Beltane Fire Festival 2018 – Beltane Fire Society

Celebrate the first signs of summer with a wild mix of fire, drumming, and acrobatics on a scale not seen anywhere else in the world. Source: Beltane Fire Festival 2018 – Beltane Fire Society

Spellbinding Sweet Woodruff Cake: Prosperity Magic – gather

In my tiny wildish garden, nestling at the foot of a tall tree is sweet woodruff. Her glossy leaves and small white blossoms may be hidden by a profusion of taller plants, but it is her scent that… Source: Spellbinding Sweet Woodruff Cake: Prosperity Magic – gather I’m going to be baking this cake again … Continue reading Spellbinding Sweet Woodruff Cake: Prosperity Magic – gather

May Day: An Ancient Celebration

The 1st May is an ancient Northern Hemisphere festival, now known as ‘May Day’, which traditionally marked the return of spring. It is believed that the celebrations originated in agricultural rituals intended to ensure fertility for crops, held by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Later developments included the Celtic festival of Beltane and the … Continue reading May Day: An Ancient Celebration

May Day Blessings, A Forgotten Tradition

May 1 is one of four cross-quarter days, midway between an equinox and a solstice. It stems from the ancient festival of Beltane, which relates to the waxing power of the sun at this time of year. Wrapping a Maypole is its most recognized tradition. Maybe there really was a time when America was more … Continue reading May Day Blessings, A Forgotten Tradition

Beltane Celebrations

Near the end of April and beginning of May, halfway between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice, you will find the Sabbat of Beltane. The Earth has awoken and is bringing forth new life and new growth to abound. Depending on your tradition, there are a number of ways you can celebrate this Sabbat: … Continue reading Beltane Celebrations

Blessed Beltane

Beltane is the last of the three spring fertility festivals, the others being Imbolc and Ostara. Beltane is the second principal Celtic festival (the other being Samhain). Celebrated approximately halfway between Vernal (spring) equinox and the midsummer (Summer Solstice). Beltane traditionally marked the arrival if summer in ancient times. At Beltane, the Pleiades star cluster … Continue reading Blessed Beltane

Beltane Fire Festival.

To the pastoral Celtic people’s of Europe the changing pattern of the seasons was a matter of life and death, and marking these changes key moments in the life of the community. Beltane – “bright fire” – was one such marker celebrated in various forms across Ireland, Scotland and Man as the starting point of … Continue reading Beltane Fire Festival.

Blessed Beltane.

Beltane is the last of the three spring fertility festivals, the others being Imbolc and Ostara. Beltane is the second principal Celtic festival (the other being Samhain). Celebrated approximately halfway between Vernal (spring) equinox and the midsummer (Summer Solstice). Beltane traditionally marked the arrival if summer in ancient times. At Beltane the Pleiades star cluster … Continue reading Blessed Beltane.