Saturday, May 1, 2010

Beltaine - May Day

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

18th Day of the 5th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Demeter
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Saille/Willow
17th Day of the Celtic Tree Month ~ Saille/Willow
Moon Phase: Disseminating Moon
Moon sets: 8:17AM EDST
Moon rises: 11:58PM EDST
Moon in Mutable Fire Sign of
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The message of
Sun in Taurus
Sunrise: 6:19AM EDST
Sunset: 8:14PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
creative possibilities are surfacing at this time?"
Beltaine (Calan Mai) Quarter of the Year
May 1st, 2010

Disseminating Moon - Keywords for the Disseminating phase are: demonstration, distribution, sharing and introspection.  This is the time in a lunar cycle to further process your advancement towards your
goal(s) by looking at the results of your adjusting action taken at the Full phase. During this phase you gain clarity by sharing what you've learned through awareness. Demonstrate your power of abundance by giving back to your community. Visit friends. Distribute your knowledge. SHARE Reach out and touch someone. 

    The are minor magickal energies today towards rites/spells of protection.  Saturn's Day is a Day of Manifestation and Structure, Assessment and Responsibility. 


    The festival of Beltaine marks the onset of summer, the Hawthorn is in blossom, as are many other plants; wild animals and birds are busy raising their young. All around us we can see the life of the land. This is the time to welcome the Mother Goddess in all her bounty, and the God Her Consort as they come to bring fertility to the Land and the crops.

   Take a little wine or fruit juice, honey and fruit out into the woods. Find a well-grown, mature tree and make your offering under its branches. Then sit down, resting your back on the tree, and take several deep breaths to center yourself. Look slowly and carefully all around you and observe all the signs of the season. Now close your eyes and visualize the Mother Goddess walking towards you. As you watch her approaching you become aware that walking towards you from the other direction is the God, a young man in the prime of life. Watch as they greet each other and then turn to smile on you. If you have a question for them you may ask it  now. Wait until they say farewell and walk away together. Once they have gone, you can open your eyes. Once again look all around you and take in all the sights, sounds and scents of the season. Look carefully to see if there is anything special which catches your eye; a piece of wood, stone or whatever. If there is, you may take it with you as a reminder of the festival.
[From: "The Real Witches' Year" by Kate West]

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