The meandering thoughts of a modern-day hearth witch.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Wheel of the Year // Belated Beltane Blessings

May 1st marks the beginning of Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and this turn of the wheel is celebrated by the fire festival, Beltane.

A half turn of the wheel from Samhain (Hallowe'en, 31st October), this festival is its polar opposite in meaning  as well as seasonal position. Where Samhain symbolises death, the end of harvest and the arrival of winter and the 'dark' months, Beltane is a fertility festival, celebrating life, the beginning of the harvest season and the arrival of summer - we are almost at the 'lightest' point of the year. For more information about the origins and meaning of the sabbat, read last year's Beltane post, here

Beltane blessings - albeit belated - to you all.

2 musings:

Anonymous said...

And to you too, my dear Friend!
I know so very little about these seasonal festivals so thank you so very much for the link. I made several crowns this year for folk attending celebrations so am always keen to find out more.... totally fascinating!
Hugs xxx

Faerie Moon Creations said...

And a happy to you, as well! Theresa

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