An Altar is your place of worship – your sacred space, a place of protection from outside forces. Altars can be set up inside or outside. The heart or centre of your Altar is your Pentacle.
The Pentacle is the symbol of Witchcraft and is over 8,000 years old. It is the most powerful and popular symbol used by Wicca’s and pagans. Its message is that we have the ability to bring Spirit down to Earth so that we can channel Divine energy into our bodies and use it to our purposes.
The Five points of the Pentacle represent the four directions with the fifth uppermost point representing Spirit. The Circle around the pentagram represents, unity, the wheel of the year and wholeness. The Circle, a single unbroken line, is used to create magickal space in Ritual.
A Pentacle Disc is placed in the center of the Altar and is used during ritual to consecrate objects by laying them upon it. Any tool, herb, amulet, jewellery or crystal will have increased metaphysical energy after being placed on a Pentacle for a time.