May 1st is Beltane, one of eight festivals on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year. Beltane is a traditional time for spells and rituals to bring love and creativity into your life. This festival honours the goddess in her maiden aspect. The Goddess Flora and the Green Man are patrons of this day and Fairies abound in the woods!
To celebrate Beltane, set up your altar and perform your ritual on either April 30, or May 1st. After your spellwork, enjoy a festival dinner of Pasta & Fresh Vegetables followed by Honey-Almond Pound Cake. Be sure to decorate your table with daisies, roses and lily of the valley and red and green candles to symbolize the twin themes of love and creative energy.
Colours: red, green, white
Oil: almond, sandalwood
Philtre: sweet woodruff, roses, vervain, heather, mint, lemon balm
Candles: red, green, white
Stones: carnelian, emerald, coral, lapis
If you need one, my Wheel of the Year Guide has a Beltane spell for love and creativity and recipes for the menu above. If love is your main focus, consider my Love Spells Guide, which also lists the best herbes for love magick.
Blessed be and Happy Beltane!
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