Beltane is a traditional festival that is held midway between the equinox and the longest day. This is on May 1st; are you ready for this magical day?
Whether you’re pagan or not, celebrating the Beltane is all about honoring spring and the coming of summer. This festival is one that has been held for centuries and usually holds some kind of bonfire event. That having been said, if you want to celebrate you can do so however you see fit. There is no right or wrong way to celebrate.
The History Behind Beltane, LearnReligions.com wrote as follows:
A variety of cultures have celebrated Beltane, or May Day, over the centuries. The ancient Romans observed Floralia, a celebration for their goddess of flowers, around this time. This is a period to honor the many deities associated with Beltane, such as gods of the forest, goddesses of passion and motherhood, and a number of agricultural deities around the world. Gods like Cernunnos and Artemis, and the mythical figure of the Green Man, all factor into the colorful history of Beltane. In addition, numerous legends and lore exist about how to become more fertile during this time—and that doesn’t just apply to people, but to the land itself.
Beltane is a good time to practice fertility magic in hopes of producing an abundant crop by the time the harvest rolls around. Don’t forget that the garden can be one of the most magical places in your life. Start thinking about how to plan, create, and grow your magical garden, as well as ways to create specialty gardens, herb plots, and more!
There are a lot of customs surrounding this marvelous event and now that it is time to celebrate once more the energies of this planet will remain calm and relaxing for the next week or so. While not everyone will be aware of this if you are an energy sensitive person chances are you’ve already noticed it. With all of the nature folk content and having been honored in this manner, they are at peace.
The celebrations this year were likely quite small in numbers and more intimate, but that doesn’t mean they were not worth following through with. The Beltane is a very important event for many and is a great reminder that we should thank Mother Nature from time to time for all that she does. The Beltane itself honors all life and during this time the energies of our home planet are at their strongest.
If you’re feeling much calmer now, this could be why. As someone who picks up on energies big time, I feel like this specific Beltane was a very productive one and that we may have accomplished more than we realize. To learn more about this interesting event check out the video below. Oh and, if for some reason you’ve not celebrated just yet, feel free to go ahead and say a small thanks, put what you wish to receive out in the world.