Beltane is a cross-quarter day
marking the midpoint in the Sun’s progress
between the spring equinox and summer solstice.
May 1st traditionally marks the lengthening of days into summer.
Astrologically it is at 16 degrees Taurus
on May 5
Sun in Venus-ruled Taurus
feed your primal creativity
offer blessings to the instinctual fire in your belly
Beltane – named after the Sun God Belenus
Bel (fire, to shine)
see where the fires of spring shine protection and growth
signify the phallus of the green man
symbolizing the green goddess
One ribbon for each person
alternate one ribbon under deosil
the other over and widdershins
the spell for protection and blessings is cast
as the ribbon is bound in charm.
Beltane is a time when the veils between worlds are thin
build sacred fires
for protection and purification
birch, oak, rowan, willow, hawthorn, hazel, apple, vine & fir
(light candles at home of green and summer yellow)
give thanks for warmth and plenty.
Leave offerings to earths creatures
give thanks for the coming of summer.
Gather flowers and branches to make altar wreaths
(string colorful ribbon or cloth in your home)
celebrate fertility of seed and earthen blossoms to come.