Sunday, April 29, 2007



Also known as May Eve, May Day, happens at the beginning of May. It celebrates the height of Spring and the flowering of life. The Goddess manifests as the May Queen . The God emerges as the May King.

Beltane is a festival of flowers, fertility, sensuality, and delight.

  • Prepare a May basket by filling it with flowers and goodwill and then give it to someone in need of healing and caring, such as a shut-in or elderly friend.

  • Form a wreath of freshly picked flowers, wear it in your hair, and feel yourself radiating joy and beauty.

  • Dress in bright colors.

  • On May Eve, bless your garden in the old way by making love with your lover in it.

  • Welcome in the May at dawn with singing and dancing.

There are many ways to celebrate Beltane yourself:

· Weaving a garland of flowers to wear in your hair
· Wearing green all day (and nothing all night!)
· Hanging fruits and baked goodies from trees and bushes for later feasting
· Building a Beltane fire: leap over it to cleanse yourself, or state your desires and let the fire carry them upward
· Leaping over your garden rows (or house plants), sharing joyous energy
· Making a 'May gad': peel a willow-wand and twine cowslips or other flowers around it
· Erecting a Maypole; choose a bright ribbon of a color symbolizing your desire, and dance and weave...

R. Kipling

"Oh, do not tell the Priest our plight, Or he would call it a sin; But we have been out in the woods all night, A-conjuring Summer in! "
*~* Have a wonderful May Day *~*