• Magic & Witchcraft,  Real Life

    Happy Beltane! Fire, Flowers & The Birds and the Bees

    Beltane is the Celtic Pagan (and adopted by most Wiccans) spring fertility rite.ย  It is a celebration of LIFEย  symbolized by flowers, feasting, drinking, dancing, bonfires… and what happens when you add all of those things together on a beautiful spring night. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Though the Goddess is ever-present in Celtic Pagan traditions, this holiday focuses more on the God (The Sun/Fire, The Horned One, The Green Man), the male aspect ofย fertility (phallic symbols, anyone?),ย and general Spring randiness that’s probablyย to blame for Pagans getting such a bad rap for theirย “heathen ways.” LOL. It’s when the fields and livestock were blessed for a good growing season and harvest.ย I’m not going to detail…