Beltane celebrates Fire, male sexuality, and fairies

Beltane celebration rituals begin tonight April 30. It’s Walpurgis night, the night before May 1st, Beltane.
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Jim Champion / The 2007 burning wicker man, Butser Ancient Farm

SACRED PHALLIC FIRE CELEBRATION FESTIVAL 
Light the fires of passion, as this festival celebrates love, conception, fertility, and the power of the masculine phallic force of the horned God to initiate new life in the Goddess.
The ancient God Pan is ready to mate with the Goddess and impregnate her. This is a very ancient night of celebrating the “Heiros Gamos” or SACRED MARRIAGE between the Goddess and the God, meeting in the fields, or in the woods to honor fertility and new life.
Setting new intentions on this night is very powerful.
MAYPOLE 
The MAYPOLE is the phallic symbol and the participants weave their ribbons around as they dance the spiral dance of time and our interwoven connectivity with all our relations on MAY day.
 
This is one of the major cross-quarter days in the year. We are half way to summer in the northern hemisphere and the veils between the worlds are thin.
The FAE or fairies come out and dance in magic forest circles and all of our ancestors are close be. Beltane celebrates fertility, and seeding new intentions with magic passion and light. It is a time of joyful invocation, healing, and beginnings.
 
Beltane is the time to plant all your seeds for future endeavors you wish to actualize and harvest at the end of summer.
Invoke the spirit of these intentions in the time of TAURUS, an earth sign.
Participants light the Beltane fires traditionally on hilltops and jump over it for purification.

the VEIL BETWEEN THE WORLD’S ARE THINNEST just like at Halloween or Samhain, the energy is the same. The Faery Queen goes out riding in the woods tonight.

Dancing  around the MAY POLE is an ancient fertility celebration of the maiden and the horned god who would meet in the dark, make love as strangers, embodying the God and Goddess.  

This is the night when Maidens would go wander in the woods, as FLORA, the flowers, NATURE SPRUNG newly born, maiden has nothing to do with virginity or marriage as they are simply young, and eager to mate, as they are in touch with natural sexuality, Nature’s rhythms, to give themselves to a stranger in the woods, the Green Man, also called PAN to the Greeks,the Horned Stag, called Cernunnos, in Latin, he is raw male phallic, sexual energy, virile and youthful. 

 CERNUNNOS the horny man

 

If a man had been created in the horned God’s image he would be free to be wild, without being cruel, angry without being violent, sexual without being coercive spiritual without being unsexed,and truly able to love.”

– Starhawk, The Spiral Dance

READ MORE about BELTANE –http://www.taratarot.com/id175.html

 Children conceived this night are considered to be magical and to belong to the realm of FAIRY as in The MISTS of AVALON. The maidens do not know the man they mate with in the sacred Marriage ritual.

Couples would also take vows to be in relationships for a year and a day, sort of test driving a relationship  to see if they are compatible.

It is considered unlucky to marry in MAY as this month is dedicated to the wedding of the GOD and the GODDESS  alone.

 Another important custom is bathing in dew gathered before dawn on Beltane Morn, your beauty will flourish throughout the year. Sprinkled with the dew insures you of health and happiness. Or drinking from the well before dawn of Beltane is also good luck.

 Leftover Food from May 1st eve should be left out for the fairies.

We will light our fire tonight. Wishing you all a Blessed Beltane. 

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Sacred sex, Fairy’s, Beltane, May Day, the New Masculine

April 30 tonight its time to go romping in the woods. It’s Walpurgis night, the night before May 1st, Beltane.

The VEIL BETWEEN THE WORLD’S ARE THINNEST just like at Halloween, the energy is the same.We are at the opposite pole of Death, this is the celebration of sexuality and Life.

The Faery Queen goes out a riding in the woods tonight.   It’s a magical bewitching  Night.

This is a special night of SACRED SEXUAL LIASONS.

