August 29, 2021 1 Comment
The crisp fall days of flannels, warm apple cider, and cozy nights by the fire are finally upon us once again as we steadily make our way into autumn. Autumn is a beautiful and abundant time of reaping what we have sown with bountiful celebration as we shift our focus into slowing down during the colder half of the year. Spiritually, it is a powerful time of self-reflection, letting go, and transition as the veil between worlds grows thin, making our magic stronger than ever. Because of this, doing what we can to welcome in and honor this energy is essential to honor it and truly make the most of it, as well as enhance our spells and rituals. And what better way to do that than with setting up our own autumn altar?
So for today, we wanted to go over one of our favorite ways to decorate your own altar to welcome in autumn, as well as a few product recommendations to help you do just that. So, without further ado, here’s our quick guide to setting up an autumn altar to truly make the most of the powerful energy of the season.
Starting off, the first way to set up your altar space for autumn is to bring in some corresponding colors of the season as well as natural décor items. For this, a few ideas might include decorations in colors of red, gold, brown, yellow, and orange. For natural decorations ideas, autumn is a great time to go out and collect pieces from your own backyard to put on your altar. For this, you might include pieces such as:
Above all else, you’ll want to include anything that truly speaks fall to you, even if it isn’t on our list, as this will help your altar to better align with your energy and intentions.
For example, one of our favorite décor pieces for your altar décor or home décor in general during autumn is the Witchy Bamboo Wooden Spoons. Perfect for stirring up a little magic for your fall-themed recipes, these eco-friendly kitchen spoons are lightweight and functional, with three unique witchy designs carved into them that any witch will appreciate. They are also heat-resistant and can be used for everything from cooking to stirring potions or even hanging as wall décor. Truly, these spoons are one of a kind and a great item to have on your altar for any season.
Next, alongside colors and decorative items, the next item to incorporate on your altar for seasonal changes is candles. Multi-purpose in use, candles are one of the most essential pieces used on an altar and can help to create an entirely different vibe in your spellwork. Not to mention, they can incorporate many of the scents and herbs of the season to expand your connection to the season further.
With that said, you’ll want to look for candles in colors of yellow, red, orange, brown, or gold, as these are all colors that correspond with the season. For scents, cinnamon, sandalwood, apple, frankincense, pumpkin spice, orange spice, sage, and patchouli are a few of the most common choices people traditionally look for during this time of year, as these connect directly with the autumn season and can enhance it’s magic further. For our personal recommendation, however, we have chosen the Beware the Autumn People candle that is all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free and features warm fragrances of sugar, spice, and baked apples to mimic the smell of misty fall days, autumn carnivals, and dampened fall leaves from the memories of our childhood.
Next, it wouldn’t be a seasonal altar setup if we didn’t add in a couple of crystals. Seasonal crystals help to amplify the energy of the season unlike any other, and since autumn is all about being grateful, connecting to the spirit world, and letting go, there are a few crystals that stand out more than others. A few of these include:
Of course, a traditional rule for choosing crystals for your altar is to go to the ones you are drawn to the most. Therefore, even if it didn’t make our list, be sure to always go with what your intuition pulls you to when it comes to choosing crystals and other items for your altar to make the magic truly as strong as possible.
Next, incense is another important part of decorating and your altar and should help to represent the beautiful earthy smells of the season. A few ideas for corresponding incense includes:
However, our personal favorite scent for autumn is the rich and stimulating fall aroma of our Quoth the Raven incense. With a sensual, mystifying, and spicy aroma, this unique air-purifying incense has been carefully designed with all the key scents of the season, including warm cinnamon, spicy clove essential oil, and calming orange citrus. Not to mention, aside from its warm fall scent, this incense has been carefully designed with the energy of the season to help ignite your personal power & confidence to allow divine inspiration to radiate freely from within.
And as always, this incense has been handcrafted with all-natural ingredients and is 100% vegan and cruelty-free, so you never have to worry about hurting the environment.
