It’s that time of year again, it’s almost Beltane, time to let your hair down and enjoy yourself, just in a slightly different way in 2020.
Normally there would be festivities going on all around the country for this wonderful pagan festival, probably the happiest of them all. This year will be very different but it doesn’t mean it can’t be celebrated. I’m certain there will be lots of online gatherings and you can still offer your praises in your own space. Dance around your garden or your kitchen, sing and find the beauty that surrounds you and take a little time to appreciate it. Call to the gods or entities that fill you with delight and enjoy your precious time.
Beltane is a Celtic word which means ‘fires of Bel’ (Bel was a Celtic deity). It is a fire festival that celebrates of the coming of summer and the fertility of the coming year and the departure of the cold months.
Normally the rituals are held to promote fertility. This is a festival of Union, both between the Goddess and the God and between man and woman. Handfastings (Pagan marriages) are traditional at this time. It is a time of fertility and harvest, the time for reaping the wealth from the seeds that we have sown. If you can’t be with your loved one you can still appreciate them through online media or a good old fashioned phone call.
I hope it bring’s you all much love and happiness.