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Creating a Fire Element Altar

fire element altar

Creating a Fire Element Altar

Summer is almost over, but there is still time to create a fire element altar. Why would you do that? Creating a fire element altar can help you  deeply experience the element of Fire or to honor it. 

Constructing Your Fire Element Altar

Before you construct your fire element altar, you have to think about how it is going to be used. Is this going to be used once or kept up all season? Do you want it indoors or outside? How will you keep the fire fed? How will you watch it so that it remains safe? 

Choose your elements so they work with your vision. Perhaps you use an iron kettle that you set on a glass table or a brick mantle. Maybe you constructed a cement house especially for this purpose. Let creativity and safety meet in harmonious ways.

Adding Power Items

Once you have the altar established, it’s time to add power items to juice it up. You something to create fire, such as an oil lamp, solar light, candle, or electric light. Items that represent fire are also great to add. Some ideas are any plant or substance that has Fire energy like sunflowers, marigolds, calendula, fire agate, sunstone, citrine, carnelian, pictures of the sun, cinnamon, clove, or ginger. Anything hot, spicy, or powerful can work. 

Consecrate Your Altar

Everything on the altar and the altar itself must be consecrated. This purifies it and dedicates it to magical and spiritual use, so these items cannot be used for anything else.

To consecrate your altar items, light your candle or light source. Call to the authority (Oh, Great Spirit, Isis, Creator, God, ancestors, myself, etc.) that you are appealing to and ask that this space be cleansed and dedicated to Fire.  Imagine a bubble of white light or purifying flames (that don’t burn) surround the area with that cleansing and know that it is done. 

Light an aromatic plant bundle, Palo santo stick, or stick of incense. Waft the smoke around yourself, each item, and the space itself with the intention of purifying everything. Acknowledge that the work is done with a blessing in your own words like, “May this smoke purify my sacred space from any negative or stagnant energy so that my work can always come from the purest intentions and do the highest good while avoiding harm. So be it.”

Using Your Fire Element Altar

Come here to connect with Fire. Here are some of the ways you can use your Fire Element altar.

  • meditate on the right use of Fire energy
  • muse on the destructive nature of Fire
  • journal on how Fire purifies
  • think about how responsibility balances will
  • hold one of your crystals and ask it to show you what you need to know.
  • practice Fire scrying.
  • use Fire to break up stagnant energy within you.
  • release attachments and cords that no longer serve you.
  • let Fire show you how to stand in your power.

Don’t be afraid to play. Let your intuition guide you. By the end of Fire season (summer), you will be a much more powerful and well rounded person.


Laura grew up with animism. She is a co-founder of Pan Society, a licensed clinical social worker, author of Angel Whispering: How to Talk to Your Spiritual Guides and How To Be A Panist: A Guide to Creating a Modern Animist Lifestyle. She also facilitates spiritual pilgrimages. For more information about Laura Giles, see her websites at

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