1. Pick a place for the altar. This can be a shelf in a closet if you want it to be discreet, a bathroom counter, or my personal favourite it setting it up on a vanity if you have one.
2. Stick to an Aphrodite colour scheme. Think pinks, reds, sea foam blue, and gold. I use a pink scarf from the dollar store as an altar cloth.
3. Have something in the middle to represent Aphrodite. This doesn’t need to be an expensive statue. Some ideas include
- An old barbie
- a picture of Aphrodite you printed off from the internet
- any photo of a woman you find beautiful
- a figure you made yourself
4. Have an offering bowl or dish of some sort in front of your Aphrodite representation. The thrift store is a perfect place to get this. I found an iridescent seashell dish for $2.
5. Decorate! This part is the most fun. Stick to things that represent Aphrodite. This may include:
- a vase of roses (fake ones are honestly best since they don’t die)
- alternatively you can get some potpourri with dried roses
- make up and jewelry, especially pearls
- anything with hearts (check out the dollar store around valentines day)
- seashells or anything ocean related
- Doves, swans, rabbits, bees, and dolphins are all favoured my Aphrodite (avoid pigs, she hates them)
- Fairy lights or pink Christmas lights
- Get a few small pieces of rose quartz if you can
- Really anything beautiful (think flowers of any kind, snow globes, antique music or jewelry boxes)
- You can also create a collage of beautiful pictures on the wall behind the altar
6. Maintain your altar. Try not to be disrespectful by letting it get too messy. Keep it looking nice and every once in while take the altar cloth off, wash it, and spray the surface down with some rose water if possible.