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Lucifer Altar Ideas

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The worship of Lucifer is becoming more popular, and many witches are setting up a Lucifer altar to honor him. This article will provide you with ideas on how to set up your own Lucifer altar.

Who is Lucifer? He is a god of freedom, once the most popular and best-known angel. He is often seen as a rebellious angel who rebelled against God after the creation of humans. To modern witches, he is a symbol of freedom and individuality. 

As well as being popular with Pagans, Lucifer is also revered by Satanists, who honor him as the bringer of light and a symbol of the pursuit of knowledge and individuality. 

When setting up a Lucifer altar, the first thing to consider is exactly what you want the altar to represent. Will it be a place for yourself or your coven to worship? Will it be primarily about Lucifer or about celebrating his attributes? An altar can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be. 

In my experience with him, Lucifer doesn’t demand anything fancy from those he works with. What he does demand is an earnest desire to improve yourself and honesty in all that you do.

Lucifer morning star altar ideas. A statue of Lucifer falling from heaven.

Color Symbolism For Lucifer Worship

Because Lucifer is the “light-bringer” and “morning star,” you should use light colors on your altar, such as white or yellow. You could also use gold and silver, or even red. 

You may have expected the color black to be included, and black is indeed a good color for Lucifer. But when we look past what Christianity has told us about Lucifer, we can see that he is a deity of light, not darkness.

Chances are, he will guide you to the right colors for your altar for him. I use deep, dark purples and golds to represent Lucifer on my altar.

Symbols Of Lucifer For Your Altar 

When setting up an altar to Lucifer, you should include certain symbols that represent him. Because Lucifer is one of the names for the morning star, Venus, symbols of Venus are also often appropriate for him. 

Some symbols of Lucifer include:

  • Dark-colored flowers
  • Dark-colored feathers
  • Rubies
  • Sunrises
  • Dawn light
  • Anything copper
  • Skulls and bones
  • Trees
  • The padlock
  • Thorns
  • Spirals
Sacred symbols for your Lucifer altar.

Sacred Animals Of Lucifer 

Lucifer is associated with many animals. In some forms of Christianity, Lucifer is associated with the snake in Eden that caused Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. He is also often associated with insects and birds like crows.

Other animals associated with Lucifer include:

  • Swans
  • Corvids
  • All birds
  • Goats
  • Elephants
  • Snakes
  • Cats
  • Moths
  • Crawling insects
Sacred animals for your Lucifer altar.

Plant Correspondences For Lucifer

Many of these plants are associated with the underworld and disenchantment. These correspondences are based on the myths of Lucifer as the fallen angel in the Bible and possibly the lord of Hell. 

If you are interested, you can look up the plants’ meanings on this list and research the plants in your local area. The important thing to remember is that these correspondences are for symbolic purposes only–whatever form of plant or herb helps you feel closer to Lucifer will be fine.

  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Blackberries
  • Sage
  • Apples
  • Pomegranates
  • Lilac
  • Rose
  • All fruiting trees
  • Camphor
  • Gardenia
  • Geranium
  • Hyssop
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic
  • Yarrow
  • Cypress
Sacred plants for your Lucifer altar.

Offerings To Lucifer

Offerings are used to show proper respect for Lucifer and also to honor his attributes. 

If you have an altar set up for Lucifer, you will want to make sure that you have offerings on it for him. Contrary to popular belief, Lucifer doesn’t want you to worship him like some deities do. What he does want, though, is the respect he is owed for guiding you. 

The best offerings for Lucifer will be actions, like meditation and success at your job.

Here are some great offerings for Lucifer:

  • Meditation
  • Your personal success
  • Shadow work
  • Offerings of his sacred plants
  • Rebellious acts
  • Activism
  • Spending time learning
  • Dark wines
  • Dark candles
  • Dark roses and rose petals
  • A well-lived life full of pleasure
Sacred offerings for your Lucifer altar.

Lilith and Lucifer are often associated. I have a post all about how to set up an Altar to the dark goddess Lilith, too!

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