Posting Times and Location for Everyday Posts

It was brought to my attention that the daily posts would be more helpful to plan spells and rituals or to know what your horoscope is the day before. Starting on May 30, 2022, the time for the northern hemisphere posts will be as follows – the date before and the date of and for the southern hemisphere the date before. Thank you to the reader that answered my survey and pointed this out to me, great idea!

Planetary position times have been moved from 5:00 PM for everywhere to 12:00 PM for everywhere. And I thought just going through clock changes was rough LOL.

All posts times for both hemispheres are given in Central Daylight Savings time zone! Times might be different on some days due to interruptions to my regular working time, like my fur kids needing extra attention, illness, a fibromyalgia flare, or life in general. You can use this link to find out what time the posts go live for your local time zone to find your local time and day

ANy questions about this schedule or suggestions for topics to possibly cover please write to me at ladybeltane@aol.com

Next Calendar Date for N. H.

You can find these Under Daily Digest and Journals

Daily Horoscopes Digest 4:09 PM

Birthday Horoscope Digest 4:08 PM

Current Moon Phase Digest 4:07 PM

Daily Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal 4:05 PM

Daily I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper Divination Journal 4:04 PM

Some Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for (which ever day) 4:03 PM (also found under Daily Posts)

You can find this under Book of Spells

Spell for Today 4:02 PM

Northern Hemisphere Only – Repost for the date of

You can find these Under Daily Digest and Journals

Daily Horoscopes Digest 10:09 AM

Birthday Horoscope Digest 10:08 AM

Current Moon Phase Digest 10:07 AM

Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest 4:06 PM and 10:06 AM (DATE BEFORE and DATE OF)

Daily Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal 10:05 AM

Daily I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper Divination Journal 10:04 AM

Some Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for 10:03 AM

You can find this under Book of Spells

Spell for Today 10:02 AM

You can find this under Articles on the current date

Today In History 10:00 AM

Pagan Word of the Day 09:59 AM

You can find this under Daily Posts on the current date

Astronomy Picture of the Day 10:01 AM (DATE OF)

A Thought for Today 10:10 AM CDT

A Laugh for Today Time varies depending on other posts I may put up on any day

You can find this under the Current Sabbat When Applicable

Sabbat Information leading up to and on the day of when applicable 09:59 AM CDT

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE – Next Calendar Date

You can find this under Daily Digests and Journals

Birthday Horoscope Digest 7:08 PM CDT which is 10:08 AM AEST

Current Moon Phase Digest 7:07 PM CDT which is 10:07 AM AEST

Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions 7:06 PM CDT which is 10:06 AM AEST

Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal 7:05 PM CDT which is 10:05 AM AEST

I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Helper Divination Journal 7:04 PM CDT which is 10:04 AM AEST

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for ______ 7:03 PM CDT which is 10:03 AM AEST

Spell for Today 7:02 PM CDT which is 10:02 AM AEST

You can find this under the Current Sabbat When Applicable

Sabbat information leading up to and on the day of when applicable 7:01 PM CDT which is 10:01 AM AEST

Let’s Have Some Fun – 9 Summer Solstice Crafts & Recipes for a Magical Litha

This month, we compiled a list of our all-time favorite Summer Solstice crafts and recipes.

With the kids out of school and the days getting longer, escape the heat with these lazy-afternoon projects.

Foraged Fairy Ladder/Trellis

It’s the season of fairies, and nothing delights the inner child more than playing with the woodland spirits.

This one is so easy, it’s almost self-explanatory.

Literally:  Glue some sticks together.  Yup.  That’s it.  I used hot glue for the one above.

If you want to get fancy, add little bits of (affiliate link —–>) sheet moss to get that aged-in-the-garden feel.

You can even train roses or herbs to grow on it.

Honey Cakes …

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A Very Happy and Blessed Beltane To All

A Very Happy and Blessed Samhain to All

Samhain Correspondences – Printable

Printable Beltane Correspondences

Fertility Deities of Beltane

I feel t is important to remember Lady Abyss as we count down the days until Beltane so I decided to repost an article by her from 2017.

Fertility Deities of Beltane

 

Beltane is a time of great fertility — for the earth itself, for animals, and of course for people as well. This season has been celebrated by cultures going back thousands of years, in a variety of ways, but nearly all shared the fertility aspect. Typically, this is a Sabbat to celebrate gods of the hunt or of the forest, and goddesses of passion and motherhood, as well as agricultural deities. Here are a list of gods and goddesses that can be honored as part of your tradition’s Beltane rituals.

