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(My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby IrishStrong » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:16 pm

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Hello all! I am happy to introduce my very first altar to you all :) I live in a college dorm, so I am only allowed to have certain things.

The candles are electronic, but look real enough and are vanilla scented. We aren't allowed to burn real candles. They take 3 AAA batteries and were about $2.75 a piece at Wal-Mart.

The owl is for incense, and smokes. We aren't allowed to burn incense, but I thought it was a great representation of Athena, since she is my deity. It was about $5.00

The two cups were about $2.00 a piece and hold my sea salt (earth) and water

The rubies were around $3.00 for a huge bag. I used them because rubies are symbolic of Athena, and they are also very powerful stones to have.

The pentacle is from my necklace. I'm looking to order another one soon for the altar only.

Lastly, I used a simple hand towel for my blanket. I picked one that said "Trust" on it, because that is my main focus. I must learn to Trust in this new path and follow it completely.

I am pretty proud of it, myself :) I looked for hours to find everything I wanted. Hopefully y'all like it too!
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby -Dark-Moon- » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:20 pm

I really like it, I have an owl on mine too. Does the owl represent Athena to you also? Or something else?
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby IrishStrong » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:23 pm

Yes, it represents Athena for me as well :)
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby __Oracle__ » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:40 pm

Beautiful !
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby IrishStrong » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:41 pm

Thank you Oracle!
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby Heartsong » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:21 pm

Oooh, that's just lovely! I've always felt owl as a kindred spirit, so I really love it's presence on your altar (I have a number of owl collectables in my spell work/reading room). Great symmetry with the pillar candles too!
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby IrishStrong » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:19 pm

Thank you very much Heartsong :) And I agree. I love owls
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby firebirdflys » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:51 pm

very cool. :fairy: ..
you might want to try essential oil mixed with a bit of rubbing alcohol and water in a water mister ...use that as your Air representative or "incense" substitute, it smells great and no danger of burning the dorm down! I like lavender it is a lighter oil and won't clog the sprayer like say, patchouli would.
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby Klia » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:22 am

I really love it. It's simple but so pretty and unique.
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby IrishStrong » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:15 am

firebird: That's a really good idea! Thank you!!! I just put my altar underneath my open window to get air, but I like your idea more :)

And Klia: Thank you so much :) glad you like it!
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby AnaisStar » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:34 pm

Very beautiful. I LOVE Owls. They are a power animal for me. That owl is really cool, where did you pick it up at?
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby Lillady » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:42 am

Very beautiful altar! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby IrishStrong » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:14 pm

Thank you :) and I actually found the owl at Wal-Mart in the candle section. lol
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby Echo_of_shadows » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:47 am

I think I have owl envy. :lol: The rubies are beautiful. Very pretty overall. :)
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Re: (My First) Dorm Altar!

Postby IrishStrong » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:29 pm

Awwwww thank you :)
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