Beltane is a Fire Festival. The word ‘Beltane’ comes from the Celtic God ‘Bel’, meaning ‘the bright one’ and the Gaelic word ‘teine’ meaning fire. Together they make ‘Goodly Fire’ and traditionally bonfires were lit to honour the Sun and encourage the support of Bel and the Sun’s light to nurture the emerging future harvest and protect the community.
Beltane honours Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active.
The Young Oak King, (Jack-In-The-Green, the Green Man), falls in love with Flora, the Goddess of Spring, (the May Queen, the May Bride) 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 and the union of Earth and Sky.
So make you flower crowns, bathe in the morning dew and have a dance around the Maypole.
|Deep Down You Are Intuitive|
You’re the type of person who understands other people and the world very well. You don’t let on to how much you know.
You show the world exactly what you want to show. Besides being good at reading people, you also know how you’re being read.
Originally posted on Uncle Tree's House:
From the bark of a puppy dog
to the croak of a bullfrog
She knows the language of life
From the pussy cat’s “Meow”
to the Willow’s humble bow
She knows the signs of strife