Sunday, May 2, 2010

Beltane Festivities

Beltane was a very laid back and peaceful kind of day. The weather held out and the only rain we had was a fleeting drizzle. While I'd someday love to attend a festival like this or this, and hope to someday find one nearby and not across the ocean, I was happy just to sit barefoot in the park. There were some noisy mating ducks nearby at one point, which made me chuckle, because the children in the park were making their parents uncomfortable with their pointing and asking what the green duck was doing to the brown one. Oh, that frisky Beltide magic.

The park is usually pretty quiet, but apparently they had some Rubber Duck fundraiser going on, where they race rubber ducks in the river. We arrived for the end of it.



Two goofs in the park

I received so many compliments from strangers on my quilt!

Ducks corralled at the end of the race way

We found four leaf clovers as we were leaving the park.

After several hours in the park, we came home and I kicked back with a glass (or two) of chilled honeyed mead before performing a simple candle ritual that I wrote up a few days ago.

I took two candles, a green one for the Goddess and a yellow one for the God and carved the triple moon and horned god symbols into the appropriate candle. I placed them in candle holders beside each other and as I lit them, said:
'As I light these candles, I pay homage to the Lord and Lady, they burn in union as the Maiden and the God are joined in union, may their flames burn long and bright.

As they burn down, may my home be blessed with fertility (of the spirit and creativity) and love. As I will it, so mote it be.'





I hope you all had a beautiful sabbat.

6 comments:

  1. It sounds like the perfect Beltane. Love your candleholders. :)

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  2. What a great day, and a nice celebration. The candleholders are so sweet!

    Your quilt is just great - no wonder you got comments!

    Hoping your four-leaf clovers bring you much luck!

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  3. Sounds like a fantastic and simply magical day. :)

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  4. Your quilt looks awesome. :)

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  5. your quilt reminds me of the ones my grandma made It is beautiful! Sounds like you had a great Beltane. I found only one 4 leaf but it was huge lol Much Love and Light Michelle

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  6. You had such a lovely sabbath with your love, you look gorgeous! Your ritual was sweet and so apropriate, loved your candle holders as well.

    I laughed to myself at the sight of sun-glassed ducks, LOL

    Thanks for your always lovely words, Danni!

    Kisses from us.

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