Monthly Archives: April 2015

Build your Beltane fires high……

Beltane is the second most significant fire festival in the Pagan calendar after Samhain (Halloween) It marks the beginning of Summer as it falls 6 weeks after Ostara, the Spring Equinox and is my favourite Sabbat. Beltane is a fertility festival and all around the gentle kiss of Spring gives way to the lush abundance…

Beltane (May Eve) Folklore

‘There’s not a budding boy, or girl, this day, But is got up, and gone to bring in May’ Herrick, a 17th century English poet Decorating Houses – May Day began early in the morning. People would go out before sunrise in order to gather flowers and greenery to decorate their houses and villages with in…

Herbs for Beltane (May Eve)

‘hooray hooray for the month of May, outdoor loving starts today’ Extracts from the wonderful ‘Master Book of Herbalism’ by Paul Beyerl Who can resist the pleasures of May? The sun in romantic Taurus, the seeds planted in the fields, and the work of weeding and tilling balanced by rapture, for the trees are lush…