Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Happy Beltane

Today is the First of May - May Day - Beltane!

It is the mid-point between Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice - the height of spring in the Solar Calendar. Beltane is the last of the three spring fertility - earth awakenings festivals.

Take some time today to help wake up the earth from Her slumber - plant something beautiful, make a May Basket for someone dear to you, dance a May Pole, notice what is blooming in your life (both literally and figuratively) and take time for joy.

1 comment:

Daria de la Luna said...

This is one of my favorite holidays! I grew up putting out food for the fairies and making May baskets out of construction paper, filled with butter mints, dogwood blossoms, violets and apple blossoms. This year, I took one to J at work before leaving for school. I also made baskets for the people in my Dante class, using edible flowers from the grocery. When I arrived at my grandparents' house, my grandmom had one waiting for me.