On May Day, the first of May we welcomed calendar Beltane. Solar Beltane comes in this Sunday and we welcome Lunar Beltane later in the month with the Scorpio Full Buddha Moon. Beltane is Spring at its peak, when the Earth’s energies are most active now, bringing an increase in manifestation and fertility.
Beltane is an ancient festival that honors the divine marriage of the Horned God known as Pan, Herne, Cernunnos with the Fertile Goddess of the Land. Through the Celtic lineage we may trace horned Gods back through ancient and prehistoric history to Actaeon the Stag, Dionysus or Amen the Ram. In these myths the male sexual vitality would rise up the spine, made visible by the horns, bringing mystical power and wisdom.
May Day celebrations involve may pole dancing which is the way to weave in the male and female energies. Another folklore custom of this time is the tying of ribbons and cloth to hawthorn trees, particularly where they grow by sacred wells. After being dipped in the water, they hang in the trees as offering of prayers for healing and as gifts to the faerie folk and the guardian spirit of the well or spring.
Beltane also is the time when all the fires were put out and a special new fire was lit. Couples would jump over the fire together to pledge themselves to one another. As we move to Summer Solstice, we are at the peak of sunlight and the conscious outward expression of ourselves. The sacred life force, the kundalini is at its most potent and powerful.
There are two spaces left to circle up tonight in my temple living room from 5:30-8:30 pm us in honor of the Dark Moon. We are clearing the temple space for the Taurus New Moon and you may secure your space here.
The Taurean New Moon is anchored in at 14°10’ Taurus on Saturday May 4th at 6:45 pm EST. This New Moon is a tremendous opportunity to draw down evolved consciousness from the cosmos and to practically root manifestation and form on Earth. The personal evolution that Saturn, Pluto and the Karmic South Node in Capricorn are demonstrating in our lives is also taking shape, while dismantling the constructs that no longer serve.
We are being asked to work with our resources in deeply creative ways. Some things and relationships will be shaken out of our lives, ultimately for our highest and best. Most importantly, we are grounding the feminine.
This New Moon is multidimensional and the astrology we are under from now until September is immense. Let us come together in community to witness one another and provide strength for this great ancestral work we are in the midst of. I am here to support your journey in these times.