Merry Beltaine Eve my friends. It’s been a rainy few days here with afternoon hours of Sun and warmth and gentle breezes. Really nice! I am ready for my celebration of this fun Sabbat and almost ready for my Circle’s celebration on Saturday night.
I’ll start the morning off tomorrow greeting the Sun..I hope…then I’ll wash my face in the dew of the Beltaine morning to help me show a fresh face for the day and to bring light and beauty to my skin for the year 🙂 I’ll have coffee and a simple breakfast. At some point of the day, I’ll take a walk and make offerings along the way to the Fae and the Goddess. In the evening, a nice meal of fresh foods and a ritual to honor the Goddess and God as they meet and create and help the Wheel to continue to turn. A simple way to celebrate the day in a solitary way.
On Saturday eve, my Circle gathers. We will feast, make May Day baskets, have a fire where we’ll burn wishes and herbs, and we will have a small, simple ritual. The May Day baskets will go to elderly neighbors or family members to cheer them for the day. I can’t wait!
I thought I would share a wonderful salad recipe with you..perfect for Summer and warmer weather. Nice and light!
Strawberry Avocado Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
4 cups mixed greens/chopped lettuce
1 cup sliced strawberries
2 kiwi, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
2 tablespoon sliced almonds
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
zest of ½ a lime
juice of 1 lime
pinch of salt
2 tablespoon honey
Arrange the lettuce, strawberries, kiwi, avocado and almonds in a salad bowl.
Whisk together the remaining ingredients to form the dressing and drizzle over salad.
Whether you’re going to a Pagan Beltaine Maypole festival, gathering with friends and family, or spending it more quietly and solitary….Beltaine is a Sabbat to celebrate. Officially….We are into Spring, and Summer is coming! Think flowers, gardens, bare feet, less clothes, being outside MORE!! For many, their favorite time of year!
‘But I must gather knots of flowers,
And buds and garlands gay,
For I’m to be Queen o’ the May, mother,
I’m to be Queen o’ the May.’
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
I wish you all a very Blessed Beltaine! May the Sun God shine upon you always and May the Goddess always dance with you!
Blessings and love, Autumn
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