Vis-à-vis, Love! Beltane a delicious celebration of life, love, union and passion. Vis-à-vis means “dancing partner” and it’s a perfect word to describe Beltane because it honors the oldest Cosmic dance partners. Beltane is a Gaian portal and it represents the peak of Spring as we transition towards the Summer. Earth energies are at their highest peak during this time.
When we align with the cycle of Beltane, we are offered the gift to draw from that ancient well of unlimited energy that can empower our creativity and assists us to accomplish goals. Beginning from the cycle of Beltane until the beginning of October we will feel active. If we planned well and rested from January through April, then here during the cycle of Beltane it is a most auspicious time to go full speed ahead. Each step we take – is a step that empowers us to accomplish our goals because we now have the full strength to see it through.
Now in April, you still have time to plan and prepare. What are your interests and curiosities? Beltane is a celebration of passion as it is a fire festival.
We are encouraged to follow our passion! But how do we discover our passion? It is not always so obvious.
Take a pen and paper and list all the things that you are curious about. Remember that multiple streams of curiosity show you the sweet spot 😉 that sweet spot will represent your passion. You will be able to identify the sweet spot by seeing where three more interests intersect. Then identify problems that can be served by your passion. Think of 15 challenges or more that you would like to see solved locally or globally.
With Jupiter in Libra till October 10th it is a perfect time to gain some clarity. Write it all down. Then see which of those challenges can be served by your Passion. That is when your Passion leads to your Purpose.
Use the sacred geometric symbol below as a map to guide you in this exercise.
Beltane is not only an opportunity to discover, re-ignite and follow our passion to the fullest but it is also a time when we celebrate the Sacred Marriage.
Marriage is a Sacred Dance between partners across time, space and dimensions and it marks a fortuitous opportunity to connect and celebrate our own Cosmic Unions - such as Twin Flames, Twin Souls and Soul Mates. Each one is different and unique and comes with its unique exciting adventure, the sweets and challenges.
If you are in any of these kinds of partnerships now, take the first three days beginning May 1st, to dress yourself in the finest clothes. For women don’t forget to dress your locks with flowers! Go out, drink, dance, spend the night watching the sunrise and make love. However, if you are single and desire to attract these kinds of partnerships – it is an opportune moment to set those intentions and speak those wishes to the Moon.
Light a Red and White Candle, smudge your space, create the boundary with a selenite wand and Call in your guides. Visualize golden purple flecks of light surrounding you. Connect with your I AM Light Body and from that space send out the wish to attract your Twin Flame, Twin Soul, or Soul Mate to you. Ground your energy and blow your candle – the rest is about timing and YOU creating the space for your partner by healing YOU mentally, emotionally and physically.
It is an auspicious time to perform pagan hand-fastings and weddings. It is also a cycle of honoring our sexuality and sensuality and allowing that energy to act as a road map that allows us to check in and see if we are following our passion or following the excitement and passion of others.
So, go ahead conceive a new project, grasp that idea and go with it full speed ahead!
Dress your home and altar with green and above all else have fun and remember that no celebration is complete without incense, baskets of flowers and a fine feast to go with it - traditional Beltane foods tend to be of the aphrodisiac variety such as Oysters, chili peppers, avocado, chocolate, honey, almonds and bananas. Spring green salads are very popular, and so is Beltane Bannocks.
Below is a recipe to make these oatcakes and if you would like other nice recipes to incorporate for your Beltane festivities then click the link.
Beltane Bannocks - Scottish Oatcakes
In parts of Scotland, the Beltane bannock is a popular custom. It's said that if you eat one on Beltane morning, you'll be guaranteed abundance for your crops and livestock. Traditionally, the bannock is made with animal fat (such as bacon grease), and it is placed in a pile of embers, on top of a stone, to cook in the fire. Once it's blackened on both sides, it can be removed, and eaten with a blend of eggs and milk. This recipe doesn't require you to build a fire, and you can use butter instead of fat.
- 1 1/2 C oatmeal
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 Tbs. butter
- 1/2 cup hot water
Combine oatmeal, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Melt the butter, and drizzle it over the oats. Add the water, and stir the mix until it forms a stiff dough. Turn the dough out on a sheet of wax paper and knead thoroughly.
Separate the dough into two equal portions, and roll each one into a ball. Use a rolling pin to make a flat pancake that is about ¼" thick. Cook your oatcakes on a griddle over medium heat until they are golden brown. Cut each round into quarters to serve.