Beltane fire sex pagan Celebration

Beltane  May 1st, is a traditional Fertility and Sacred Marriage Festival of the Sun to the Earth. It means “fire of Bel” or “bright fire” – the “bale-fire”. (English – bale; Anglo-Saxon bael; is the known as the bright and shinning one, a Celtic Sun God. Beli is the father, protector, and the husband of the Mother Goddess. The Bel fire is a sacred fire with healing and purifying powers. The ashes of the Beltane fires were smudged on faces and scattered in the fields. Household fires would be extinguished and re-lit with fresh fire from the Bel Fires.

THE MAY POLE/Phallic symbol

Dancing around the MAY POLE is a very ancient fertility celebration of the maiden Goddess and the horned god who would meet in the dark, make love as strangers, a young girl embodying the Goddess Divine and her young consort. He is Cernunos, PAN to the Greeks, the young virile, sexual, phallic God of fertility, the stag. Guys still have stag parties.  We are celebrating the Positive Goddess worshipping Strong hunter the Green Man. The Catholic Church made him into the Horny Devil. In the Tarot he is #15 the Devil .

The ancient had no morals on life’s necessities. Children conceived this night were considered magical and to belong to the realm of the FAIRY or Fey.  Couples would also take vows to be in relationships for a year and a day, sort of test driving a relationship to see if they are compatible.

It is considered unlucky to marry in MAY as this month is dedicated to the wedding of the GOD and the GODDESS alone.

READ MORE about BELTANE TRADITIONS  –http://www.taratarot.com/id175.html

PLEIADES

Beltane is marked in the Heavens as the rising of the Pleiades star cluster just before sunrise on the morning horizon, winter (Samhain/Halloween) begins when the Pleiades rises at sunset. The Pleiades is a cluster of seven closely placed stars, the seven sisters, in the constellation of Taurus, they can be easily seen with the naked eye. The Pleiades were very important to many ancient cultures worldwide. Some Native American tribes say that their Ancestors were Star Beings who came from the Pleiades. Many psychics channeled  the Pleiadians. I do too.

THE WHEEL OF TIME and our participation

The Ancients participated in Time’s unfolding, they believed that the Wheel of Time would not turn without human intervention. It is vitally important for us to reconnect and to honour these Ancient Nature Festivals, as we are so disconnected from the earth and the natural world. The modern world and all of its hi-tec tools disconnects us from Nature directly.  We may feel more like orphans than children of the earth. Not so long ago when we lived off the land, grew our own and harvested our own food we needed to be directly in touch with Mother Nature herself to survive. That will always be true.

If we’re not in Right Relationship with Nature then woe be to those who feel her wrath- and we have- Hurricane Katrina, tsunami’s, earthquakes, mudslides, drought, flooding etc. There was an old margarine commercial “It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature” We’ve been coerced into fooling with Mother Nature even more with dangerous GMO seeds from Monsanto.

Another important Beltane custom is bathing in dew gathered before dawn on Beltane Morn, your beauty will flourish throughout the year. Sprinkled with the dew insures you of health and happiness. Drinking from the well before dawn of Beltane is also good luck.

THE HORNED GOD, is a powerful symbol and needs to be honored as a harbinger of the New masculine.

“If a man had been created in

the horned God’s image

he would be free to be wild,

without being cruel,

angry without being violent,

sexual without being coercive

spiritual without being unsexed,

and truly able to love. “– Starhawk, The Spiral Dance

READ MORE about BELTANE –http://www.taratarot.com/id175.html

MODERN RITUAL

If you can’t manage a bonfire, simply lighting a small fire will do. Intention is everything, so light a small fire in your home safely, write down what it is you want to dispel from your life and burn it in the flames. Or you could do a Jack be nimble Jack be quick and jump over a candle on the floor, very carefully for luck. If you are in a partnership cleanse it of disharmony, rekindle your vows. Drink water empowered with Love by focusing on sending love to even a glass of water or a pitcher of water, as Dr, Emoto. Empower the water with love and pour it on yourself your plants, your garden your threshold, your loved ones. Festoon your doorknobs with flowers, or hang flowers outside your home.

