Beltane Celebration Ritual
May 01, 2021
Beltane honors Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active.
All of life is bursting with potent fertility and at this point in the Wheel of the Year, the potential becomes conception.
On May Eve the sexuality of life and the earth is at its peak. Abundant fertility, on all levels, is the central theme. The Maiden goddess has reached her fullness.
She is the manifestation of growth and renewal, Flora, the Goddess of Spring, the May Queen, the May Bride.
The Young Oak King, as Jack-In-The-Green, as the Green Man, falls in love with her and wins her hand.
The union is consummated and the May Queen becomes pregnant.
Together the May Queen and the May King are symbols of the Sacred Marriage (or Heiros Gamos), the union of Earth and Sky - from The Goddess & The Greenman
What you'll need:
3 candles (green, white, or both)
Red, white, orange and yellow flowers (fresh if you can)
A cup of red wine or water
Incense (sandalwood, rose, or jasmine)
Paper and pen
Lighter or matches
When the sun begins to set, start decorating your altar with flowers. The blessings of the Earth will come around if we call upon them.
Stand up and take 3 deep breaths. Say:
"You are blessed beautiful earth, you secure and nourish me. Thank you for the trees, roots, and the spring.
Thank you for the wisdom I hear in the wind.
I welcome your Goddess gifts, and accept you into my sacred space"
Light the 3 candles being careful not to burn the flowers.
Take 3 deep breaths and say:
"Sun, you coordinate the flow of nature through your powerful will. When you rise you give me life, when you hide you teach me hope. I pray for your light to reach me"
Light the incense and relax. Breathe slowly through your nose. Close your eyes and let your body and mind fill with inspiration.
Beltane is a celebration of fertility and growth, so we will use this opportunity to focus on the things in life that we want more of. Sit by your altar and write down any of your personal wishes on a piece of paper, or simply meditate for a minute.
Take your cup with both hands and say:
"Earth Goddess, Gentle Sun From your renewed union, a host of fruitful beings will arise.
Ancient Gods I celebrate with you. I ask for your blessings and protection of everything I love.
I offer you my prayer, thoughts, words, and actions"
Take a sip of your cup and place it back on the altar as an offering. Use this time to dance, sing, write or paint - be creative!
Let the candles burn until you leave the room. Then simply blow them out. Leave the offerings and your request on your altar until tomorrow.
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