Inspired by a TC thread about travel altars and some Google work, added to the fact that I’ll be studying abroad for three months, I have decided to make a travel altar. I bought an Altoid tin at CVS today, found a forked stick on my walk home that is a potential world tree, and searched my house high and low for what I’d like to use in my altar. I also made a rough outline of what I’d like to make:
A = the world tree, either a physical wood or a printed image
B = circle of wood (preferably) or cardboard, with a triskele in the center and representations of the four elements
C = either something to represent deity in general (as I don’t have a chosen pantheon or anything) or I might break this into three smaller circles for the Three Kindred
As for the loose objects: I have some gold cloth I will probably cut down; either sea glass or a sea shell (I can’t choose which), for sea; a dark rock, for earth; and most likely a white rock, for sky (although I’d like something else). I really don’t think my electric candle will fit, so I might make a paper flame instead. I also have to decide if I’d like my box to stay open horizontally or vertically.
Since I’m not currently adhering to a specific Druid group’s ideas, there are elements of ADF altars alongside things I liked from my Wiccan days. That’s the fun part of going this alone – you get to pick and choose and figure out what works best!