To create a stone altar for Wiccan rites, place a crystal sphere or any round holed stone to the left of the altar to symbolise the Goddess. Place a quartz crystal point or any phallic-shaped stone to the right of the altar to symbolise Her consort, the Horned God. Position a red candle between the two deity symbols to represent the devine energy of the Goddess and God, as well as the ancient Element of Fire. (In the place of the red candle).
Place a flat stone before the red candle to serv as an “offering stone.” This can be used to receive offerings such as herbs, gemstones, cakes, flowers, fruit, wine or honey. Place a small flat stone to the right of the offering stone to serve as a salt holder and represent the ancient Element of Earth. To the left of the offering stone, place a concave stone or a seahell and fill it with water to represent thet ancient Element of Water. Incense is often used by Wiccans to represent the ancient Element of Air, and can be burned atop a flat stone placed before the offering.
For other ritual tools, there are various stone alternatives that can be used if you so desire. Using flint or obsidian arrowhead as an athame and a long thin terminated quartz crystal as a wand are but two examples.
To dedicate the stone altar to a particular Pagan deity, place between two altar candles in the centre of the altar any stone that corresponds to your god or goddess. For instance, a moonstone for Diana, Artemis, Selene, Isis and all deities connected with the moon; a lava rock for Pele; a cat’s eye for Bast.