Here I was setting up my altar when I noticed something. Which side is supposed to be left and which was right (don't laugh yet, read on)? Is left considered my left or the altar's left (considering it's 'facing' towards me)? So I looked it up some pictures to try to get the answer. Instead, some were on one side, and some on the other! Which side is it supposed to be/ What side do you do?
Another problem is, my BOS is on a computer, so I'm wondering how that would work putting my BOS on the altar... Maybe saving it on a USB and putting it on the altar? I'm not too sure.
Your Altar is your personal space!
It doesnt have to fit any standards or follow a specific rule.
It can be whatever you want.
As for the BOS,if you want it on your altar,you can hold your computer or put it near the altar while doing work.
If it is a desktop,USB could be the way to go.Other options include;printing out the cover page and using that,or use an object like a pen or blank page to represent your BOS.
Think of the altar as an extension of yourself. It's left is the same add your left. you can put anything at any spot you want on the alter. Although there are some things that correspond with the different elements, and directions that correspond with the elements, i don't actually think it matters if they are in the same directions. The pictures of altars that are in books and on websites are just guidelines. You can alter your altar to fit whatever is comfortable for you. Also it's okay for you to have an electronic book of shadows, don't worry too much about putting it on your altar. You would only need that if, say you need to follow instructions. But some say that metals can funk up spells, so i don't know about putting the flash drive on your altar. If you really need it you could print or write down the part you needed for the working.
The craft is flexible. There aren't really specific rules you have to follow