Yeah… So I am spending the weekend away with my Parents, my Sister and my Grandma.
Yes, they are Catholic.
Yes, they already know I’m weird. My Mom and Sister more than anyone else. At least, if they pay any attention to my Facebook and, lets face it, to myself.
I might not dress with long flowy black skirts (not on a daily basis, anyways, as I am really a jeans and shirt kind of person; black, preferently, whenever I can, as it’s my favourite colour), but my accessories kind of give it away (I can’t go without my black tourmaline necklace, nor my amethyst, my pentagram or my tree of life and leaves earrings (yes, all made by yours truly).
I don’t exactly flaunt my beliefs, but I’ve been out of the broom closet for quite a while now.
So, what is a Pagan to do when she goes away for the weekend and she is not willing to slack on her beloved path?
You probably guessed it already: she gets herself a portable altar.
There are a few things I am taking with me: my usual tarot deck, my crystal ball (don’t laught; I know it’s a cliché, but I wanted one), and my pendulum.
I am taking my Gods and Goddess with me, so I chose a black tourmaline stone for The Morrígan, a green aventurine for Cernunnos, and a citrine quartz for Andevellicos.
I need a box and I have been flirting with a wooden one at a New Age shop. I just need to know if my deck fits there.
I also want to acquire sandal incense in cones for air (this one, however, might be tricky, so I might get a sandal spray instead).
I have a lighter (fire), and there are plenty of rocks/stones (earth) where I am going.
For water… I am still considering a tea light candle emptied container with water.
I still feel that I need some black feathers (raven/crow), but it’ll happen when the time comes.
And I am taking two notebooks: one that I kind of use as a witchy/pagan journal and book of shadows, and one I’ve been using for the OBOD course.
I will let you know how my weekend goes, as I will try to be around. 😉