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Beltane Blessings!

30 Apr

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with the cardinal Turning Points of the Equinoxes and Solstices, and the fixed ‘Gates of Power’: BELTANE, Lammas, Samhain / Halloween, and Imbolc.

TAURUS prepares the ground for BELTANE, the mid-Spring Celtic, Pagan festival on April 30 / May 1 (in the middle of TAURUS).
It traditionally honours and celebrates fertility and fecundity of Nature!

Beltane is a Fire Festival. The word ‘Beltane’ originates from the Celtic God ‘Bel’, meaning ‘the bright one’ and the Gaelic word ‘teine’ meaning fire. Together they make ‘Bright Fire’, or ‘Goodly Fire’ and traditionally bonfires were lit to honour the Sun and encourage the support of Bel and the Sun’s light to nurture the emerging future harvest and protect the community.”
From the beautiful pagan page The Goddess & The Green Man out of Britain, with traditions and ceremonial recipes for the seasonal celebrations of the year.

 

Beltane is the time when the Green Man appears, Nature blossoms in full Spring, and when May Pole dances weave the masculine and feminine energies together.

Jumping over the Beltane (which means ‘bright fire’) bonfires kindles passion and fertility, while the Beltane ashes have protective powers.

 

Brings back sweet memories of May Pole dancing / weaving, and Beltane Fire jumping at the Corunum Yurt outside of Victoria, some years ago, and May Pole dances in my native Bavaria.
Precious Traditions in Community… based in Nature Spirituality.

Maybe a May Pole / circle dance opportunity arises again this year???

 

 

HAPPY BELTANE SEASON, dear Friends near and far!
For a fertile Spring, and a bountiful Summer!

 

 

 

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

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Beltane Blessings!

1 May
celticwheeloftheyear

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, BELTANE, Litha, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain.

The TAURUS Super New Moon on April 26 prepared the ground for BELTANE, the mid-Spring Celtic, Pagan festival on April 30 / May 1 (in the middle of TAURUS) that traditionally honours and celebrates fertility and fecundity of Nature!

 

 

The Green Man appears, May Pole dances weave the masculine and feminine energies together. Jumping over the Beltane (which means ‘bright fire’) bonfires kindles passion and fertility, while the Beltane ashes have protective powers.

 

MayPoleMay_Pole_DanceMay Pole

Brings back sweet memories of May Pole dancing / weaving and Beltane Fire jumping at the Corunum Yurt, outside of Victoria, a few years ago. Precious Traditions in Community.
HAPPY BELTANE SEASON, dear Friends near and far!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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1 May
celticwheeloftheyear

Celtic Wheel of the Year, with Ostara / Spring Equinox, BELTANE, Litha, Lughnassad, Mabon, Samhain, Yule, and Imbolc.

 

BELTANE, the mid Spring Celtic, Pagan festival on April 30 / May 1 (in the middle of TAURUS) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beltane traditionally honours and celebrates fertility and fecundity of Nature!

 

The Green Man appears, May Pole dances weave the masculine and feminine energies together, and jumping over the Beltane (which means ‘bright fire’) bonfires kindles passion and fertility, while the Beltane ashes have protective powers.

 

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A friend who is a local Victoria Morris dancer (check out this video from England: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V72qxbTu5ao ) sent out an invitation to the Morris Dance Beltane celebration at sunrise. Let’s see if I get myself out there at 5:30 am, or whether the Taurean bed comfort wins 🙂

Here’s one of their songs:

“Heel and toe, jolly ramble-o
We were up, long before the day-o
To welcome in the summer,
To welcome in the May-o
For summer is a comin’ in
And winter’s gone away-o”

 

Beltane comes with a few lovely astrological alignments this year:

The TAU SUN will sextile NEPTUNE in PI – The Spirit of Joy and Sweet Abandon, Life woven together in the ONE.

PI MOON throughout the day, sextiles VENUS, freshly (since Apr 29) in TAU, and squares MARS retro in SAG –  Dance and Be Merry!

 

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