Flashback 2002 Beltane

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Prepare for Beltane by leaving tokens for fairy folk in the woods or in your herb garden. Tie glitzy ribbons for the undines near a natural spring or riverbank. Gather spring flowers at dawn to adorn your door, and prepare a traditional May bowl for your ritual.

First, harvest several stems of sweet woodruff to steep in white wine or champagne. The stir in a cup of brandy or strawberry wine, adding whole strawberries, rose petals, and floating red candles. Empower the whole bowl for your ritual. Make a mini-Maypole for your altar. Find small smooth egg-shaped stones and half-bury [the stones] in posts of herbs or directly in the soil to update the ancient tradition of Hermes seeding the soil for fertility. For this ritual, use red as the main color theme in a circle as a nod to the reds moonflow of ancient ceremonies.

Copyright K. D. Spitzer Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2002 Page 67