Rose Ariadne's Chitchcraft Blog

Dear Friends,

One issue that routinely discuss with those that are getting started in the craft is how they can set up their working space. Many people do not have an entire room or area in their home to set up a permanent space, and others feel that they must not keep their magick working materials in the open for fear of rejection or ridicule.

Regardless of your living situation, it is very easy to set up a working space that you will be able to perform your rituals in. Your work space does not have to be extravagant and can be very simple in nature, and can still allow you to achieve your desired results. I’m going to go over a few different ideas that I often recommend to those who ask for my advice on this situation, in hopes that you may benefit from this information in some way.

I’ll start with the worst case scenario first. Let’s say that you live in a home with others who are non-believers that would have a difficult time accepting the path you have chosen. As such, you cannot set up a permanent work space and need to keep your tools concealed. A simple foot locker or other box with a lock will work well for keeping your tools safe from those that may cause damage to them, and help you to keep them all in one place. If you have your own room, perform your workings in your room where you will have privacy and not be disturbed. If this is not possible, you can even take your supplies into the bathroom for privacy, or outdoors to perform your spells in nature.

Now, perhaps those that live with you are accepting of your path and you have no need to conceal and protect your magick working tools. Even so, you have no room for setting up a permanent space. You can keep your tools in a cabinet or drawer, and set up your alter as needed to work. The important thing to keep in mind is that if you will be working out in the open, make sure that the other members of your household are respectful while you are working, and provide you with privacy to perform your rituals.

The next scenario would be that you are limited to a small amount of space in your home for setting up your work space with family members that are respectful of your beliefs. This scenario makes it easy to set up a permanent work space that allows you to keep your tools and alter set out all of the time. Simply designate one spot in your home, such as the corner of a room or even a closet, for your work space and set up your altar. Again, it is important that you make sure that others in the home respect your belongings, and do not touch them or disturb them when you are not around.

Finally, we have the best case scenario. You have an entire room to set up your work space. This is of course, every witches dream and is a wonderful opportunity for you to completely express yourself and personalize your space. When setting up the room, take heed to pay attention to your directional stations and elements, and making sure that the room has a positive energy flow. Be creative and make your room comfortable, so it is more conducive to a positive work environment.

Regardless of your living situation, you should be able to set up some time of work space that you can use effectively. If nothing else, you can simply go outside and perform your work in the presence of nature with nothing more than your own energies. Remember, there are no requirements in magick working and everything you do is your own personal choice. As such, there are no limitations on where, or how, your work can be performed.

Brightest Blessings,

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

Posted by Rose Comments 2


  1. marie-christine says

    Dear Rose, You explain it in details and always so simple in the same time, you are a great teacher. For myself I do have a little place in my living room that my husband and my nephew doesn’t touch, because they do have another living room for themself, and when I performed, I inform them so they stay away the time I do it. Sometimes too, once in a while, I do it outside too, under a big old white willow tree in my backyard.

    November 19th, 2009 | #
  2. Dear Rose

    Thanks for explaining about spaces that needed in privacy to perform rituals. I’m the only believer in my household and I make sure I find time to do my rituals in just like how you explained in a sense to perform my magical working. Thanks again for this important magickal information of today friday.
    Peace and Blessings always.

    November 20th, 2009 | #

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