DANCE

Dancing around a Maypole may not be easily done these days, so simply imagine the May Pole the ancient boys and girls with the colored ribbons in their hands interweaving in and out to form the spiral pattern around the pole. Enjoy, celebrate, send prayers to the Sun and the Mother Earth. Dance with the Faeries, invite them into your home and your heart.

Participating with the thousands of neo-pagans, witches and all other indigenous people s at this time helps boost the energy. Left over Food from May 1st eve should be left out for the fairies.

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Beltane, May Day, pole dancing Astrology from Tara Greene

April 30 its time to go romping in the woods. Its Walpurgis night, the night before May 1st, Beltane..

the VEIL BETWEEN THE WORLD’S ARE THINNEST just like at Halloween or Samhain, the energy is the same.

The Faery Queen goes out a riding in the woods tonight.

It’s  a magical “no time” or TWILIGHT.

Dancing  around the MAY POLE is an ancient fertility celebration of the maiden and the horned god who would meet in the dark, make love as strangers, embodying the Goddess and her young consort.

pole dancing Tara Greene May day

CARD OF THE DAY 

This is the night when Maidens would go wander in the woods, as FLORA, the flowers, NATURE SPRUNG newly born,maiden has nothing to do with virginity, they are simply young, and eager to mate, as they are in touch with Nature’s rhythms, to give themselves to a stranger in the woods, the Green Man, also called PAN to the Greeks,the Horned Stag, called Cernunnos, in Latin, he is raw male phallic, sexual energy and virility, he is youthful, 

Here is his ODE

CARD OF THE DAY for women CERNUNNOS the horny man

horned God beefcake

If a man had been created in

the horned God’s image

he would be free to be wild,

without being cruel,                                                                                                                       

angry without being violent,

sexual without being coercive

spiritual without being unsexed,

and truly able to love. – Starhawk, The Spiral Dance

READ MORE about BELTANE -http://www.taratarot.com/id175.html

So this night is considered at night SACRED SEXUAL LIASONS. The ancient had no morals on life’s necessities. Children conceived this  night are considered to be magical and to belong to the realm of FAIRY as in The MISTS of AVALON. The maidens do not know the man they mate with in the sacred Marriage ritual.

Couples would also take vows to be in relationships for a year and a day, sort of test driving a relationship  to see if they are compatible.

It is considered unlucky to marry in MAY as this month is dedicated to the wedding of the GOD and the GODDESS  alone.

 Another important custom is bathing in dew gathered before dawn on Beltane Morn, your beauty will flourish throughout the year. Sprinkled with the dew insures you of health and happiness. Or drinking from the well before dawn of Beltane is also good luck.

 Left over Food from May 1st eve should be left out for the fairies.

 This is the banishing of WINTER, the SUN grows stronger to ensure renewed life, food, abundance on the earth.

 It’s an AIRY BREEZY FLIRTY GEMINI MOON May DAY 

The Goddess is wearing two masks today as befits GEMINI. Curiosity is the perfume of the day.

MOON SQUARES NEPTUNE

early in wee hours bringing extra magic and heightened clairvoyant abilities.

TAURUS SUN QUINCUNX MARS RETRO in Libra

Stubborn bullishness does not jibe well with Mars in Libras deference. There will be horn locking.

GEMINI MOON TRINES MARS in LIBRA

this is airy, past lovers, reappear, finish off the old relationship superficiality. SEX is easy, childlike, bringing laughter.

Moon QUNINCUNX PLUTO

Gemini’s PETER PAN patter does not sit well with PLUTO;s heavy boundaries.

