Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Beltane Ritual

April 30 (May Eve)
The Beltane Ritual
Fragrant flowers, lush green foliage, and warmer temperatures celebrate the magical energies of love. It is time for splendor in the grass. Beltane is a bawdy holiday of love, sexuality, regeneration, and prosperity. We drink in the earth’s colors, aromas, and tastes. Appetites are keen. Beltane energy is powerful, and expectations of the future are high. It is the perfect time to focus on children and safety because spring captures the feeling of being young again.

When worn or placed upon the altar, copper, gold, emerald, malachite, rose quartz, and garnet will enhance the energies of Beltane. After deciding your magical working(s) for Beltane, focus your intention to realize your desire.

Beltane Tarot Cards
Place the Lovers, card 6, on your altar to symbolize commitment and responsible choice in ongoing relationships. The Two of Cups resonates with emotional balance, romance, and passion. The Ten of Cups relates to fulfillment, joy, and contentment in personal relationships. It is a card of emotional safety and security. Use the Page of Cups to represent a child or feeling young again. The King of Pentacles conveys prosperity, and the Empress or Queen of Pentacles celebrates your power to create.

The Scents of Beltane
Any fragrant flower—the choice is yours! Rose incense or oil captures the heady aroma of the season.

Magical Brews of Beltane
Herbs, spring berries, and flowers abound. Try strawberry, elder flower, rosebud, nettle, mint, or catnip tea. Add lemon and a slice of orange, if you like.

Candles of Beltane
Red symbolizes love, sexual passion, awakenings, blossoming, and marriage. Green projects the life force in nature, growth, and prosperity. Use pink or blue for children. Pink also signifies true friendship. White represents security and protection, and send out the energy of your pure intentions

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