Or Mayday if you prefer
Did you know that Beltane is a long-standing Celtic holiday that is midway between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice? In Scottish Gaelic is Bealtuinn which translates to May Day. Irish Gaelic uses Bealtain which translate to May Month.
It is a celebration focusing on life, fertility, and sexuality. It joins together the God and Goddess to celebrate the arrival of summer.
Elements to use during the holiday are :
Fire: This is an important part of the festivities, they cleanse, and purify. It is common to see individuals jumping through them symbolizing leaving the past behind and jumping forward to new beginnings.
Herbs and Flowers: Use Frankincense which cleanses and promotes success. Daisy which symbolizes love and innocence. Lilac which helps with wisdom, memory and also brings good luck. Rose which is heavy on love, healing and wish magic.
Crystals: Emerald: helps in the success, fertility and romance departments. Amber provides healing, harmony, and love. Moonstone helps with new beginnings, love and good fortune and Rose Quartz that works with providing love, self-esteem, and fertility.
Want to celebrate? Here are a few things you can do to bring Beltane into your day today:
* Make a Maypole
* Write blessing on a brightly colored ribbon and tie them to trees
*Go on a picnic and enjoy the nature around you
*Make flower bouquets
*Burn floral scented incense or candles
*Make and wear a flower crown
*Adorn doors with bells
* Make a fruit tea to drink or sere guest
* Bathe in flower petals
*surround your self in brightly colored lit candles
*Have an altar? Cover it with flowers and ribbons
like me, you can spend the day in the garden planting wildflowers to draw fairies into your garden. Fairies love flowers so plant some foxgloves, red clover, or vervain. Don't we all need a few fairies in our lives?