Sacred Feminine Altar

Creating a Sacred Feminine Altar is a personal ritual. An act of claiming space and adorning your claim with special treasures that support you to smile, pause and reflect.

Your sacred feminine altar is a Divine space infusing the ordinary with the sacred…

Creating an altar in your home is an acknowledgment of your home as your personal oasis. When I experience my altar, I remember what is important to me and honor my unique spiritual presence with gratitude.

Many of the Goddesses I play with are new to creating a personal altar. To help them begin I share what is on my altar along with an explanation of what each of the items represent. I’d like to share my current (I change my altar quite regularly) sacred feminine altar with you.

Sacred Feminine Altar

My sacred feminine altar is made up of treasures that bring me joy and keep me spiritually grounded.

  • The image of my daughter is to remind me that my most important purpose in life is to be a healthy role model for my child. I will always support her personal development with loving kindness. I will honor her transformation and do my best to guide her through her young life.
  • The I love you note is a gift from my daughter.
  • The blessed mother artwork is a gift from a mentor Goddess who loves making groovy spiritual treasures.
  • The box of incense is my very favorite scent – White Cloud by Shoyeiso Incense Company – Kyoto Japan. The earthy-sweet scent is relaxing and helps bring some peace to my busy life.
  • The peacock image signifies spiritual growth, healing and my love for photography. The peacock also reminds me to check my ego at the door.
  • The Carnelian Mala beads represent courage, introspection, creativity, abundance and devotion.
  • The Rosary is intertwined with the Mala to remind me of my Catholic upbringing and honors my Mother and Grandmother for their Christian faith and teachings.
  • The gorgeous sparkly dragonfly is a gift from a cherished friend. The dragon fly reminds me to live in the moment.
  • The necklaces represent nothing more than a great place to hang them! Perhaps I have too many necklaces?!
  • The small mandala container has traveled with me for years and contains rose petals from my wedding day.
  • There is a small thumb stone I found on the shores of Lake Michigan. The shape and contour looks like shell or what could be the face of a Bodhisattva. Surrender your worries to the stone!
  • The statue of Guan Yin represents the compassion I want to emulate in this lifetime.

Here are 3 easy steps to create your sacred feminine altar.

1. Choose a special location inside or outside of your home.
2. Choose the surface area or structure of your altar.
(book shelves, window sills, small tables, large rocks, tree stumps etc.)
3. Choose the items you wish to display on your altar.

Tell me about your Sacred Feminine Altar

I’d love to hear about the location, structure and personal items on display. Please comment below if you feel inspired to share.

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About Shann Vander Leek

Shann Vander Leek

Shann is a Transformational Leader, Award-Winning Podcaster, Best-Selling Author, Voice Over Talent, Podcast Coach, and Producer. She lives in the village of Suttons Bay, Michigan with her beloved husband and mouthy old cat. This Goddess Shines!

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  • Petrea May 31, 2012, 3:18 am

    Sounds like your altar is full of wonderful reminders about the joys in your life. I don’t keep an altar for myself though your description intrigues me. We do however have an outdoor altar of a rock at the foot of our ~100 yr old tree which we place apple cores on for the squirrels- they seemed to be please with it. 🙂

    • shannvanderleek Jun 8, 2012, 1:31 pm

      Hi Petrea, Outdoor altars and 100 year old trees are exquisite. Big love to you.

  • Tanja @ Crystal Clarity May 31, 2012, 10:11 am

    I love your altar, Shann – it’s gorgeous. My altar isn’t specifically a sacred feminine altar, although with its link to my mother, there’s a definite feminine feel to it for me.

    I think if I had to define mine, it would be an elemental altar. There’s a single scented pillar candle at the front for Fire, a sea-green glass chalice of salt-water for Water, an essential oil burner for Air, a potted aloe vera (surrounded by a combination of crystals) for Earth, and a peacock tapestry my mother created when she was alive for Spirit.

    My altarcloth is *supposed* to be seasonal, but I haven’t changed it from the deep forest green satin I put on there back at the beginning of Summer… I love the colour too much!



    • shannvanderleek Jun 8, 2012, 1:30 pm

      Hi Tanja, Thank you for your kindness. Your elemental altar sounds Divine.

  • Stella Seaspirit May 31, 2012, 10:59 am

    Hi Shann, at the moment I have a very simple altar up with one of my favourite images of an Egyptian High Priestess in a sunset and pyramid backdrop with three large pillar candles (two magenta and the centre one is black). At the base of my candles I have a piece of moonstone, labradorite and amethyst. In front of that I have a large abalone shell which holds a smudge stick made of lavender, rosemary, cedar and imphepo (a potent local SA herb popular for clearing and intuitive work).

    • shannvanderleek Jun 8, 2012, 1:27 pm

      Hi Stella, Your altar sounds gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.