The Wonderful Month of May

For those of us who follow the Craft, May 1st is the sabbat of Beltane, the halfway point between the first day of spring and the first day of summer. It’s a time to celebrate the blossoming of the fertile earth around us and dance yourself into a frenzy around a May Pole, bonfire, or with your dog while Justin Timberlake sings in the background.

Official Video for ”CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! (from DreamWorks Animation’s “TROLLS”)” by Justin Timberlake.

I choose #3 — Nobody can get an old lady dancing like JT.

At its roots, Beltane honors the return of the light and fire is an integral part of its celebration. Light a candle, either as part of a magical ritual or simply for the beauty it creates.

https://concordriverlady.com/2022/05/01/the-wonderful-month-of-may/(opens in a new tab)

Photo: Pexels.com/Tucă Bianca

Beltane is also a time to give thanks for the abundance the Universe bestows upon us, and what better way to say thank you than with a feast. Your feast doesn’t have to be lavish, a simple cup of tea will do. Just remember to say a blessing before sipping.

After you’ve finished your tea, head outside and spend some time with Mother Nature. If you go out at night, listen for spring peepers and toads.

Another great way to celebrate May is to count the different species of birds you see.

Female Downy Woodpecker.
American Robin
Male Eastern Bluebird.

And guess what? I saw one. Oh, happy day.

I saw a male Ruby-throated hummingbird; I saw a male Ruby-throated hummingbird.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a photo, so I’ll use one from 2021.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, circa 2021.

However you choose to celebrate Beltane, I hope it brings you joy.

May you be safe and protected.
May you be peaceful.
May you live with ease and kindness.

Blessed be :}

Mi manchi, mio ​​immortale.

About tinthia

Wondering, searching, and wandering, I'm an earth witch with a desire to get it right in my lifetime. The flow of the river feeds my inner goddess and fuels my soul. Blessed be. :}
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