Next, protection items are always a must on your altar, no matter what season it is, and it’s always a good idea to change them up from time to time to help keep the power strong and aligned. A few ideas for altar protection items might include:
While protection items are all unique to the individual, our personal favorite items to use in the autumn for protection are the pentacle protection bell and the mini broom. The pentacle protection bell is a simple altar decoration with a pentacle tied together with branches and rope followed by three hanging bells below it. This is an excellent tool that incorporates the protection power of the elements as well as the pentacle itself. Not to mention, this hanging piece also incorporates the power of sound therapy and sound cleansing and can be rung at any time to cleanse away the negative energy in your space before a spell or ritual.
On the other hand, the triple moon with bell mini broom is a small 6.7 x 2-inch handcrafted broom designed to sweep away the negative energy on your altar or your space. Decorated and protected with the symbol of the triple moon and a beautiful bell, this travel-sized broom is truly one of a kind and can be used in spellwork to sweep away old intentions and make way for the new. And just as the autumn leaves teach us how to let go, allow this broom to guide you to new energy and new magic to truly help you make the most of this powerful season.
And finally, for us, another big part of decorating your autumn altar is to make sure you’re switching out old beauty products with new beauty products of the season to help welcome in and absorb the healing properties of the seasonal magic as well as ensure your skin is getting the proper care it deserves through the changing seasons. From sprays to lotions, here are our top favorite autumn beauty products.
First of all, the Autumn Witch Vegan Lotion is an all-natural one-of-a-kind formula perfect for the autumn season. Made with skin-loving oils, this organic, vegan, and non-GMO lotion has been carefully designed with natural ingredients including shea butter, jojoba oil, aloe leaf, and avocado oil for the ultimate hydrating combination for seasonal dry skin. Not to mention, this powerful hand lotion has also been enhanced with the key scent of warm pumpkin spice to create a truly uplifting aroma that autumn lovers will die for. This lotion is also lightweight and provides long-lasting relief for the skin without leaving behind any greasiness.
And lastly, it wouldn’t be autumn if you didn’t have a beautiful fall scent to anoint your body with. The Autumn Witch Vegan Perfume has been designed with a coconut oil base to keep the ingredients all-natural as well as help the scent stick to the body for longer. With a roll-on design, this perfume mimics the smell of the Autumn Witch Vegan Hand Lotion with a warm pumpkin spice smell inspired by the October woods to help you truly get in the mood of the season. It is overall an excellent addition to your altar collection and can be used to help uplift your energy to prepare you for a fall-themed ritual, as well as keep you protected with all the energies of the season.
Overall, autumn is a beautiful season of change, renewal, gratitude, and intention-setting. With the energy of the spirit world heightened and our magic becoming just a little stronger, setting up an autumn altar is the perfect way to make the most of the powerful energy of the season, as well as honor the many unique healing aspects that it brings into our lives. We hope this article has given you a few ideas for how to set up your own autumn altar to truly make the most of this beautiful and bountiful time of the year.
Written by: The Spirit Chic
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September 30, 2022
Kicking off a new month, we transition out of September and welcome the first brisk and chilly month of autumn into our lives. Known as the most intuitive month of all, October is also a time of honoring your light and dark in equal balance as we move into a more calm, slow, and steady place within ourselves. It is also known to be a powerful month of connecting deeper with your shadow self as well as your intuition and invites many powerful spiritual changes and new perspectives into our life as a result.
But aside from the spiritual associations linked with this brisk fall month, the planets are also going to be quite active around us this month, with some notable influences from Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Mars that are likely to influence us.
With that said, Mercury will enter Libra around the 10th of the month, which is likely to bring changes to your communication and way of thinking, and could have you undergoing some changes in balance in your life. On the 23rd, we enter the season of the Scorpio, invoking more energy and intensity into our lives that could have our emotions feeling a little strained. This coincides with both Saturn direct in Aquarius and Venus in Scorpio on the same day, which could allow you to become more open in love and in your life in general and could help reenergize you moving forward.
On the 28th, Jupiter moves into retrograde in the sign of Pisces, which is likely to encourage some changes in personal growth, and could have us focusing on processing any repressed emotions we may be holding onto. Then, on the 30th, Mars goes retrograde in the sign of Gemini, which could make life a little chaotic and unpredictable for a while. Lastly, we also celebrate our final harvest sabbat of the season, Samhain, on the 31st of the month, bringing forth energies focused on family, roots, and spiritual connection, which could have the signs connecting deeper with those around them, doing some inner reflection and focusing more on spiritual practices.