Moon sextile URANUS in ARIES-

you will see relationships in a new light. Freedom impulsiveness fuels this sexy MAY DAY>

GEMINI MOON SQUARE CHIRON 

Once years ago I let a lover go off to another woman for a night. He was so gorgeous every woman wanted him. He said he loved me and I let him go to prove I could although it hurt like hell. Old wounds from crossing ones own limitations come up in order to be healed and let go.

I am in SEDONA and will be leading a MAY DAY Ceremony at BELL ROCK at 4:00 pm PDT. 

And we are also doing a memorial for STUART WILDE who passed into the Aluna worlds one year ago this day. Yes I know Stuie is not gone, only 18 inches away. It is a formality. My friend has come all the way from ROME to Honor Stuart.

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Download golden ticket Light blessings

Feb 28 @ 8:05 pm PST/ 11:05 EST get ready to download the big GOLDEN TICKET

GOLDEN TRINE LIGHT BLESSINGS    PLANETARY       DOUBLE DELIGHTS!

YES the two brightest lights, SUN and JUPITER create a TRINE @ 10 + degrees PISCES & CANCER

Yes we need this SO MUCH now, in the midst of these intense energies, planets squaring off, turning backwards forwards every which way. Feels like the dark night of the soul, for many…

yes there is LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL  

INSPIRATIONAL  CARD OF THE DAY 

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CARD of the Day  TRUMP # 18 THE MOON PISCES  

Faith in the LIGHT

LOOK At where that TRINE FALLS  in your Natal chart, look for the signs of PISCES and CANCER these are RECEPTIVE feminine nurturing feeling signs. Jupiter rules Pisces. The Moon rules Cancer. 

We are merging with the LIGHT.

Also check out the INVISIBLE GRAND TRINE spot of 10 degrees SCORPIO which completes it.

Draw a grand trine on your chart. 3 planets at 120 degrees- 4 signs apart. A pyramid shape.

DEFINITELY DO A CEREMONY AND GREAT LUCK MEDITATION Celebration for this aspect.

For yourself and others you know need it and for the entire World.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Gold, gelt, money, yen. Can be gold chocolate coins, money, big $ amounts. Jupiter’s metal is TIN.

Wear Royal PURPLE for Jupiter and GOLD for the Sun. Dress in rich silks and fabrics. You want to act and feel already wealthy.

ALso bring red wine to drink a glass as an offering and to celebrate.

Use patchouli incense, or frankincense. Use smudge if you have that, any incense will do.

INTENTION IS EVERYTHING.

Belgian high quality chocolates, super foods or whatever appeals to you.

4 candles one for each direction. 

Use BERGAMOT OIL to attract money. Drink Earl Grey tea which has bergamot in it.

A statue or object which represents wealth and abundance or health which you can anoint.

 2 bowls, 1 bowl of water with rose petals or rose-water.

Pillows for comfort.

1. Cleanse yourself with incense/smudge and clear a  sacred space.

2. Dress yourself up in your finery.

3, Light the candles starting in the EAST the SUN. And invite the SUN’s LIGHT in to your circle.

ALways turn clockwise like the Sun’s motion,

Light the 2nd candle in the SOUTH and call in the elements/spirits of WATER, emotions, the heart

Move to the WEST and call in the elements of EARTH, the Goddesses,physicality, intuition,

MOve to the NORTH and call in AIR, wind, wisdom, open receptive mind.

This is a very upbeat celebratory ceremony.  Simply focus on your breathing. Close your eyes, and  focus on the SUN above you, as if you are outside on a warm summer sunny day. Feel the warmth. Allow the SUN’s LIGHT, the SOURCE of all life, to relax you and bring your joy. See yourself surrounded in golden light. Breathe in the golden light. Be in the awareness of being on the SUN but safe. Sense your whole body being bathed in golden rich honey like LIGHT. Feel your body as the Source of the Sun’s LIGHT itself. Which is what it actually is. Allow the Light to permeate every atom cell neuron and synapse of your consciousness. It will feel awesome.

