Sunday, May 1, 2011

Beltane

Also known as May Day, Beltane is a time for love, union, growth, abundance and fertility.  This month marks the peak of Spring and is time to prepare for the warm months ahead.

Beltane is one of the in-between times of the year, it's still Spring but you can feel the lazy days of Summer in the air.  Here are a few things that symbolize this time of year for me:

  • brightly colored wild flowers
  • ferns and ivy
  • embedded candles (the kind with flower petals in the wax)
  • wind chimes
  • cloudless blue skies
  • freshly mowed grass
  • sun dried laundry

When changing your decorations for this turn of the wheel, put away the eggs and pastels of Ostara and bring out bursts of color and pretty garden themed decorations.  Hang baskets or cones of flowers from doorknobs, put wind chimes and sun catchers in windows.  Start that windowsill herb garden you've always wanted.  You get the idea here.

found at Michaels.com

As always, have fun with it and make it personal!  Happy Beltane!

~ Heathen

1 comment:

Mina said...

What a wonderful post! I have never thought about it as putting up my April pastels and moving toward the brighter colors of summer but you are so right! Have a wonderful Beltane.