Autumn Equinox – Hearth shrine

Even though I celebrated the autumn equinox with an eclectic pagan group, I always try to keep my hearth decorated appropriately for the season. Above are two photos of my home shrine.

1st photo – a personal offering made in the forest at SweetWood. I set this up inside the ritual space as a votive for Artemis and the woodland spirits. This is about as simple as it gets: a candle, my olivewood bowl of keys and coins (I take these everywhere as they are personal power symbols and blessed for spiritual use only), and a bunch of acorns I gathered in the forest.

Photos 2 & 3 – I use a small cast-iron saucepan for my well, a living plant for my tree, and a candle for my fire. There is incense, some fresh-picked flowers, acorns, and berries, and personal tokens as an offering, and my current deity symbols (a rabbit and golden pillar). There is also a jar of water from a sacred well here in Wisconsin, some decorative items, and of course, Papa Smurf.