Beltane 2007 News
May 10, 2007
Volume 3, Issue 3
May Queen

May is the 5th month of the year. It is known as the Queen of Months. The main holiday is May Day or Beltane. Beltane means "bright fire". Beltane celebrates the sacred union, or marriage, of the Goddess and God, celebrating growth and fertility. The traditional part of the holiday is the May Pole, which is a massive symbol of fertility. The Maypole was cut and erected by unmarried men. The unmarried women would decorate it by attaching colorful ribbons to the top. Then they would all dance around the pole in two circles, the girls going one way and boys the other, weaving in and out until the whole pole was braided with ribbons. Very sexual! Making and exchanging flower wreaths was also big with the young people. And let's not forget the Green Man, an ancient nature spirit who brings life to the fields and forests after the long winter. He often rode about the May Pole dance on a horse and those whom he touched during the dance would be pregnant before the year was out.


Moon Flowers...

During May, the flowers begin to bloom and are abundant. In fact, the May Full Moon is called the Flower Moon and is a great time for all types of green magic. Lilacs repell evil, wild violets bring love, and dandelions help contact spirits. The Full Moon is also great for fertility and sex magic. Now, now none of that! Sex magic isn't always about actual intercourse or tantric involvement. Any project or desire you may have can be done under the guise of sex magic. Creating, or giving birth, to an idea and watching the energy grow and grow until it peaks, leaving in the aftermath the manifestation of your desire. This Full Moon why not introduce your lover to your extracurricular "broom closet" activities - that is if your alter and "I Love the Goddess" T-shirt did not tip him/her off already. Place a candle, with a symbol or picture of your intent painted or carved into it, on your altar. Or you can draw, trace with oils, or use body paint to place the symbol on you or your lover's body. Then go to bed and try to rub the symbols off each other - without using your hands!


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Happy Mother's Day!
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May is the month to honor females and Mother's Day is a time to honor our mothers, grandmothers, and all those special women in our lives. For an easy spell honoring the women in your life who've touched your heart, place a green candle amid pictures of objects that are special to them. Light some sandalwood or sage incense. Now thank all your "mothers" for all that they have done and continue to do for you. And while you are remembering your mother, it only makes sense to reconnect with your inner child. Find a favorite toy or happy memory from when you where young. Sit in a quiet place and meditate on it. Allow all those feelings you thought you had dealt with come up and then let them go. Keep only the happiness. Once that is done, remain still and listen to your inner child, your inner voice. Now that you've examined and learned from your past, you can do a tarot card reading to see what is waiting for you in the future.


Don't tick off the Fairies!

May's warm weather and blooming foliage makes this a great time to go outside! Have a picnic, watch the clouds or stargaze. Pick some flowers - just be sure to leave a small token for the Fey Folk first - anything pretty or sweet will do nicely. You can always leave a small honey cake for the Fairies in your garden and then make a wish. Or if you fear the Fairies, take a branch from a Rowan tree and place it at your window for protection.

Here is a real nice and simple recipe for a honey cake I found in Llewellyn's 2007 Magical Almanac:
- Melt 2 1/3 cups of sugar and 1 cup of honey together over a low heat
- Mix in 5 1/2 cups of flour, 1 2/3 cups of citron, 2 tbsp. diced orange peal, and 3 tbsp. each powdered ginger and cinnamon
- Roll out the dough and cut into spring shapes or magical symbols
- Bake at 350 degrees until done


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