Blessed Beltane

from here

Also known as May Eve, May Day, and Walpurgis Night, happens at the beginning of May. It celebrates the height of Spring and the flowering of life. The Goddess manifests as the May Queen and Flora. The God emerges as the May King and Jack in the Green. The danced Maypole represents Their unity, with the pole itself being the God and the ribbons that encompass it, the Goddess. Colors are the Rainbow spectrum. Beltane is a festival of flowers, fertility, sensuality, and delight.

Prepare a May basket by filling it with flowers and goodwill and then give it to someone in need of healing and caring, such as a shut-in or elderly friend. Form a wreath of freshly picked flowers, wear it in your hair, and feel yourself radiating joy and beauty. Dress in bright colors. Dance the Maypole and feel yourself balancing the Divine Female and Male within. On May Eve, bless your garden in the old way by making love with your lover in it. Make a wish as you jump a bonfire or candle flame for good luck. Welcome in the May at dawn with singing and dancing.

 

I don’t “actively” celebrate Beltane anymore….nosy neighbors, mostly (yes, I did celebrate this ritual outdoors, skyclad, once upon a time).

I do celebrate the rebirthing of life, accepting the ability to create new things …quietly, in my heart. And as I write this, wifey is downstairs making Maybaskets for our neighbor- tomorrow morning the kids and I will deliver them. It is likely the one pagan ritual that we both take part in.

And the fertility rites for helping the garden prosper? Well, we don’t have sex together anymore.

And i cannot picture inviting my Master outdoors to fuck in the garden.

*pauses*

*shakes head*

yeah. No.

*laughs*

Blessed Be…wishing you fertility in all its manifestations (not just physical childbearing) …wishing you  bright days for growth; soft rain for rest; and time to enjoy both, fully.

16 thoughts on “Blessed Beltane

    1. 🙂

      greengirl…you sum it up so simply…yet profoundly. We do get lost to our core sometimes…and it’s nice to have these little celebrations that serve as reminders to pull us back. …Thanks for commenting!

      nilla

  1. nilla,

    Sex in the garden to make it…prosperous? Can’t see Omega going for that much either — plus it’s rainy, muddy and the grass…well it’s where the dog poos. Not a good idea…
    We’ll just have to suffer the effects of an unprosperous garden.

    Now that said, mouse loves the basket idea…Wish mouse knew about that one a few days ago. But…it’s marked on the calendar for next year.

    Hugs,
    mouse

    1. mouse,

      read your comment on my phone last night and lay in bed giggling over it. It is rainy here today as well. And rather chilly to boot!

      The baskets are wonderfully easy to make…the hardest part is finding crepe paper (tissue paper isn’t as “elastic” as crepe paper) in our area. I will post pix later…wife makes beautiful baskets…

      nilla

  2. Beltaine blessings on you Nilla! May your imagination be fertile and your heart light with the love of your Master! Wear the flowers of his bruises with joy and your flooding juices nurture the seedlings of orgasm. 🙂 May your fingers play the keyboard as well as the vibrator to bring forth joy in word and sighs.
    Goddess Bless!
    Love you dearly!

    Your loving heartsister in both erotica and paganism,
    Roze Wordwytch.
    Wolf sends his love as well!

    1. a beautiful blessing, heartsister. Wishing you all of the same…how can I possibly re-phrase something so beautifully written?

      🙂

      nilla

    1. Thanks you, Don…much appreciated….and hoping that You actually *get* spring… *smiling*

      nilla

  3. Happy Beltane Sis!

    It strikes me that I jumped over the candle last year to celebrate nowruz (Iranian new year) and there and it looks like there are traditions shared from several religions

    have a blessed day — and if you want to really mess with religions — you can put some votives in a christmas tin and jump over it (like we did last year) to cover all the bases.

    sfp

    1. that made me laugh, out loud. Like…yes, I can so see us doing that. 🙂

      it’s funny, when you get to the core of most religions? They have several key celebrations that are alike…and most? revolve around the theme of “treat one another well”…

      nilla

  4. Blessed Beltane, nilla…..my bonfire in the backyard(don’t much care about my neighbors, though i must wear robes) got rained on. So i planted peas and broccoli instead. i wish i could get my M to roll in the gardens with me! Blessed Be!

  5. Blessed Beltane to you! What a lovely tradition. i think i’ll see if i can talk Sir into some sky-clad outdoor ritual… ok, well, maybe not.

    hugs,

    aisiha

    1. If your Sir is like my Master? *shakes head*…I did offer last night. He just laughed.

      *grin*

      It’s a neat tradition…too bad I have nosy neighbors who installed a motion-detector floodlight a few years ago…sigh.

      nilla

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