 

Artemis (Greek): The moon goddess Artemis was associated with the hunt and was seen as a goddess of forests and hillsides. This pastoral connection made her a part of spring celebrations in later periods.

 

Bes (Egyptian): Worshiped in later dynasties, Bes was a household protection god, and watched over mothers and young children. He and his wife, Beset, were paired up in rituals to cure problems with infertility.

 

Bacchus (Roman): Considered the equivalent of Greek god Dionysus, Bacchus was the party god — grapes, wine, and general debauchery were his domain. In March each year, Roman women could attend secret ceremonies called the bacchanalia, and he is associated with sexual free-for-alls and fertility.

 

Cernunnos (Celtic): Cernunnos is a horned god found in Celtic mythology. He is connected with male animals, particularly the stag in rut, and this has led him to be associated with fertility and vegetation. Depictions of Cernunnos are found in many parts of the British Isles and western Europe. He is often portrayed with a beard and wild, shaggy hair — he is, after all, the lord of the forest.

 

Flora (Roman): This goddess of spring and flowers had her own festival, Floralia, which was celebrated every year between April 28 to May 3. Romans dressed in bright robes and floral wreaths, and attended theater performances and outdoor shows. Offerings of milk and honey were made to the goddess.

 

Hera (Greek): This goddess of marriage was the equivalent of the Roman Juno, and took it upon herself to bestow good tidings to new brides. A maiden about to marry could make offerings to Hera, in the hopes that she would bless the marriage with fertility. In her earliest forms, she appears to have been a nature goddess, who presides over wildlife and nurses the young animals which she holds in her arms.

 

Kokopelli (Hopi): This flute-playing, dancing spring god carries unborn children upon his own back, and then passes them out to fertile women. In the Hopi culture, he is part of rites that relate to marriage and childbearing, as well as the reproductive abilities of animals. Often portrayed with rams and stags, symbolic of his fertility, Kokopelli occasionally is seen with his consort, Kokopelmana.

 

Pan (Greek): This agricultural god watched over shepherds and their flocks. He was a rustic sort of god, spending lots of time roaming the woods and pastures, hunting and playing music on his flute. Pan is typically portrayed as having the hindquarters and horns of a goat, similar to a faun. Because of his connection to fields and the forest, he is often honored as a spring fertility god.

 

Priapus (Greek): This fairly minor rural god has one giant claim to fame — his permanently erect and enormous phallus. The son of Aphrodite by Dionysus (or possibly Zeus, depending on the source), Priapus was mostly worshiped in homes rather than in an organized cult. Despite his constant lust, most stories portray him as sexually frustrated, or even impotent. However, in agricultural areas he was still regarded as a god of fertility, and at one point he was considered a protective god, who threatened sexual violence against anyone — male or female — who transgressed the boundaries he guarded.

 

Sheela-na-Gig (Celtic): Although the Sheela-na-Gig is technically the name applied to the carvings of women with exaggerated vulvae that have been found in Ireland and England, there’s a theory that the carvings are representative of a lost pre-Christian goddess. Typically, the Sheela-na-Gig adorns buildings in areas of Ireland that were part of the Anglo-Norman conquests in the 12th century. She is shown as a homely woman with a giant yoni, which is spread wide to accept the seed of the male. Folkloric evidence indicates that the figures are theory that the figures were part of a fertility rite, similar to “birthing stones”, which were used to bring on conception.

Xochiquetzal (Aztec): This fertility goddess was associated with spring, and represented not only flowers but the fruits of life and abundance. She was also the patron goddess of prostitutes and craftsmen.

by Patti Wigington
Published on ThoughtCo

 

For Your Viewing Pleasure – Beltane

Edinburgh’s Beltane Fire Festival celebrates the rebirth of summer with fire, dance and drumming c. 2017

Celtic festival of Beltane heats up in Scotland c. 2018

Printable Some Beltane Information

Beltane and Samhain Sabbats Gathering on April 30 Northern Hemisphere and May 1 Southern Hemisphere

A MINUMN OF 6 PEOPLE ATTENDING IS NEEDED TO HAVE THIS GATHERING TAKE PLACE.

I have only heard from 2 people so far. I will wait until Friday, April 20th for people to contact me. If no one else is interested the gathering will be canceled.

