Wiccan Altar Supplies
Setting up an altar perfect for your Wiccan practice can be confusing, especially if it is your first one. An altar is a very personal space and we always recommend doing what feels right to you, even if that Wicca book you love says otherwise. We have an article on how to set up an altar but it too is just a guide.
Shop our huge selection of Wiccan Altar Supplies to find the items that speak to you for your own altar. We offer altar tables, altar clothes, athames (witches blades) and swords, wands, cauldrons and offering bowls, altar statues, candle holders, Wiccan altar chalices, and pentacles and altar tiles.
While many Wiccan Traditions vary on the set up of their altar, here are things that most Wiccan beliefs share in common. It is a good place to start in setting up your own Wiccan Altar.
Finding the perfect spot for a permanent Wiccan Altar can be difficult and altars are often temporarily set up for specific Wiccan holidays or rituals. A beautiful altar cloth is often changed for each Wiccan Sabbat.
In most Wiccan beliefs, universal energy is seen as dual - both Masculine and Feminine. Altar Statues often are used to represent this duality thru an image of a God and Goddess.
An athame, traditionally a double edged small dagger, is used to ritually cut and direct energy. Most Wiccan beliefs say it should never be used to draw blood. A boline is a working blade used to cut herbs, cords and other items during Wiccan rituals. Some traditions use swords instead and most consider an athame a symbol of the element of Air.
Candles are used in many religions both for the symbolism of fire and light. A Wiccan altar often includes a central Altar Candle as well as candles for the God and Goddess and for specific spell or ritual symbolism.
A cauldron represents the womb of the Goddess - a place of birth or creation and is often used in Wiccan spells and rituals. Many Wiccan beliefs give thanks and offerings to the Gods using a lovely offering bowl.
A ritual chalice is used in Wicca as a vessel for pure water and a symbol of the womb of the Goddess. Most Wiccan Rituals end with the eating of cakes and the sipping of wine or water from the sacred chalice. Salt and other spell ingredients are often placed on the alter in small vessels for use during the ritual or Wiccan Holiday.
Brooms are used in Wiccan Ritual to sweep clean an area of negative energy before a Wiccan Ritual. Wands direct energy and are often used in place of an athame.