For Broom Closet Witches: Mabon: “A” is for Abundance – of Altars, Altars, Altars!

by Claire DuNord

Blessed Be, Broom Closet Witches, and Welcome Back! Mabon, the second harvest celebration on the Wheel of the Year, is upon us, and this time fruits and the “gift of the vine” take center stage. We also contemplate and celebrate the Fall Equinox. Claire du Nord here, a High Priestess in the Temple of Witchcraft tradition, with the twelfth article in our “For Broom Closet Witches” series.

At Harvest Time, the word “abundance” comes to mind. As I thought about abundance, I looked around my tiny apartment and saw that what I have an abundance of are altars and things that have found their place on them, for many reasons, each with its own significance. I sure do have a lot of little things! I also realized that I really love creating altars, or as may be a more fitting word in some instances – displays! For the Broom Closet Witch, if circumstances necessitate, a dining room table can function very nicely as an altar, and no one need be any the wiser.

I found most of my “little things” at thrift stores. They are my favorite shopping destinations, as you never know what you might find, and at awesome prices! For instance, I found the three matching tables that function as my Elemental/Ancestral altars for just a dollar each at a thrift store!

In Articles numbers 1, 2, and 3, we saw how the most mundane of objects could function as altar tools. I also spoke about some of the objects on my altar(s) in Article #6. For this article, I thought it might be more helpful, (and maybe more fun!) to show you. So, here are some photos of the various altars/displays I have in my little apartment. I hope you enjoy them and maybe get some ideas of some things you might incorporate into your own altars/displays/table settings.

Fire Altar

Elemental/Ancestral Altar

Romani Ancestral Altar

Saami/Sami Ancestral Bulletin Board Altar

I hope this article has been helpful, and until next time – Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry Meet again!

Mabon Blessings,
Claire du Nord

Temple of Witchcraft