I’ve still been a bit out of touch spiritually, so Beltane snuck up on me! This day of the year marks the midway point between Spring and Summer and is a joyous time in which we celebrate life. The warming of the earth, fertility, and growth of this time of year not only awakens the trees and flowers, but it is also a time of more vitality for us humans too. It’s a coming together of masculine and feminine energies, which is very beneficial and potent when it comes to stepping into fully balanced power and harmony.
Another thing about Beltane is that it’s a day of the year in which the veil is thin. At Samhain (Halloween), the veil is very thin between the worlds of the living and the dead, while at Beltane, the veil between our world and that fairy realm is said to be at its thinnest. It’s a good day to soak in the energies of the blossoming fertile earth and celebrate it by enjoying the greening up of plant life and bountiful spring blooms. An important way to honor this day, in addition to appreciating our plant life and fertile soils, is fire. A bonfire is ideal, but for those who do not have the space to do that, something as simple as a candle to honor our strengthening sun with fire is just fine.
Even though I wasn’t aware of Beltane’s approach, something was stirring in my soul as I sat down with my art journal twice in the past handful of days (which is another thing I’ve been out of touch with) and did a few primitive sketches. My skills are rusty, but I’m sharing them anyway because I’m so happy to be getting back into it, plus I am a fan of primitive art, and because of how appropriate they are to mark Beltane.
Have a wonderful Beltane everyone! See you next time.