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
Feb 13 The moon enters TAURUS which is great for Valentine’s day as it is earthy, sensual, fleshy, loves finer things, Dom Perignon champagne, truffles,whatever suits your taste buds and fancy. Ruled by Venus,Taurus moon is so very erotic.
Mercury the communicator enters AQUARIUS until March 5.
Everything is in your head. Sex starts in your head. The position of Mercury the brain planet is tres important.
The Aquarius V-Day mind mode is detached, steely-cool, the watcher. It’s ELECTRIC! It’s Tribal, think BURNING MAN. It’s hi-tech, group mind, not an old-fashioned, love and marriage kinda energy. Uranus, the planetary ruler of Aquarius, rotates at a 90 degrees axis. So practice off-kilter sex, quirky sex.
LET YOUR FREAK FLAG, your Super Freak or whichever end you want to freak fly.
Aquarius is an AIR SIGN, NOT a WATER SIGN as many people think. The Astrology glyph, two parallel wavy lines represent electric currents moving through the AIR. The symbol of the God or Goddess pouring water- is a symbol of consciousness, or Divine love.
THE SYMBOL of the Constellation of Aquarius is the symbol of THE STAR in the TAROT #17.
I use the #17 from the THOTH TAROT as my business card, because it pictures what I do as my profession, dispense cosmic insights. The STAR is literally the Stars of course, Astrology.
MARS IS IN SCORPIO SEXTILES JUPITER IN VIRGO
This is a potent powerful Masculine sexual energy. Deeply possessive, darkly passionate, secretly controlling. Mars is at his very best in Scorpio and sextile to Jupiter in Virgo is a very earthy, in the body, on the earth, do it in the road but stay very clean in your business suit energy. This is VIRGO after all. Virgo passions are expressed through cleanliness, colonics or Japanese style bath. Cleanliness is sexy after all. Scorpio loves pure passionate intensity for its own sake and likes the dark, goth, make love in the cemetery energy, invoking KALI.
This Night Kali is calling to me.
Be not afraid of her with her necklace of skulls and her blood thirsty depictions, eating Shiva’s entrails while having intercourse with him. These are all symbols and not literal. Kali is an ancient Goddess, and she must be seen from a Hindu perspective.
Kali is considered to be the most fully realized of all the Dark Goddesses. She is a great and powerful earth Mother Goddess who is capable of terrible destruction like NATURE on the rampage, as tornadoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, gales and fierce destructive storms. She symbolizes the most powerful form of the FEMININE forces in the Universe. Worshipping her is to accept life as being both life and death, a Very SCORPIO theme.
MARS is in SCORPIO demanding our acts to be manifested in Scorpionic fashion. Mars will Retrograde back through Scorpio from mid-may until the beginning of August.
Ultimately Kail is the most compassionate one, who destroys the ego. KALI is the counterpart of Shiva the destroyer. They destroy unreality- Neptunian delusions. She is black as infinite night, where all colors merge.
Black is a symbol of The Infinite and the seed stage of all colors.
Just as all humans evolved from Africans who have black skin. The Goddess Kali remains in a state of inconceivable darkness that transcends words and mind.In the Kabbalah G*d is referred to as the LIMITLESS LIGHT THAT IS ALL DARKNESS. -Just like KALI.
She is destructive, yes but Her bloody deeds and destruction protect the good. She is not evil. Kali’s destructive energies on the highest level are seen as a vehicle of salvation and ultimate transformation. She destroys sin, ignorance and decay. only to recreate.
The ego sees Mother Kali and is terrified because the ego sees in Her its own eventual demise. She will appear in a fearsome form if one is attached to one’s own ego. A mature soul who engages in spiritual practice to remove their ego sees Mother Kali as very sweet, affectionate, proetctive and overflowing with incomprehensible love for Her children.
HER MANTRA: Ohm Hreem Kleem Shri Kali-aaina maha
The best thing you can do for yourself or your lover is to surrender your ego and worship you/them as God/Goddess. Ultimately we are all ONE.
LOVE YOURSELF your true self, That is what KALI helps you to do.
Taurus Moon sextile Neptune
as over the moon, romantic and dreamy as it gets. This aspect is in the evening so have a pre-Valentine’s day romantic date. Who has to live their life by a calendar?