Feel, sense and visualize yourself as the SOURCE of Light sending blessings to planet JUPITER. IN Greek Mythology Jupiter is also a God. JUPITER represents wisdom, planet of the master teachers, he is like Yahweh, hurling lightning bolts of awareness.  JUPITER expands, optimizes, brings trust and faith, and he is most compassionate in Feminine, receptive, emotional CANCER.  Jupiter is  like Santa Claus so you could compare this aspect to another CHRISTMAS/Chanukah celebration energy.

THIS IS  A VERY AUSPICIOUS TRINE and a STRENGTHENING meditation.

Keep breathing in golden light from your crown chakra into your root.

Feel innumerable blessings coming to you. Erasing all doubts, all fear of success, lack and abundance.

Know the Golden Light is you and the Sun and the Planets of abundance and you can RECEIVE it, this is Feminine, YIN water energy. Into your heart { Cancer energy} and into your will. THE SUN is WILL POWER.

MAKE water offerings, ZHAMBALA is the buddhist god of abundance or you could call in LAKSHMI Hindu Goddess of Wealth, Qwan Yin, Tara, or whoever appeals to you. 

Pour water over the gold coins, your object, statue  or into another bowl, or your hands one at a  time. as you affirm out loud the felt sense of the receiving of these GOLDEN BLESSINGS OF LIGHT, LOVE AND ABUNDANCE. YOU can also send blessings to anyone you wish or simply send them to the entire earth.

ENJOY the FOOD AND DRINK.

Offer some food and wine to the SUN. He was personified as Apollo or HELIOS. Also invite JUPITER and offer him to partake. This is  an ancient custom to share your wealth with the SPIRITS/ Gods/ elements.  

Drink the wine, eat the delicacies and savour each bite and taste. Enjoy, be happy, feel the feeling of richness, health, love as if you already have it. BECAUSE YOU DO.

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May Day eve, Walpurgis Night, bawdy Festivities, Astrology

Its time to go romping in the woods this Walpurgis night The night before May 1st, Beltane..

Tonight’s the night, when the VEIL BETWEEN THE WORLD’S ARE THINNEST

it is 1/2 way from Hallow’een or Samhain and the energy is poised the same.

The Faery Queen goes out a riding in the woods tonight.

It’s  a magical “no time” or TWILIGHT.

This is the night when Maidens would go wander in the woods, as FLORA, the flowers, NATURE SPRUNG newly born,

maiden has nothing to do with virginity, they are simply young, and eager to mate, as they are in touch with Nature’s rhythms, to give themselves to a stranger in the woods, the Green Man, also called PAN to the Greeks,

the Horned Stag, called Cernunnos, in Latin, he is raw male phallic, sexual energy and virility, he is youthful, 

Here is his ODE

horned God beefcake

If a man had been created in

the horned God’s image

he would be free to be wild,

without being cruel,                                                                                                                       

angry without being violent,

sexual without being coercive

spiritual without being unsexed,

and truly able to love. – Starhawk, The Spiral Dance

 

So this night is considered at night SACRED SEXUAL LIASONS. The ancient had no morals on life’s necessities. Children conceived this  night are considered to be magical and to belong to the realm of FAIRY as in The MISTS of AVALON. The maidens do not know the man they mate with in the sacred Marriage ritual.

Couples would also take vows to be in relationships for a year and a day, sort of test driving a relationship  to see if they are compatible.

It is considered unlucky to marry in MAY as this month is dedicated to the wedding of the GOD and the GODDESS  alone.

 Another important custom is bathing in dew gathered before dawn on Beltane Morn, your beauty will flourish throughout the year. Sprinkled with the dew insures you of health and happiness. Or drinking from the well before dawn of Beltane is also good luck.

 Left over Food from May 1st eve should be left out for the fairies.

