Altar Besom's, also known as a witch’s broom, is a tool traditionally used to cleanse and purify a space, especially prior to performing any rituals. Use your besom to sweep away stagnant or negative energy. Physically, we use brooms to sweep away dirt and debris. Magically, we use brooms to sweep away negative energy in our home and sacred space. The besom is a symbol of banishing, fertility, and cleansing. Place the besom above your altar or hang it near a doorway entrance to protect the space you’re in. It contains a spiral goddess which symbolizes the strong energy of oneself and Amethyst. This stone works on the emotional, spiritual and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. It is also great for connecting one to their spirit guides and deities.