A place is dedicated for the "ritual" altar setting. This altar can be outdoors or inside, large or small. It may hold symbolic items that embody qualities or beings that we want to invoke in the ceremony –such as stones, plants, or feathers. Usually each of the seven directions are present as well as the elements of earth, air, fire and water. Since this ceremony is especially for water, a large bowl of water is placed on the altar. Flowers and a lit candle are traditional, evoking beauty, life and light.