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~ Beltane Associations ~
( Beltane, Beltaine, May Eve, May Day )
April 30th/May 1st (traditionally)
15 degrees Taurus (astrologically) - This year, May 6th
Traditionally, red and white. Some pinks and pale greens may be added.
Goddess-red, God-white (red for Her blood, white for His semen, though I have seen the colors reversed. I am assuming this is due to the fact that red is projective ([God] and white is receptive [Goddess], but I do not recall any real explanations.)
Red and white, but please, let’s not do the Italian restaurant thing, even if you are Strege!
Woodruff, strawberry, hawthorn, myrtle, lily of the valley, patchouli, dandelion. Depending on where you live, it may also be cherry blossom time...
(Fertility, gardening and lust stones; red stones); green agate, malachite, opal (yeah, like we have these in excess—still, it is a great God/Goddess stone and therefore appropriate to this holiday.), carnelian; not seeing the rationale in print anywhere, but bloodstone would also seem appropriate.
Oatmeal, foods with dairy products, foods with strawberries, mushroom, oysters and other aphrodisiac qualities.
May Wine or strawberry tea. Drop a fresh strawberry into the ritual cup; daminana or KavaKava tea; as a last resort, Snapple’s Strawberry Kiwi drink would also work, as would the Tropicana Twister with strawberry and banana!
"Cup of Wonder" by Jethro Tull (lyrics)
"Beltane" by Jethro Tull (lyrics)
"Jack-in-the-Green" by Jethro Tull (lyrics)
"The Green Man" by Shaman (lyrics)
"Huron Beltane Fire Dance" by Lorena McKennitt
"Morning has Broken" by Cat Stevens (lyrics)
Other Associations / Activities:
Weaving and plaiting Make a wish for something that you wish to initiate and bring to fruition. Braid ribbons of red and white, stating "Through Lord and Lady, this wish I bind, blessed be this cord entwined." Hang your braided wish on a tree or bush, so that it is "out in the elements". If possible, hang it on upon a hawthrorn, as this is especially associated with Beltane.