In the beginning of May, the fertile and reemerging energies of Spring are in full bloom. Beltane represents the midway point between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. In the South, this would be in the beginning of November.
Beltane, the celebration of fertility: 30 April - 1 May
Now is the time to honor the Goddess within. This day marks light, fertility, sensual activities such as dance, ceremony, pleasure. It is a celebration for the season to come representing passion and desires. Dancing is a major part of this day. It typically took place around a tree, which later on developed into a maypole. It is said that fairies awoke during this day.
Place May flowers and symbols of fertility at your altar. Add any other symbols that represent your intentions for spring that you would like to see be harvested by autumn.
With your community take ribbons and head outdoors. Pick out a tree that speaks to you and ask for permission to use its brances for the ritual. Once you have received the yes from the tree, tie the ribbons among the tree branches, each ribbon representing the intentions you and your community hold in your hearts.
Take your journal out. Now is time to go within and explore your inner world.
Reflect on how the season of Spring has been treating you so far?
What are your intentions this Beltane?
And if so, what have you been doing to nurture those seeds to grow and blossom?
Write a list of actionable steps you can take.
Now is the time to solidify your intentions further and to invite abundance, fertility and prosperity into your life. Get together with your tribe to amplify the energy.
Join our ceremony for a ritualistic day with the community out in nature.
About the writer
Inés Kelly is a trauma-informed space holder and integral guide in Human Design, Gene Keys and astrology.
Her multi-cultural background connected her to various rituals and traditions.
Her mission is ignite the ancestral and the remembrance of who you innately are.
Bringing the community together to honor the cycle of the seasons is a deep value of hers.