 This is the banishing of WINTER, the SUN grows stronger to ensure renewed life, food, abundance on the earth.

 Mercury enters TAURUS at 8:37 am to ensure we are thinking DOWN TO EARTH.

 a serious tone to this day, MARS opposes Saturn see previous article

Moon enters AQUARIUS in the a.m. to lighten your emotions with your mind, detachment is the mood of the day

SUN TRINE PLUTO also very beneficial earthy 11 degrees Capricorn TAURUS, also VIRGO gets the blessings

AQUARIUS Moon squares Saturn later in the evening

 reality check, you can scrutinize your deep emotional upheavals easier in this objective mood

Moon squares Mars in Taurus PDT 

urge to act for the common good, organizing to support the earth’s resources

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May Day Beltane Wiccan Pagan Fertility Festival

May Day Magic, Beltane, Faeries  FIRE and FERTILITY FESTIVAL


Beltane means “fire of Bel” or “bright fire” the “bale-fire”. Known as the bright and shinning one,  Celtic Sun God. Beli is the father, protector, and the husband of the Mother Goddess.  This is a FERTILITY CELEBRATION, The Beltane Fires, the MAY POLE, marking the cross quarter day between SPRING and SUMMER.

Beltane Maypole Wiccan pagan

MAY DAY is a traditional Fertility and Sacred Marriage Festival of the Sun to the Earth. The Bel fire is a sacred fire with healing and purifying powers. The fires celebrate the return of life, fruitfulness to the earth and the burning away of winter. The ashes of the Beltane fires were smudged on faces and scattered in the fields. Household fires would be extinguished and re-lit with fresh fire from the Bel Fires.


As Beltane marks this handfasting (wedding) of the Goddess and God, it too marks the reawakening of the earth’s fertility. This is the union between the Great Mother and her Young Consort; this coupling brings new life on earth. On a Spiritual level and a  physical, it is the union of the Earth and Sun, man and woman to bring about the fruitfulness of the growing season.

MAy DAy is alchemy in action, the sacred Marriage.

Mother nature shows Herself alive again, flowers are blooming, sprouting, birds are mating, building nests, bees are buzzing.  Beltane was and is a very auspicious time in Celtic lore.

The PLEIADES

Beltane is marked in the Heavens as the rising of the Pleiades star cluster just before sunrise on the morning horizon, whereas winter (Samhain/Halloween) begins when the Pleiades rises at sunset. The Pleiades were very important to many ancient cultures. Some Native American tribes say that their Ancestors were Star Beings who came from the Pleiades. In Japan, the modern car Subaru means Pleiades and 6 of the stars are shown on its symbol. {We’ve always driven Subaru’s partly for this reason.}

 The Ancients believed that the Wheel of Time would not turn without human intervention.

People did everything in their power to honour and call and beckon the Sun and His light, for the earth would not produce life without the Sun’s warmth, his Love. We usually don’t think of the Sun as a Loving God anymore. It is important to honour these Nature Festivals, or turning of the Wheel of the Year, our ancestors did so for thousands of years. N

If we’re not in Right Relationship with other Nature then woe be to those who feel her wrath- As we’ve been trying to fool Mother Nature for many years now and continue to do so in the Industrialized world, balance can be attained by participating in these kind of Ancient Festivals.

Neo-tribalism is a necessity now.

FAERIES

May Day is a magical day so be aware of incidents that may occur.  The Queen of the Faeries is said to ride out on her white hose and trying to entice people away to Faeryland. Legend says that if you sit beneath a  tree on Beltane night, you may see the Faery Queen in all Her Glory or hear the sound of Her horses’s belles as She rides throughout the night. 

FERTILITY

Young men and women wandered into the woods before daybreak of May Day morning with garlands of flowers and/or branches of trees. They would make love in the woods, and dance around the Maypole. Pre-Christian society’s thoughts about human sexuality and fertility were not based on guilt or any such concept as original sin, but seen as a joyous natural expression of human passions. Life was seen as a joyful dance, rich in all beauty to be celebrated not defined ordered, made lawful.

