Magick of Beltane
May 1st – May 4th
Beltane is the 3rd Festival of the Druid year. It is the time of sensual, creative vibrations that stirs desires for ultimate possibilities in ones life. It was during this time that the stag (or green man) and the maiden came together and make wild abandoned love. Their union usually brought forth a pregnancy and the birth of a sacred child. Their most sacred time of love making was at midnight on a full moon on a Friday night. (Rare occasion for perfect alignment and blending with the Universe for the sacred moment of seeding the purest consciousness within a child). Beltane is a very fertile time and anything you wish to grow will have all the right ingredients to assist under the celebration of Beltane. This is a quarter festival, and thus celebrated when the Sun is 15 degrees 0 minutes in Taurus. This year the quarter festival is noted at 6:55 pm on May 4th.
This is a time when the elemental beings are active and prancing about. Gnomes are joyous for the seeds they have so protected are growing strong. Elves are thrilled because they now are in charge of the growth. Fey are delighted because they are watching the beauty of soul intent flourish. Give them a gift…a bit of milk and honey, a crumble of cookies and a shinny bauble of gratitude.
Spirit of Purpose
The Magic of Beltane
♥ The time before Beltane spend contemplating what additional seeds you wish to plant in the energy fusion. Decipher what Union you want to make (with the Divine, a lover, a career, health, what is your union?) Write down on a piece of paper all that you wish to manifest.
♥ Establish the Spirit of Purpose (i.e. Honoring the livelihood of Beltane, the spontaneous power of choice, the beauty of love, the gift of fertility, the power of resourcefulness.); Establish date and time to perform your magickal ceremony. (May 1st – 5th)
♥ Gather specific components for your assisting ritual. Choose the colors oranges and greens, delightful spring colors for your candles. The essences of Apple (fertility), Musk (sensuality), Chicory(love) and Hawthorn (love, communication and gratitude) can be used. Moonstone can bless your altar or Hornblende as the blessings of inner communication.
♥ From the moment you know what you want, consciously place this energy into the Heart of the Great Mother and the Heart of the Moon where the Greater Purpose and Guidance can be directed for you..
♥ On the day of your ceremony, gather all the elements and tools for your altar, (include your plants, oils, stones, candles, and altar elements ).
- Create an incantation that will be used in your ceremony. It is best done with your own words and written in your own hand.
- An example of an incantation: “Blessings of Love, Blessings of Light, Blessings of Fertility, keep my heart and mind Bright.”
- Write out the complete ceremony you wish to follow. Write it in your magickal spells book (from beginning to end). Include a space within the ceremony where you can spend time completely honoring all that you have been writing about through a deep and sensual meditation (forming a Union with the Divine).
♥ An hour or so before your ceremony begin by preparing yourself and placing all items on your altar.
- Self Purification – (bath/shower, sage or other cleansing incense/elixir)
- Cleanse the place where ritual will occur (sage or other incense to clear the area, i.e., elixir for room clearing, symbolic sweeping with a broom)
- Set an altar with a white cloth to place your items for symbols of fire (candle with specific color), water (in cup or shell), air (incense or double edged knife) and earth (a stone or pentacle symbol) as well as sacred items that align your heart and mind with the Spirit of Purpose.
♥ Clear your mind of other thoughts and activities. Bring a vision of your purpose into your mind, feel yourself ready to enter the deepest part of your inner being. Center your mind and emotions into the purpose of your magickal alignment. (Very important component.)
♥ Create a sacred vortex (a conduit for energy to be mixed and aligned with God/Goddess, the Spirit of your Purpose, and the most sacred vibration of the manifested desire). Mind and emotions must maintain the focus of purpose.
♥ Align with the 4-quarters. Sanctify the circle. Call in the Goddess, deities and the Spirit of Purpose in the manner that is most comfortable for you, but always with clarity and deliberate focus on your purpose.
♥ Speak out your incantation for what you desire. Raise energy (feeling and sensing a rise of energy from your womb, begin to visualize it forming a ball of light (i.e., for love it would be pink or red), hold tight your sphincter muscle and let the energy rise to your heart, then with a large exhale, direct the energy ball of light from your heart into the circle, knowing that it forms the spirit of your purpose).
♥ Meditate in the energy you have created. Visualize the manifest complete and utilize the powers of knowing that it is so: Feel it, put a smell to it, a taste, sound, and see it so. When you feel it deep within, end your meditation.
