Rose Ariadne's Chitchcraft Blog

Dear Friends,

A question I am routinely asked is where is the best place to perform a ritual. The easiest answer to this, is anywhere. A ritual can be performed anywhere that has been properly cleansed and consecrated, regardless of where the location is. I know many people that have choice but to perform rituals in very close quarters, such as in a small closet or in their bathroom, and still have great success with their work. However, there are some places that are more ideal than others, and things that need to be taken into consideration when determining the best location for you to do your work.

In my personal opinion, the best location for performing a ritual is outdoors. I feel it is the spot that is most conducive to the energies that I am appealing to and helps to make my work more powerful. I do realize though, working outdoors is not an ideal option for everyone. Some people are unable to work outdoors due to physical limitations, or simply because they live in an area where it is not possible for them to have the privacy that they need. It can also be quite difficult to focus on your ritual when it’s 20 degrees outside and your teeth won’t stop chattering, or it’s a hot and balmy summer night and the mosquitos are buzzing in your ears.

If you are performing your spells outdoors, there are a few things that you will need to consider. If you are with a group of people, is there ample room for everyone to park and gather? Will anyone have a difficult time walking to where the actual ritual will take place? If you are meeting in a public location, are there any special permits required for group gatherings? Will your privacy be respected or will your ritual be interrupted by people passing by? All of these things should be considered when you are planning a gathering, even if you are planning on performing your ritual in your own backyard either with a group, or by yourself.

Some people will say that in order for you to successfully perform your ritual, you must do so in a place that is considered sacred. In all honesty, I have mixed emotions about these sentiments. I myself believe that any spot can be consecrated and deemed as sacred to an individual. However, those supporters of this belief often feel that the “sacred” place is a spot that is completely devoted to your worship or ritual only, and other acts are not performed in this location, thus helping the spot to remain sacred.

There is a part of me that does somewhat believe with this sentiment. While I do believe that with the proper cleansing, consecration and mindset a person can make any spot sacred to them, I do personally find that having a designated area that is devoted to worship and ritual does help to make rituals more effective. I also believe that there are certain sacred spots that hold so much power due to the devotion people hold to the place. Even so, I realize that it is not always possible for a person to have a devoted location for their work which is why I personally try to stress the point that you can make almost any spot sacred.

As long as you are dedicated to properly cleansing and consecrating a space, and have the mindset that while you perform your ritual there that place is sacred, I think you can perform your rituals most anywhere. After all, one of the key elements in our craft is that we can personalize it and do what works and feels best for us. Choosing where you perform your rituals is one of those personal choices. As long as you do so with a pure mind and heart, the location isn’t as important as some people make it out to be and you can still have a very meaningful and powerful ritual.

Brightest Blessings,

Rose Ariadne
Your Warm and Caring “Resident Witch In Charge”

Posted by Rose Comments 5


  1. Callum says

    thanks for the post helpd alot

    February 25th, 2010 | #
  2. Dear Rose

    You are right. Rituals can be done anywhere as long as it is cleanse and sacred without any disturbance.

    February 26th, 2010 | #
  3. Marie-Christine says

    I myself believe also that rituals can be done anywhere either, same as your beliefs in that matter, it doesn’t have to be an exact special sacred place, I guess that we can do that ourself, as long as we don’t disturb anything and that we have a pure mind and heart when we do this.:smile:

    February 26th, 2010 | #
  4. I live in an apartment, and we don’t even have a porch, much less a back yard. I am fortunate enough to have an entire room I can dedicate to my studies and magic work! With an open window, I feel as connected to the energies as I can be, indoors & on the top floor.

    February 26th, 2010 | #
  5. M says

    Keen words, my friend. I’ve been thinking about setting up a room (2 extra br’s) for a “permanent” SS, but I’m not sure I’m exactly ready to have that kind of thing out in the open. Oh wells. I live by a little creek anyways, and I’m still relatively new to Wicca. (YOUR EMAILS ARE AWESOME!)

    Many blessings!

    February 28th, 2010 | #

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