Beltane celebration rituals begin tonight April 30. It’s Walpurgis night, the night before May 1st, Beltane.
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.
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.”
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.
I will be doing a live Tarot card reading broadcast tonight on FaceBook on the Cosmic Intelligence Agency Page at 8:30 pm EDT/ 5:30 pm PDT/ 12:30 am GMT
Capricorn Full Moon arrives JULY 12 @ 4:24 am PDT/ 7:24 am EDT/ 11:24 am GMT at 20 degrees of the GOAT/FISH sign.
All FULL MOONS are BiG FAT FULL TIMES of completions and thanksgiving.
The SUN is in CANCER and Moon is opposite in detriment, as a Capricorn Moon is dry, barren not emotional. Dry as a bone, as Saturn rules the bones and Capricorn.
Painting by Jean-Leon Gerome 1824-1904 MAENAD
The painting above is a portrait of a MAENAD, ancient Priestess followers of DIONYSIS the God of wild intoxication and lust. Traditionally these priestesses would become maddeningly intoxicated and dance and run in a state of ecstasy and hunt wild animals and eat them raw. They were feared by the Patriarchy as ferocious destructive and mad. I am sure the Full Moon also had something to do with it.
THIS IS A SUPER FEMININE, dare we say the F word FEMINIST time and MORE.
Our highest goal now is to honor and rebalance our bodies and the Feminine.
MANY GODDESS ASTEROIDS and ‘dwarf planet” CERES are having a convention with MARS.
CERES the GREAT MOTHER is EXACTLY conjunct to VESTA the sacred VESTAL flame of TANTRIC SEXUALITY.
Vestal “virgin” she was a Sacred PRIESTESS, who uses sexuality to heal.
Vesta is being led by The NORTH NODE, our collective highest spiritual GPS is one degree away at 24 degrees LIBRA.
This is the rebalancing of the Mother/whore/Sacred Priestess SPLIT.
These 2 are INITIATING MARS the sacred Masculine warrior to re-educate him on how to treat the FEMININE with respect, love and honour. Mars is at 23 degees Libra.
THEY ARE ALL SQUARING the SUN AND MOON and Jupiter at the very last CRITICAL degree -29 of CANCER.
Opposite the N.N. VESTA CERES AND MARS in ARIES is Eris the Goddess of DISCORD and the SOUTH NODE with URANUS close by at 16 degrees ARIES. URANUS is bringing in NEW PASSION, revolution and shaking out the old paradigms of MASCULINE domination.
There are thus 11 PLANETS including SUN AND MOON in this GRAND CARDINAL FEMINIST CROSS.
Millions of women were burned at the stake as Witches, millions of women today continue to suffer under the PATRIARCHAL CAPRICORN corporate structure and religions- islam, Christianity, Judaism, etc. Men suffer as well under Corporate slavery. Slaves of the Scourge of capitalism, hierarchies, disconnected from the Feminine and feelings of nurturing and intimacy.
SATURN is the Ruler of this FULL MOON
Traditionally Saturn is the GREAT MOTHER BINAH, the Birth Mother. We are all born of women. She was Patriarchalized into a Masculine planet. Saturn is still RETROGRADE until July 20.
Saturn is in SCORPIO and sextiling the Moon and PLUTO, also Trining CHIRON and the SUN.
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL HEALING scenario. USE IT WISELY.
MEDITATION TO THANK and RELEASE old emotional family baggage
ON the FULL MOON- be by water, a lake river ocean or in a bath or shower. Or simply use a Bowl of water and some earth.
Use 4 candles for the 4 directions, incense.
Create sacred space, call in the 4 elements and spirits always moving clockwise. Breathe and center yourself.
With JUPITER at the last degree of CANCER, old emotional baggage, the childhood wounds and resentments can be most easily released. We need to get the last years lesson that Jupiter the Master Teacher has been showing us..
The hurts, the tears ,the fear of “not being a Man” pleasing Daddy, all the emotional insecurities that your mother also gave you, can be felt fully on a FULL MOON when our feelings are under sway of the MOON like the tides, when we are all pregnant and heavy “with child.”
The sequence is to fully feel all that you have held down and suppressed. No matter how terrible and scary it is all the “sacred wounding” that each of us must endure to heal ourselves.
Use this auspicious time to get the help of these Goddess Asteroids and bring a balance to you within. Capricorn rules the body, the bones, the skeleton. We need to rebuild a new emotional and physical body.
After fully feeling the emotions and understanding in your bones what the higher PURPOSE of this lesson is- North Node in Libra Bring yourself in to balance. Feel the Powers of these ANCIENT GODDESSES working through you. Ask them to give you guidance and strength.