♥ Give gratitude to the Goddess, deities, elements and elementals, the 4-quarters and conduit alignment above and below. Acknowledge that all is within you now.
♥ Close your circle by snuffing out your candle, and walking in the opposite direction that you set your circle to gather all energy unto yourself.
♥ Say Awen (So it is, So Mote it Be, It is complete).
The following may provide you information for setting your circle after you have cleansed the area and set your items on the altar (cleanse them as well).
Draw a circle by standing in the center of your space, face East (the place of the Spring light and the power of vision), allow yourself to draw in white light from the heart of WomanSpirit to your heart. Feel it well up inside like a ball of light, release this light into your right index finger, and circle clock-wise, releasing the light as you complete one full turn around the circle. As your return to the East begin giving honor to the 4-quarters and calling in the elements as well. At your altar light the incense for air, light the candle for fire, and sprinkle water from your cup across your altar to honor the blessings of water, touch your stone and acknowledge the Spirit of Earth that allows you to flow with the essence of love and purpose, Then begin your opening:
Face the east:
WomanSpirit, from my heart to yours I align with the light of the east
WomanSpirit, I ask that this door be open I ask to align with the Spirit of air
I ask that the angels and goddesses of Beltane help me hold the vision of, and know the love and power of my journey before me.
WomanSpirit allow me to become one with the vision of my inner temple and the place of my Higher Self that I may flow with this power before me
Face the south:
WomanSpirit, from my heart to your heart I ask to align with the light of the south I ask that this door be open
I ask to align with the Spirit of fire
I desire to align with the angels and goddess of integrity, and intent to allow the power of purpose to be my magick that manifests my desire.
Facing the west:
WomanSpirit, from my heart to your heart I ask to align with the light of the west I ask that this door be open
I desire to align with the Spirit of water
I ask the angels and goddesses of the sacred inner realm enter my circle and assist my travels through the astral fluid of Divine Wisdom
WomanSpirit I desire to become one with the powers that be that will assist me in flowing with my passion to fulfill my creative drives.
Face the North:
WomanSpirit from my heart to yours I ask to align with the light of the north I ask that this door be open
I desire to align with the Spirit of the earth
I ask that the angels and goddesses of the Sacred Place of the Faith to enter this circle for me now.
I desire to become one with the grounding forces that will help me manifest all desires before me.
Act out invocation to WomanSpirit and the goddesses and gods that supports your passageway of Beltane.
Stand with arms raised and legs separated revealing the stance of a five pointed star that honors the Goddess and say:
WomanSpirit. I stand before you and call forth your presence, your love, your light and your sacred purpose into the Spirit of the Place, the Spirit of the Hour and the Spirit of this circle. Great Goddess, WomanSpirit May I be blessed by our union and the sacred powers within me. May I hear Your voice and Your direction that I will honor. Great Mother, penetrate through this moment your Divine Energy and commence Your loving grace and the blessings of my destiny. Inspiration has begun From your loving heart the sacred voice from within stirs the fertility that shall begin my seeds of purpose and my passion for manifesting..
Create a symbol of Anu (five pointed star within a circle) and Light the Candle of Brighid, create a prayer from your heart and say:
Nimue, Gwyneth, and Eriu,; Merlin, Arthur, and Green Man cast upon me the blessings of WomanSpirit: magick, love, fertility and divination, that I might use this energy for all good. Be the ever present guides to assist me as I travel the pathways of Beltane with intent and purpose. Help me, I plead, bring the Light of my Higher Being into the expression of my daily activities.
Proceed to the incantation: (yours or the suggested one)
“Blessings of Love, Blessings of Light, Blessings of Fertility, Keep my heart and mind Bright.”
Spend time in meditation, using Creative Visualization to see, feel and know you power to form Union with the Divine and Manifest your purest dream in the world of form.
Raise energy (feeling and sensing a rise of energy from your lower belly, begin to visualize it forming a ball of light (i.e., ribbons of creative orange and green for this celebration), hold tight your sphincter muscle and let the energy rise to your heart, then with a large exhale, direct the energy ball of light from your heart into the circle, knowing that it forms the spirit of your purpose).
- Honor the energy you have created. Give honor for all that you experience and will experience
- Give gratitude to the Goddess, deities, the 4-quarters and conduit alignment above and below. Acknowledge that all is within you now.
- Close your circle by snuffing out your candle (or blowing it out knowing that the light goes out to the world), and walking in the opposite direction that you set your circle to gather all energy unto yourself.
- Say “Awen” (So it is, So Mote it Be, It is complete).