Happy Beltane!

 

May 1st (sometimes called May Day)

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Beltane

Beltane is the anglicized spelling of Bealtaine or Bealltainn, the Gaelic names for either the month of May or the festival that takes place on the first day of May.  It is also called May Day.

        Beltane is the Sabbatt that celebrates fertility and the union of the God and the Goddess. It occurs on May 1st. It also celebrates life. This can be seen in the mating of animals and the growing of seeds in the fields. Great fires can be lit honoring the fertility God and some even leap the fires to show the energy of the season.  A Maypole is erected and bright ribbons are hung wrapped around it in a Maypole dance. The Maypole, a phallic symbol, represents the masculine or the God. The soft colored ribbons are the feminine or the Goddess; this symbolizes the union of the two. This is the time to fertilize your dreams with action.   Beltane marks a time of fertility, vitality, sexuality, passion, and growth.

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