WHEN:

Nothern Hemisphere:

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Open Chat: 4:00 PM CDT

Circle Cast: 5:00 PM CDT

Southern Hemisphere:

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Open Chat: 7:00 AM AEST

Circle Cast: 8:00 AM AEST

WHERE:

Please email Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com for the information to her Skype meeting page

You do not need a webcam or microphone to join us as everything will be typed in.

 If there is no one attending that lives in the southern hemisphere the circle will be opened after the Beltane ritual is completed. You are welcome to do some more visiting with each other after the circle is done.

CLOSING THE CIRCLE and CALLING THE ELEMENTS TO THE WATCHTOWERS

LADY BELTANE: I call the element of Air into the Watchtower of the East to help bring us clarity of mind as we work in our sacred circle.

I call the element of Fire into the Watchtower of the South to bring us extra energy to work our magick we work in this sacred circle circle

I call upon the element of Water to help guide our emotions as we work in this sacred circle.

I call upon the element of Earth to help us stay grounded as we work our magick in this sacred circle

I walk this circle with Hecate and Dagon to keep those in the sacred circle from any harm that might try to enter and to clear out any negativity that is in it. I take us to a place that is outside of regular time and space.

EVERYONE: P lease tell us your first or Pagan name and what country or state you live in. No last names or towns/villages/cities.

Beltane Ritual– using the 4 elements to create our very own Beltane Wand

Select a piece of wood that you have been called to. Ensure that no tree is hurt in the process, in other words do not take the wood for your wand by snapping it off a tree branch.

Wood for wand making is everywhere, in the form of driftwood, branches that have naturally fallen, a piece of wood that you have collected over time.

The secret to finding the perfect wand wood is that the wood actually calls out to you. In order for you to be accepted by the wand it is respectful to do a mediation and ask the wood, ask the tree, ask the ocean if it is a piece of driftwood. It is then that the wand becomes an extension of you and your power within the Natural World. Gratitude is the key.

Over time I have collected so many pieces of wood, rocks, shells, all these things that call out to me when out in nature while walking, doing rituals or even working. Some items are over 15- 20 years old waiting for the right time to be used.

 

DECORATE YOUR ALTAR

Beltane brings the beginning of life, decorate with beautiful bunches of flowers from your garden, make wreaths to wear in your hair, make your own candles to burn on the altar, use fertility Goddess and God symbols, fill baskets with seasonal fruits.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

A piece of wood to create your wand

Representing Fire– An altar candle

Representing Water– I prefer to use consecrated moon water that I sometimes place in a spray bottle with a couple of drops of my favourite essential oil

Representing Earth– Consecrated salt-I prefer to use Himalayan salt

Representing Air– Your Athame, a feather or even incense

 

A BLESSING TO THE EARTH GODDESS-

EVERYONE – Please say……

“Great Earth mother!

We ask for your blessing on this day

May our lands see the seeds of life in abundance

Our grass grow green and lush

Our rivers flow and be filled with life

and the great Sun God shine upon our lands

We sit in gratitude in the blessings you have given

and the gift of life with each turn of the wheel. “

 

 

DURING THE BELTANE RITUAL

Take the wood that will become your wand and……

 

Pass it over the Fire

 Say…

With this Fire I ignite the spirit within me

 

Sprinkle it with Salt

Say…

With this Earth I create my body

 

Spray or Anoint it with Water

Say…

With this Water I bless my blood that runs through my veins

 

Pass the Athame, Feather or Incense over it

Say…

With this Athame (or whatever you choose to represent your air) I give it life from my breath.

Now take 3 deep breaths and blow your breath 3 times, emptying your lungs each time.

You now have concentrated your wand and have given it life creating an extension of you.

 

A One Minute Meditation

Hold the wand in your hands and allow the power of the wand to guide you how you need to create its power. Connect to the wand as this will become an extension of your power. Imagine a flow of light from your heart going into the wood and giving it life, bringing the light back into your heart and connecting it to your being as an expression of the Divine.

 

CONCLUDING THE BELTANE RITUAL

Dearest Lady, we honour you Queen of Spring

May our lands be fruitful ready to make offerings in your name

 

AFTER THE RITUAL

Now to finish your wand……

  • Anything that you would like to decorate your wand- (you can add these later after the ritual allowing time for you to be as creative as you like)

o   Now some like elaborate colourful decorations expressing their creativity, others like simple with just a polish and a couple of Sigils sacred to just them. The choice is purely yours, remember it is an extension of you therefore it will reflect your power.