As you can see, October is packed full of many different energies that are likely to direct our focus towards stillness and growth within ourselves as we delve deeper into ourselves than we have all year. But, to give you a better idea of some energies that may be present around you this month, today, we're going to go over what energies and changes each Zodiac sign can expect throughout October and how you can adjust your life to make the most of it.
August 31, 2022
Kicking off a new month, we transition out of the remaining summer days and welcome a brisk new coolness into our life. September marks the start of the harvest season and welcomes in many new energies aligned with property and abundance. With its powerful energies of focus, success, and motivation guiding the way, this is likely to be a good month for signs to reflect and reevaluate things in their life and channel more inspiration and ideas towards their endeavors. However, with the slowness of a new season also creeping in, this is likely to bring some restful energies into your life that are likely to encourage a more stable and steady flow towards creating a joyous life that is meant to nurture you.
With that said, for the first half of the month, we will be led by the Virgo sign, pushing energies of hard work and focus into our space. This is likely to have us focusing more on making progress on any important goals in our lives and help to bring a more grounded and open perspective to life. This could also inspire new ideas, new creativity, and an overall more fun-loving look at life. Virgo could even help us to tie up any loose ends in our lives and bring a close to previous chapters to help us move forward.
As from this, some key influences happening from Mercury and Venus this month are also likely to affect us in a number of ways. To start, on the 5th, Venus will enter the focused sign of Virgo, which could bring a practical tone to our love life and boost our ability to manifest new things in love. This could have us more willing to go out of our way for those we care for and also have us seeking some gentle love and care in our own life. To follow, on the 9th, Mercury retrograde in the Libra sign begins and could cause some friction with the balance in our life. All signs will need to be careful not to lash out or fall into toxic patterns of the past. Work to maintain balance and keep your eyes forward. Then, on September 22nd, we welcome the Autumn Equinox, pushing us to find balance within ourselves and focus our energy. This is a time to focus on gratitude, rebirth within ourselves, and quiet, contemplative ease into new beginnings. And lastly, on the 23rd, we also transition into the season of the Libra, pushing us to renew our energy, find balance, and focus more on personal expression.
As you can see, September is likely to be full of many different energies that are likely to offer us a chance to focus more on bettering ourselves.
July 31, 2022
The hot august nights are just around the corner as we move into the start of a new month. The month of August is all about abundance, healing, and completion. It is a time when we get ready to transition out of the summer season and prepare for the cooler months just beyond the horizon, helping us to slow down and tie up any loose ends we may be holding onto.
With that said, we will be kicking off the month in the Leo sign, who is sure to guide signs with confidence into a season all about leveling themselves up. With Leo’s fun, sun-child nature, this could also have the signs focusing more on their creative endeavors and their self-care routine, as well as help them channel a more fun-loving and optimistic outlook towards life in general. Lughnasadh, the first harvest celebration also kicks off on August 1st, and encourages us to slow down and be grateful for the blessings in our life. This energy is sure to remind the signs of the importance of gratitude, appreciating what you have, and never taking anything for granted.
To go along with this, the planets will also bring their own influence this month that is sure to take the signs for a ride. For starters, Mercury will enter Virgo near the beginning of the month, setting the tone for a more grounded and practical approach to our life with increased communication skills. Then, Venus in Leo will make its way into our space near the second week of the month, bringing a more confident and affectionate approach to your love life. We then enter Virgo’s birthday season on August 23rd, bringing a more practical, hard-working influence to our life that could have us picking up the pace on our goals with a logical and independent new attitude. And finally, a retrograde in Uranus in the Taurus begins on the 24th, directing our focus toward building more stability within ourselves and making the necessary changes to do so, even if it’s not easy.
As you can see, August is likely to bring many unique energies to our lives that are sure to help us heal and transform like no other. But, to give you some deeper insight into what you can expect this month, today, we're going to share our August horoscope and touch on what energies and changes each Zodiac sign can expect throughout the month, and how you can adjust your life to make the most of it.