Hello, althought I have been interested in the craft of magik for a long time I am fairly new to practising it myself and have a few questions about my altar. I would be very grateful for any answers.
I have read quite alot about altars and how to make them, I have read that they can be different and should feel right for you. I have decided to use a small portable altar which I can set up easily in different places. The reason for this is because I do not like to use candles or incence upstairs, also I prefer to cast spells in the small conservatory as I like being able to see outside, especially at night with the moon. My first question is this - is having your elements and tools for your altar in a small box and setting them out when they are needed acceptable?
My second question is about the items I have chosen for my elements;
Fire - A tealight candle
Air - A large feather
Water - 4 small sea shells
Earth - Some small stones
I have also read that many things can represent the elements including different coloured papers, but would my chosen items suffice? (I have cleansed them using my own small ritual).
For my altar I only have my altar cloth, a pentacle and what ever other tools I need for whichever spell I am doing. Is this enough?
I am sorry if my questions may seem naive but as I said I am new to this and if I do not ask questions how will I learn?
I also have a small question about the covens on here, how many covens may each person join? Is it only one or many?
I apologise if I have posted this in the wrong section.
Thankyou for taking the time to read.