Handmade Tiny Besom Altar Piece 3 Inches + All Natural Wood and Twigs Adorned with Tibet Silver Pentacle Charm Small besoms are typically used to clear negative energy prior to using your altar for starting fresh intentions. Superstitions state to place a besom above a door in your home to keep bad spirits away and also keep negative energies out. It is also used to clear out negative energy similar to smudging. The broom signifies purification and is connected to other elements such as earth and air. In the most current century besom brooms have been used in hand-fasting ceremonies, celebrations, marriages and decorating homes. In the Wiccan tradition, the besom symbolizes femininity and fertility. Superstitious Note: Whenever you move, always leave your besom behind and begin fresh in your new home.