The Great Wheel turns again! Today, May 1st, marks the midway point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. It is the peak of Spring, where we celebrate the longer days, warmer nights, and the blooming of flowers.
It’s a holiday with, as it turns out, a bit of a complex background. Like the Easter bunny doesn’t fit with the Christian celebration of Easter (but it does with the New Age Ostara festival), there are two elements of Beltane that seem to conflict: Fire and Flowers.
So where do they come from? And why are they celebrated together? More importantly, how can I include them both in a way that is both honoring the day and makes me feel a little better during this crazy time in human history?
Continue reading Beltane 2020: From the Flames, Flowers will Bloom
As the fires of Bel make the land fertile and the sun takes over, bringing us into Summer (though it was gray and wet when I tried to go on a walk earlier), I’m finally back to write and share with my wonderful online people!
I do apologize for my disappearance. I wish I had a good excuse, but basically, it was simply that something had to take a back seat, and this was the thing that went. All of my writing went the way of the dodo for the last month or so…
This weekend I’ll be back with the Coffee Share (assuming it still exists…), so today I want to celebrate Beltane, also known as May Day!
Continue reading Beltane 2019: I’m back…
Or Happy Beltane!
I hope it was a joyous day for you, with plenty of Morris dancing and jumping of the fire and wild passionate embraces to honor the joining of the sacred Male and Female this holiday! Continue reading Merry May Day!!