Beltane Blessings! This year the point halfway between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice falls on a full moon. Beltane is the Celtic celebration of the changing of the seasons to mark the Pastoral summer season.
Traditionally it is the celebrates the moving towards summer and fertility of the coming year. Bringing creativity and fruitful lives. A great time to gather energies set intentions and shine.
1. Honour Nature
Go outside! Go for a walk, do some gardening, be out in the beautiful natural world. listen, see, feel and smell. Feel the earth, mud or sand between your toes. As this Beltane falls on a full moon, this will also help keep you grounded and earth bound.
2. Light a Candle or bonfire
The symbolism of fire is cleansing, linked to purity and increasing fertility. but also to emulate the fire and the Waxing moon. Light and warmth gives us hope, guiding us in the dark moments.
3. Plant some Seeds or Flowers
'To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow'
Take a seed in your hand, meditate on your intentions, visualise your intentions growing, then plant it.
4. Set New Intentions
You can write down your wishes or prayers. Tie them with coloured ribbons to a tree of a plant. Let the wind blow them and imagine the elements and nature hearing them.
5. Gratitude to Friends and Family
Share your love and gratitude to those you love. write a letter, pick up the phone, just remind those who mean something to you that they are in your thought, they may know it but it is always nice to hear 'you are loved'.
6. Invite Joy and Celebrate Beauty
Many customs still decorate trees, doors and even cattle with flowers, shells and ribbon. invite dance, enjoy good food, offer flowers invite joy into your life.
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