The first day of May — or a few days later, if we observe “true” Beltaine — has been celebrated by many cultures in Europe as the first day of Summer, especially by early pagan cultures — from the Romans and their Festival of Flora on April 27th to my Celtic ancestors who celebrated Beltaine… Continue reading Bealtaine Blessings for my Southern Hemisphere friends
While we in the Northern Hemisphere will be celebrating Samhain in the coming week, my friends in the Southern Hemisphere will be welcoming the Light Half of the Year: Bealtainne and the start of Summer. One of my passions is creating loose incense for the celebrations in the Wheel of the Year, and I share… Continue reading Incense for Bealtainne for my Southern Hemisphere friends
Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon) New Moon in Taurus arrived at 5:16 AM Pacific Time Day 1 of the lunar journey Our Theme for this month: Passionate Transformation. Love Your Self New Moon Wisdom: first, pause & reflect We are in that wonderful time of new beginnings... a New Moon today and Beltaine (the… Continue reading Passionate Transformation with the New Moon in Taurus
I love Bealtiane, which marks the beginning of the light half of the year in the Celtic calendar. It is celebrated with bonfires, revelry, dancing, maypoles .... and rituals and ceremonies celebrating the union of the Goddess and the Green Man. [You may remember the song "The Lusty Month of May" from the musical… Continue reading Celebrating Bealtaine… whenever it is!