Beltane Blessings......  

rm_shar1 57F
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4/30/2006 9:51 pm

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Beltane Blessings......

Bright Blessings at Beltane.

Happy May Day.

"Do not tell the priest's of old, for they would call in a sin,
For we'll be down in the woods day a welcoming summer"

So I get up at 4.30, lit my Belfire, (Candle in the hearth). As it got brighter I put on my May Cloak cut a Hawthorn bough from my garden and went for a walk to the lake. (Let me tell you folks it was bloody cold). I sat in quiet reflection at the lake before giving my gift of Primroses and Whitethorn.

I then dipped the Hawthorn into the lake, and carried the dripping bough back to my garden. I then walked around my garden and outskirts of house giving thanks and blessings.

I did think about rolling naked in the dew, however the grass was sharp and not terribly inviting. I sat and thought about how I would love to have blessed my garden in the good olde ways..... but alas it was not to be. Ye Gods how I was missing my Druid.

Then I tied white ribbons and bells to my to my Ash trees with wishes for those that are special to me.

Then feeling cold, but calm, I returned to the house, made my coffee, sat and looked at my piece of heaven, and thought how Blessed I was.

Some snippets about Beltane:

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

Just before dawn, villagers would process with their animals up the hillsides to the highest point where fires would be kindled and relit for people to see for miles around. It was also traditional to build these fires out of nine of the sacred woods from Druidic folklore, including oak, ash, thorn, rowan, apple, birch, alder, maple, elm, gorse, holly, hawthorn, and others.
The bonfires were lit so that a narrow passage existed between two fires, so that cattle and other livestock could be led between the fires, to purify them from disease or sterility for the coming year. Torches of dried sedge, gorse or heather were also lit and carried around remaining flocks or stables, to further purify the air....

In old Celtic traditions it was a time of unabashed sexuality and promiscuity where marriages of a year and a day could be undertaken.

In the old Celtic times, young people would spend the entire night in the woods "A-Maying," and then dance around the phallic Maypole the next morning. Older married couples were allowed to remove their wedding rings (and the restrictions they imply) for this one night. (Truly a swingers

Beltane is one of the three "spirit-nights" of the year when the faeries can be seen. At dusk, twist a rowan sprig into a ring and look through it, and you may see them....

Beltane is a festival of flowers, fertility, sensuality, and delight.

Prepare a May basket (goodwill) 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.

May morning is a magickal time for wild water (dew, flowing streams, and springs) which is collected and used to bathe in for beauty, or to drink for health.

Arise at dawn and wash in the morning dew: the woman who washes her face in it will be beautiful; the man who washes his hands will be skilled with knots and nets.

If you live near water, make a garland or posy of spring flowers and cast it into stream, lake or river to bless the water spirits.

Make a wish as you jump a bonfire or candle flame for good luck.

Make a May bowl –wine or punch in which the flowers of sweet woodruff or other fragrant blossoms are soaked–and drink with the one you love.

So many Bright Blessings to You and yours on this festival.

suprcunnilingus 57M
212 posts
5/1/2006 4:08 pm

Happy May Day my wicca wicca witch.

May all the seeds and thoughts you planted this Beltane bring forth much fruit and happiness to you and yours.

CPP xxx

Sulabula 46F
12659 posts
5/1/2006 4:58 am

Happy May Day

Sula xxx

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HBowt2 60F

5/1/2006 3:26 am

Bright Blessings to you and yours too.....

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