It’s Beltane time my witchy friends..saturday May 1! This Sabbat is all about Spring, fire, passion, fertility, the Union between the God and Goddess, and faeries! It is the celebration of Spring being here, flowers, trees and shrubs blooming, young animals being born, Father Sun burning bright and bringing warmth and longer days, and the faeries coming out to help our gardens bloom!
I set up my altar a couple of days ago. I used a white base cloth for light, bright days of summer, with a grass green over cloth to represent Spring and everything greening up in nature. I place a red taper candle to represent Goddess and a white taper candle to represent God. I used my Gaia and Greenman statues to represent the Earth waking up and greening also. I have a faery, rose quartz, and a small potted blooming flower. I still need to make my mini Maypole yet. I also have the usual elements of my Athame and wand, and the 4 items representing the Elements which is my incense burner, a small green candle, a bowl of water and a bowl of salt. It looks lovely and a very good representation of Spring.
I’m hoping if the weather is good to have a bonfire in our outdoor fireplace, to plant my herbs into their outdoor pots and I’ll do my Beltane ritual in the morning..to represent the coming of the Sun King as the Sun is climbing in the sky. I will leave a crystal point and a bit of bread with honey as a gift to the faeries and ask them to help me with my gardening and herb growing. They also will help to attract the butterflies, birds, insects, ground critters etc to my yard and care for them.
I hope to find time to make oatmeal cookies or granola as grains are a good thing to eat for Beltane..along with dairy foods. Homemade granola on yummy yogurt would be perfect! I’m not going to have time to do May baskets but that is a lovely way to welcome Spring and to show your neighbors or friends appreciation for being in your life. How nice would it be to find a May basket hanging on your front door on May Day! I think I will though get a bouquet of spring flowers..daisies are my favorite!…for my own home. Open windows and let the fresh air in and the negative old air out! Start fresh on anything you want to change in your life..now is the time!
I hope to spend the day with both of my daughters and my grandaughter having lunch and spending some time together. I hope that you have someone to share this wonderful Sabbat with…
with much Love and Blessings…Autumn