The fires of Beltane blaze fierce in the night
filling the darkness with warmth and with light
The veil is parting and whispers are heard
“Submit to desire as your passion returns…”
Beltane honours the miracle of Life. Occurring just as Summer begins to rise, the energies of Earth are at the most creative and active. Life is bursting forth all around! There is an abundance of fertility and the potential of conception – conception of all the magic and miracles that each of us is meant to bring forth. In the old days, this was a fire festival where clans would meet and celebrations would be had. Late into the night, there would be dancing and ceremony, honouring both the Goddess and the God…the Maiden and the Stag. Their union would be replicated as couples joined together in the sacred union.
The Maypole, popular even today, represents the potency of the God, inserted into the Earth, the Goddess and then wrapped in Her creative forces symbolizing the cycle of life with ribbons. The maypole honours the coming together of Earth and Sky.
In the Wheel of the Year we created our own Maypole wands ~
Blessings of Beltane – May the flames leap high in your heart and may your Spirit burn bright and strong!