It’s almost time for baby to arrive, so I thought I’d share the birth altar that I’ve created to take with me to the hospital. It’s small and mostly fits in a box, as I won’t have a lot of table space for it.
There are three affirmation cards, a battery-operated candle, my prayer beads, a Brighid altar token, a crosóg, the Grove’s brat Bhríde, a pink stone to keep me grounded, a spoon in case I need extra energy (haha), and holy waters to bless the baby.
The other night, under the sliver of the new moon, I offered to my Ancestors and to Brighid for a safe and beautiful birth, purified myself in magical waters, and began to enter the headspace that will take me through this transition. There is only so much that I can do to prepare for this initiation, physically, mentally, and spiritually. All I do now is wait.