The First of May, the First of May! Outdoor screwing begins today!
As has happened the past few Beltanes, I was reminded of my luck when I glanced down. Rather than the usual 1 or 2 this year, I was gifted with a bushel of 4 & 5 leaf clovers. Timely reminders.
The May Queen has returned and she and the horned God will once more bless the land with fertility a'plenty. The fires of celebrants will burn away the last remnants of Winter and stagnation; lands and moods will be greened and renewed. Spring has come for certain, the lands are warming and baby birds have begun to peck through their eggs - ready to meet the World.
With the veil being thinned, troops of fairies will roam our world, singing and laughing their joy. You may join them and leave gifts for them if you wish, but be careful not to get trapped by them. As old tales have often warned, even the kindest seeming fairy may seek to trick you in to joining them.
I'll be leaving offerings later, under the old oak tree, for the creatures the Lord and Lady tend. There will be others left by the lilies for the fae that I know will dance through at their leisure and one last one by the thickety thorns for the Goblins so they'll continue to take their mischief elsewhere.
I'll head out to the very back of our property, where a mother crow has built her nest and leave gifts of meat for her and her soon to be babies. I'll find flowers, perhaps bake if it doesn't top 80* today and burn things when the Sun has departed.
May your May Day be filled with joy, celebration and warmth. May the fires of passion for whatever and whomever you love burn bright and hot and may you be blessed with an abundance of the fertility of your choosing.