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Beltane Tea for One?

So what to do if you are on your own during this festive Sabbat?  The answer is: a lot!  Here are my ideas for you to try out.  They are magical!

I mentioned about giving prayer to your God or Goddess on my last post.  On 1st May (which luckily is bank holiday in my part of the world), celebrate Beltane near a living tree.  A central park will be good.  You pick a tree which attracts to you, doesn’t matter how it looks like.  Then touch it and feel the earth energy from it.  The tree is connected to the mother earth which he can draw from her life energy in abundance.  You will feel the energy via the tree.  While touching the tree, say the following Blessing Chant.  This comes from my book of shadow (a magical journal with grimoire and spells) through my studies, you can make your own version and in your own language.  The universe understands.

The Blessing Chant

may the powers of The One

the source of all creation

all-pervasive, omnipotent, eternal

may the Goddess, the lady of the moon

and the God, horned hunter of the sun

may the powers of the spirits of the stones

rulers of the elemental realms

may the powers of the stars above and the earth below

bless this place, and this time, and I who am with you

Then you hold your wand up-raised, and say the following prayer.  Oh!  I hear you say where on earth do I find my wand?  Don’t worry, you can pick up a tree branch off from the floor as your wand.  It is just a tool to help you direct your energy.  Mine was bought from a Harry Potter gift store, one that used by Hermione Granger.  I am in love with it!

A Beltane Prayer

O Mother Goddess, queen of the night and of the earth;

O Father God, king of the day and of the forests,

I celebrate your union as nature rejoices in a vivid blaze of colour and life.

From your mating shall spring forth life anew;

Abundance of living creatures shall cover the lands,

And the winds will blow pure and sweet.

O ancient ones, I celebrate with you!

Then make an intent on what you desire to grow in love and abundance, and harm none!

Weaving and plaiting are traditional arts at this time of year, for the joining together of two substances to form a third is in the spirit of Beltane.  How about some food to celebrate?  Food traditionally comes from the dairy, my favourites are custard and vanilla ice cream.  Enjoy!

Beltane: Time to Celebrate!

Spring is here!  For many of us this means a relief from the dark cold days of winter.  The greening of the earth is now apparent everywhere.  This time of the year is often associated with fiery passion.

Beltane (1st May) is one of the days of power in pre-Christian folk religions of Europe.  It is a time to celebrate the fertility of the land as spring returns.  Beltane is one of the four major Sabbats (religious observance), the other three being Lammas, Samhain and Imbolc. Beltane’s traditional date was chosen as the mid-point between the vernal equinox and summer solstice (two of the four minor Sabbats). Due to the change in the earth’s axis of rotation over time, this point is now closer to 5th May, but the traditional date is still favoured.

Why should we celebrate?  First of all, it is nice to have something to celebrate, as a constant reminder that we shall live in joy everyday.  It is a time when we can raise energy to effect the needed change, with focus on fertility and growth.  These days, a celebration of fertility does not necessarily mean your goal is human reproduction. Perhaps you have a garden that you would like to grow well this season?  If you have a private enough yard (and a lover), making love in the garden is a way of honouring and insuring the fertility of the seeds you have planted.  Or maybe there are projects you would like to complete, goals you need to reach for, dreams you would like come true…all of these things can benefit from the Beltane celebration of growth and fertility.

You don’t have to be a witch or wizard in order to celebrate Beltane. In fact, you may have already been a part of a Beltane celebration if you’ve ever attended a May Day party. Throwing your own Beltane or May Day party is a great way to celebrate the coming spring.  Make a wreath of flowers or fragrant herbs (rosemary is a nice smelling one that tends to grow in abundance) for someone you would like to know better. Or you can simply say a prayer during this special day of power to ask your God or Goddess to assist you to grant your request.  Many blessings to you.