Depicted in Camelot, the Mists of Avalon,

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also a previous article May 1 May Day Beltane fire sex fertility earthy pagan celebration Astrology from Tara Greene

I am presiding over a MAY DAY BELTANE ceremony in Toronto at Ashbridge’s Bay on Lake Ontario

If you are in the Toronto area you are most welcome to come

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More Beltane ritual.Day 2 of 5 5 5, WATER element ritual by Tara Greene

BELTANE FIRES
On Beltane eve the Celts would build two large fires, Bel Fires, lit from the nine sacred woods. The Bel Fire is an invocation to Bel (Sun God) to bring His blessings and protection to the tribe. The herds were ritually driven between two needfires (fein cigin), built on a knoll. The herds were driven through to purify, bring luck and protect them as well as to insure their fertility before they were taken to summer grazing lands.
 

The Bonfires are lit in the South. Participants, in an act of purification and for luck jump over the fire calling out loudly what it is they wish each time they jump. Lovers jump the fires together, holding hands to cleanse their relationships of petty disharmonies. Whatever it is you wish to cleanse from your life-claim it and so it shall be.  

WATER
Water is another important association of Beltane, water is refreshing and rejuvenating, it is also imperative to life. It is said that if you bathe in the dew gathered before dawn on Beltane morn, your beauty will flourish throughout the year. Those who are sprinkled with May dew are insured of health and happiness. There are other folk customs such as drinking from the well before sunrise on Beltane Morn to insure good health and fortune.

If doing the Day 2 of the 5 day cleansing and renewal ritual: WATER

In the South is the element of Water.

We are mainly water, 70% exactly like the earth’s surface. We evolved from the ocean. Water represents innocence, trust, the child, the inner child, the womb, river, the flow of  life. Water is the EMOTIONS and the HEART, our feelings. Our blood, our tears, our sweat, semen, sexual fluids. Water represents cleansing and purification, dissolving. Water  is love, the heart is the universal solvent. Water dissolves all rigidity and hardness not by withstanding but by flowing throught the path of least resistance, seeking the Source. We need to drink lots of pure alkaline balanced water.

 

 MODERN RITUAL

If you can’t manage a bonfire, simply lighting a small fire will do. Intention is everything, so light a small fire in your home safely, write down what it is you want to dispel from your life and burn it in the flames. Or you could do a Jack be nimble Jack be quick and jump over a candle on the floor, very carefully for luck. If you are in a partnership cleanse it of disharmony, rekindle your vows. Drink water empowered with Love by focusing on sending love to even a glass of water or a pitcher of water, as Dr, Emoto has shown sending love to water changes its’ crystalline structure. Empower the water with love and pour it on yourself your plants, your garden your threshold, your loved ones. Festoon your doorknobs with flowers, or hang flowers outside your home.

May Day ritual, Tara Greene

DANCE

Dancing around a Maypole may not be easily done these days, so simply imagine the May Pole the ancient boys and girls with the colored ribbons in their hands interweaving in and out to form the spiral pattern around the pole. Enjoy, celebrate, send prayers to the Sun and the Mother Earth. Dance with the Faeries, invite them into your home and your heart. Right on cue the Planet Venus, Goddess of love and beauty just entered her home sign of Taurus yesterday. The lovely planet is at her best in Taurus. Make love, be sensual, romantic, soak in a lovely flower strewn bath, this is Taurus energy. Participating with the thousands of neo-pagans, witches and all other indigenous peoples at this time helps boost the energy, Honoring the Sacred Marriage of the Earth and the Sun without honors the Sacred Marriage within. This is the entire goal of Alchemy, of turning lead into Gold. When we each do our parts to come into balance within ourselves in our local environment the Earth and the Sun, balance is restored throughout the Universe.

