Beltane is a Celtic celebration that marks the start of summer, on May 1st(November 1st in the Southern Hemisphere).
It's a time for rituals that promote fertility, love and balance. For some it is known as the Festival of Fire because large bonfires were lit to symbolically purify, revitalize and bless nearby farms and herds.
Women who wanted to get pregnant would build a small fire in a cauldron, which was a representation of the womb, and would jump over it. Or for some, fertility could be for the mind and creativity.
Beltane today is a time to embrace our own sexuality and to rethink our relationships. Beltane is a reminder that self-acceptance is important to the creation of safe, productive relationships.
I have a few rituals for you along with some Beltane correspondence that might help encourage your own rituals!
Take a walk in a forest, feel connected
Craft a mini Maypole
Set your altar for summer
Sex magic will be very powerful
Beltane Rituals in Quarantine
Instead of a huge bonfire you could light some candles or incense
Take care of yourself, IE. Take a bath, eat fresh foods that you love
Do something for your family or friends to so your love for them
Dandelions;Wishes, To send a message to a loved one, blow at the seed head in their direction and visualize the message
Violets;Luck and Lust
Lemon Balm;Love, Success and Healing
Honey; Energy and Life
Strawberries; Love and Luck
Ginger; Success and Power
Rose Quartz; Unconditional Love, Compassion and Harmony
Malachite; Peace and Protection
Emerald; Love and Money
Enjoy this Magickal start to the summer and stay safe.
Love and Light,