Beltane/Beltaine

beltane - wheel of the year

Beltane/Beltaine 30th of April – 1st of May.  

Beltane or Beltaine, meaning bright fire and of the four fire Sabbats. It is often associated with fertility and abundance and is considered the beginning of summer. It’s the joining of the energies of the young virile lord and the lady changing from maiden to mother. From the fertile potential of Spring energy to the golden days of  summer growth for a bountiful harvest. This is traditionally a popular time for handfastings and conceiving children. It officially begins at moonrise on May Day Eve when cattle and other livestock were driven between fires to bless them and their offspring to be healthy and strong. 

Correspondences 

South-East

Fire

red/yellow

mare, dove

Lover/Virgin Goddess:(Ker)Rhiannon; Olwen; Elen; Blodeuwedd

Beltaine

Dancing through the fires

With the blessings of the lord and lady