Simple Altar for Full Moon Libation to Poseidon
Libation Timing: July 22, 2013; 9:40pm -10:29; planetary hour of the Moon
this should be a powerful time as both the hour and day are associated with the moon and element of water.
On the Altar:
- Hestia Candle: This should be part of every Hellenic altar and / or shrine. Hestia is first and last of the Gods and always first and last in ritual.
- Incense Holder and Incense: Incense is a simple and enjoyable offering to both Gods and mortals. I use incense for offering at both my daily devotions and larger rituals.
- Libation Bowl: Another thing that is necessary for Hellenic altars. You’ll notice my “libation bowl” is actually a tiny coffee cup. I love that thing! I found it in a dollar store and had to have it for libations. My thinking is that using this cup with which I am so enamored on my altar for the Gods is an excellent gift precisely because I am so enamored with it. It is also a nod to Hermes, my patron, because it is that touch of irreverence and winking humor that is his jurisdiction.
- Seashell: I found this shell at Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna, CA and I am using it here as an offering to Poseidon. Again, this shell is something to which I am very attached as that trip to Crystal Cove was extremely meaningful to me in many ways.
- Book: This is a small book I keep for notes pre and post ritual when I don’t have access to my computer.
More on Poseidon
- Poseidon: Images of Ambivalence (epistrophia.wordpress.com)
- Morning Devotion Adapted from Hesiod’s Works and Days (epistrophia.wordpress.com)
- Autumn Equinox Ritual Honoring Demeter and Dionysos (epistrophia.wordpress.com)
- Autumnal Cross Quarter Celebration Honoring Hades, Persephone, Ancestors and the Honorable Dead (epistrophia.wordpress.com)