Traditionally, the Beltane bannock would have been made with meat fat, such as bacon grease, instead of butter. You can use this if you prefer.
All things sweet and spicy can be incorporated, the spicier the better as this relates to the fire aspect of the festival, with candied ginger and flower petals being favorites, all washed down with honey mead. Honey is especially relevant with bees being strongly associated with Beltane themes, their golden color suggestive of the sun and fire.
3 Parts Frankincense
2 Parts Sandalwood
1 Part Benzoin
1 Part Jasmine Flowers
1 Part Rose Petals
Visualize what you wish to manifest for the coming season whilst mixing together, focus on your intent whilst burning this beautiful incense.
CRYSTALS FOR BELTANE
Amethyst is an extremely powerful and healing crystal that supports higher states of consciousness so you can connect with your Twin Soul, Twin Flame, and Soul Mates. It cleanses the auric field of past life and past relationship trauma as it is attuned to the Violet Flame of Transmutation. Amethyst awakens intuition, discernment and naturally calms the mind from obsessive thinking and restores a deep sense of peace to the emotional body and this assists to overcome depression, desperation and anxiety that may arise if you are still single (such as “where is my partner”? Or “will I ever unite with them”?). We do most of our higher dimensional shifts, breaking down the veils, collapsing timelines and integrating higher aspects when we sleep – Amethyst is excellent for protecting your field as you sleep and promoting deep gentle out of body experiences, lucid dreams without leaving you feeling drained or tired the next day – which is common during out of body lucid experiences.
Crystal quartz is revered as the Master Healer and energy amplifier. Use crystal Quartz to amplify your intentions. Crystal Quartz also supports you to shift old patterns into positive ones. Crystal Quartz enhances communication with your Higher aspects, enhances your psychic abilities and assists you to discover your life purpose. Crystal Quartz has silica and our cells is maintained by silica. Our Light body is silica based, therefore crystal quartz assists to nurture the ascension process by activating the crystallization process, aligning our auric field and upgrading our cells to embody the I AM body of Light.
Hibiscus Moon said the following in an article (http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/5_crystals_beginner_kit)
“Crystal Quartz has a chemical formula called SiO2 aka silica. Scientists have determined that our bodies are partially made of liquid silica crystals. Our cells each have their own EMF (electromagnetic frequency), just as our entire body does, just as Mother Earth does. Our cells’ EMF is maintained by silica! Nobel Prize winner Adolf Butenant, proved that life cannot exist without silica. The average human body holds about 7g of silica, way more than other important minerals such as iron”.
Rose Quartz is a crystal of unconditional love and infinite peace. LOVE is the KEY that unlocks our Body Universe! And to unlock our body universe we must flow from the Heart! Rose Quartz teaches you the true essence of an awakened conscious love. We are still learning how to truly flow from an awakened loving state. Rose Quartz brings deep inner healing, it is gentle and purifies your heart so that you can remember – that is what awakening is 😉 a remembering! Of our connection with all of life including our Great Mother whose core crystal is a Rose Quartz Crystal. Rose Quartz assists with self-love and loving others from a place of receptivity and openness and intimacy. Rose Quartz strengthens empathy, sensitivity and a softening those areas still hard within us. In this way, Rose Quartz assists us to align with positive empowering changes with ease and grace. Rose Quartz comforts the heart in moments of grief, helps to circulate unexpressed emotions, releases impurities from the body and increases fertility.
Moonstone is a stone of new beginnings and is strongly connected to the moon and intuition. Moonstone encourages lucid dreaming, enhances psychic abilities and opens the flow of synchronicity. Moonstone stabilizes emotions and excellent for conception and pregnancy. Moonstone amplifies our goddess energy.
Fluorite is known as the Success Stone! Meditating with Fluorite increases the flow of success in your life. Be that intent for health, wealth or twin flame, twin soul, and soulmate partnerships. Fluorite balances both hemispheres of the brain – so that your expression is balanced and powerful. Assists you to tap into the Akashic Records. Constant exposure assists to heal cellular damage. Fluorite is an excellent learning guide, assists you to absorb new information, draws out information from the subconscious, dissolves illusions, reveals truth and helps you see the bigger picture. It is my all-time favorite crystal to work with. Fluorite rekindles sexuality, creativity and assists you to stay focused.
Gorgeous Red Jasper stimulates your sex drive and prolongs sexual pleasure. It also energizes and cleanses the sex organs.
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Blanca and Feliks