  • I attach anything from crystals to feathers, sometimes I simply use sandpaper to bring out the colours and patterns of the sacred wood.
  • If you have the tools wood burning is a wonderful option.

END OF BELTANE RITUAL

SAMHAIN CELEBRATION

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Left over Apple Juice

Leftover Bread

Pictures of 2 Ancestors

2 Birthday Candles or Flashlights

Heat Proof Dish with ½ inch/1,5 cm of sand or dirt (the candles will be placed in here and should be allowed to complete burn down.)

Trivet/hotplate/potholder to place heat proof dish on.

Samhain Celebration

EVERYONE: I invite the Spirits of my ancestors I call upon to come to me one by one. (Light 1 candle each time you say
a name and place it in the sand)

After doing the spell spend 2 minutes just sitting quietly and thinking of the people you have summoned. They may just want to spend some time with you also and/or have a message for you or someone in your life. Ancestors are not just blood relatives that have crossed over they include anyone in your life that has had some type of impact on it.

When the time is up say, ” Thank you for visiting and return from whence you came.”

So mote it be

If you want to light more candles for people after the circle has been opened please feel free to use this spell and enjoy time with those who have crossed the veil.

Remember to let any candle you light burn all the way down. When doing this on your own you can wait to let the Spirit go until their ca

END OF SAMHAIN RITUAL

OPENING THE CIRCLE and DISMISSING THE ELEMENTS FROM THE WATCHTOWERS

LADY BELTANE: I dismiss the element of Air from the Watchtower of the East with our thanks to you for helping to bring us clarity of mind as we work in our sacred circle.

I dismiss the element of Fire from the Watchtower of the South with our thanks to you for helping to bring us extra energy to work our magick we work in this sacred circle circle

I dismiss the element of Water with our thanks to you for helping to guide our emotions as we work in this sacred circle.

I dismiss the element of Earth with our thanks to you for helping to us to stay grounded as we work our magick in this sacred circle

I thank Hecate and Dagon for helping us with our rituals this night or morning. Please return from whence you came.

I walk this circle to bring us back into our regular place of existence and to the time the binds us in this plane.

The circle is open but never broken go with peace, trust, and love in your hearts.

 

Samhain (Samain) – The Celtic roots of Halloween

As millions of children and adults participate in the fun of Halloween on the night of October 31st, few will be aware of its ancient Celtic roots in the Samhain (Samain) festival. In Celtic Ireland about 2,000 years ago, Samhain was the division of the year between the lighter half (summer) and the darker half (winter). At Samhain the division between this world and the otherworld was at its thinnest, allowing spirits to pass through.

The family’s ancestors were honoured and invited home whilst harmful spirits were warded off. People wore costumes and masks to disguise themselves as harmful spirits and thus avoid harm. Bonfires and food played a large part in the festivities. The bones of slaughtered livestock were cast into a communal fire, household fires were extinguished and started again from the bonfire. Food was prepared for the living and the dead, food for the ancestors who were in no position it eat it, was ritually shared with the less well off.

Christianity incorporated the honouring of the dead into the Christian calendar with All Saints (All Hallows) on November 1st, followed by All Souls on November 2nd. The wearing of costumes and masks to ward off harmful spirits survived as Halloween customs. The Irish emigrated to America in great numbers during the 19th century especially around the time of famine in Ireland during the 1840’s. The Irish carried their Halloween traditions to America, where today it is one of the major holidays of the year. Through time other traditions have blended into Halloween, for example the American harvest time tradition of carving pumpkins.

Two hills in the Boyne Valley were associated with Samhain in Celtic Ireland, Tlachtga and Tara. Tlachtga was the location of the Great Fire Festival which begun on the eve of Samhain (Halloween). Tara was also associated with Samhain, however it was secondary to Tlachtga in this respect.

The entrance passage to the Mound of the Hostages on the Hill of Tara is aligned with the rising sun around Samhain. The Mound of the Hostages is…

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Let’s Have Some Fun – Beltane

For Your Listening Pleasure – Beltane

A Pagan Love Song (Beltane)

For Your Listening PLeasure – Samhain

Samhain

Let’s Have Some Fun – Samhain