Posts Tagged ‘ Beltain ’

Magical Things I Did This Beltane

May 16th, 2018 | By

Magic comes to us all in different ways, from a whisper on the wind to the greatest transformative experience. This Beltane was a relatively quiet affair with family, so today I’m reflecting on how magic came to me this May Day. These are the things that changed me in ways big and small, or simply

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My Affirmations for May

May 12th, 2018 | By

From Beltane to June, I’m keeping the fires of the May Day festivities hot by repeating some affirmations that mean a great deal to me this year. I’m very focused on keeping good people close to me and showing them how much they’re appreciated, and I’m also learning more and more about the power and

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When do you celebrate Beltain?

Apr 25th, 2018 | By

By Nimue Brown The obvious day to celebrate Beltain is the 1st of May – the date of the Celtic festival honoured by our ancestors. May Day traditions are longstanding and widespread, with maypoles, morris dancers, mummers, hobby horses and more. It’s a day that has carried through to have relevance for modern socialism, reflected

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Archipelago of Hope

Apr 29th, 2017 | By

By Mabh Savage This year I’m honoured to be participating in the Pagan Federation Disabilities Team Online Beltane Festival. I’m pretty sure this one marks one year exactly since I became involved with the online festivals, and it’s really brought it home to me why they are so important. Pagans, like all people, on all

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Flowers and Beltain

Apr 15th, 2017 | By

By Nimue Brown For me, woodland flowers are as much a part of Beltain as the more traditional hawthorn flowers. I grew up on the Cotswold edge, where in May, the beech woods have a carpet beneath them of bluebells, wild garlic, and my absolute favourite – the wood anemone. The photo with this blog

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Arc of the Goddess – May

May 4th, 2016 | By

May – And so it begins… And so begins the active part of the year, the earth is sending forth new life, the sap is rising, the birds are singing and growth is all around us. This month is all about passion, power and raw energy, the fertility of new life and growth and the

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Jack and the Queen: The Maypole

May 1st, 2015 | By

by Mabh Savage Just before the spring equinox my best friend and I went away to Nottinghamshire. On our way back from a delightful trek around Sherwood forest, we stopped in a tiny village called Wellow. Wellow consists of a few houses, a couple of very old, very nice pubs and standing proud in the

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