From a blog listed below
I am writing to wish all my fellow witches and pagans a Blessed Full Moon and an early Blessed Beltane next week. I often go by the lunar calendar for the cross quarter Sabats in between the solar Solstices and Equinoxes. Unfortunately the members of our small coven were not able to get together for ritual this year due to various schedule conflicts, including me getting a type of neurosurgery on Beltane itself (don’t worry, nothing life threatening going on, and will post on that closer to that date). Can you believe they would schedule a witch High Priest for surgery on Beltane? LOL. But i consider that an auspicious bit of timing for me for something i was not sure i was going to have done or not.
Usually we all go up to Lady Alsace’s for a lovely outdoor ritual in her marvelous English style garden (she was born and raised in Australia), but like i said not this year, so i will post some pics from previous rituals and some links to some blogs about upcoming Beltane which i am sure i will add to as more are published.
Besoms around Lady Alsace’s outdoor altar
Bread Goddess in flower wreath
If you don’t have a Maypole then tie some besoms together
Maypole at the local but now disbanded Mystic Maple
Here are links to a recent posting at The Arty Cats Witch blog on her Beltane plans with some tasteful erotic paintings (that are 18+ for viewing). And i found on The Domestic Witch blog (where i got the picture at the top of this post) her post from last year’s Beltane, which has some good information on this festival. And like i said i am sure i will be adding more links and look forward to Your posts.
4/26 Addendum – This was just posted today from Spiritblogger’s Blog and has lists on how May Day is celebrated in various countries.
And below are some other Beltane images i googled, most of which have no provenance listed. Enjoy!
Beautiful May Queen – source unknown
Fae on Beltane Morn – Lance Oller 2004
Beltane Eve fun. Yeeehaaah! Source unknown