Enjoy!

More about Beltane and other special Holidays pagan and otherwise. http://taratarotweb.tripod.com/id59.html

all writing Copywright Tara Greene

May 1 May Day Beltane fire sex fertility earthy pagan celebration Astrology from Tara Greene

May Day is the ancient pagan Beltane fire celebration of the Maypole Dance  the phallic dance of  fertility. Beltane fires are lit atop hilltops.

Revelers intertwine ribbons and dance around the MayPole. Traditionally masked young men and women would meet as strangers in the night, to mate,on the earth, in the bonfire shadows, to surrender to the natural desires of Spring,budding life and new passion running in their veins. Children conceived at Beltane were considered sacred and special and born around St. Brigid’s day, also a Fiery Goddess.

May 1 fire fertility rites

 We are moving with the round of the year, May 1st marks the cross-quarter, half- way point between Spring and Summer Solstice now. The days are lengthening in the Northern hemisphere. Conversely, pagans are celebrating Halloween or Samhain down under, the Witches New year. It is the Day of the Dead in the southern Hemisphere and the fire festival of renewed life in the northern half.

Go with the flow, the natural flow or CHI  of earth energy. Celebrate the renewed life force. You don’t have to be pagan to commune with the masculine life force rising.

The waxing Earthy Virgo Moon conjuncts Mars -@ 1:27 am PDT/ 4:27 am EDT to lend a perfect  mirror.

There are more Grand Trines between Virgo Moon and Mars, Pluto in Capricorn and Sun in Taurus.

It’s an excellent time to conceive tonight, literally with the cosmic golden Triangles blessings, if not a physical child then any creative means of self-expression. Explore more soulful { PLuto}  avenues of work and service {VIRGO} , and simply allow your body sense and feelings [ TAURUS}  to walk your silent minded talk. Celebrate being in the BODY! MAke  love, dance with passion around the bonfire!

I see May Day as the first day to a 5 day ceremonial uprising and celebration.

With the upcoming 5 5 5 , also Cinco de Mayo, Wesak, and an incredibly powerful once a year extra sexy Scorpio FULL MOON coming up

use MAY DAY as a synchronic potent fiery spirit initiation to ritually totally transform your life, in balancing  completing and fullfilling YOU with the precious 5th element in your life.

So start May day  DAY 1 – with honouring the FIRE element. It’s prefect! Fire= EAST, RED, passion, MARS, Phallic, beginnings

ALWAYS smudge,your self first to cleanse and purify your self before you do any ceremony or sacred ritual using sacred cedar, sweet grass, sage or incense.

Always cast a sacred circle, delineating sacred space from profane space. You can sprinkle it with blessed water, or simply intend it,

Use candles which match the elements: In the  Native American tradition:

Yellow for FIRE, Red for WATER,  BLACK for EARTH, White for AIR, Blue or RED  for spirit.

Different traditions associate different elements to different directions depending on where they live geographically. May seem confusing but it makes sense. If you live on the west coast Water,the ocean is in the west, etc. Puru uses a different system and animal emblems.

Beginning in the south with the coiled serpent {Kundalini energy} Innocence,the past,

moving to the west the Jaguar, death and rebirth,earth

to the north,air beautiful sweet nectar drinkinghummingbird,

and finally to the East, fire, the Sun and the Condor soaring with spirit.

The 5th element is all our relations, all the peoples, teachers, creatures and the Star nations,

Once in youre sacred space always move clock-wise,

May Day, 1= FIRE,  May 2- WATER, May 3 -EARTH, May 4 – AIR,  May 5 = SPIRIT/SOUL

Use whatever associations you like to the 4 elements, whatever has personal resonance with you, use it.

to learn more about the elements go to my website: http://taratarotweb.tripod.com/id21.html

I’ll post helpers for each days ceremony.

 

Practical {Taurus}  Go with the energetic flow.

Blessings TARA

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