Beltane ~ An Ancient Fire Festival of Optimism

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In the midst of spring it becomes time to celebrate the earth’s richness and fertility in the ancient fire festival Beltane. Beltane is typically observed on May 1st.

There are many different ways Beltane can be celebrated, rituals all have a common thread of fertility. It represents the intimate beltane-girl-maypoleunion of mother earth with the fertility god which brings about growth, abundance and prosperity.  This union is a blessing to new life all around, and serves to increase spiritual and emotional wealth.

Bonfires are lit and traditionally made from different types of wood and wrapped with colorful ribbons. When the fire is ablaze, historically a piece of wood is taken from the fire and kept in the home to ensure a fertile summer.

Another celebratory tradition is to dance around the Maypole. The Maypole represents the phallus. Ribbons are attached by a Beltane_by_ArjenHenrycrown of flowers to the top, and then men and women each hold a ribbon weaving in and out as they dance around it wrapping the pole. Men go one direction, women the other. This is to symbolize the enveloping womb of the earth around the pole.

During Beltane passion is ignited, everything is coming alive, and bursting free. The transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly. It’s a time of the grand rite, and there are ceremonies designed to represent the symbolic union of the May Queen and Pan, King of the Forest. Rituals are inspired by chase and lust with energies high, and minds open, wild and free.

May Day brings about optimism and a zest for life. Be playful, passionate, colorful and inspire growth and abundance to all you encounter. Living Fae will be celebrating Beltane this year with a * Ritual Fire * Faerie Feast * Flower Celebration* on Saturday, May 2nd.

May you experience a great earthing and a joyous, ecstatic sabbat!

Love, light and faerie dust!¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*

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The Faerie Rites and a Blessed Imbolc

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We had a lovely Imbolc honoring the fae goddess Saint Brighid! We designed an altar in her honor, lit sacred candles, burned a sacred fire, planted the seeds of the hawthorne tree and were bestowed with the gift of a new ritual for us, to gift the Faerie Rites to others.

photo 2 (5)It was a magical, sacred and enchanting weekend for us with our Faerie Sister, Pixie Pam. Pixie Pam gifted Anne Elizabeth and I with our Faerie Rites in the summer of 2014 at the Sunset Campout in the Faerie Ring. Being gifted with the Faerie Rites was a very special experience for us, and there was certainly an awakening from its charge. This blessing of ancient wisdom that allows our physical bodies to gift them to others seemed like a purely natural step on our Fae Way.

We’ll be continuing to work on and evolve the rites from the downloads we receive and are bursting with faerie dust in anticipation to gift them to you, if you so choose to experience them.

If you are interested in having us charge you with a fae awakening email us at livingfae@gmail.com or send us a message through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LivingFae.

Love, light and faerie dust!¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*
Melanie Dawn

Imbolc Blessings

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Imbolc, celebrated February 1st, marks the middle of Winter and holds the promise of Spring.  It is a time of spiritual purification and dedication, and new beginnings.

Build a sacred fire, light an altar of candles, reflect and honor your vows and the spiritual commitments you’ve made. Enter your temple of light.

Imbolc is also called Saint Brighid’s Day where we honor and ask for blessings from the Goddess Brighid.

Brighid Blessing

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Brighid we invoke your name.

Bless my hands,

My head, my heart

Source of healing, song and art.

~ Blessing by Anne Hill

Love, Light and Faerie Dust  ¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.*¨`*.

~ Living Fae

Beltane Blessings To You

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Beltane Blessings! May the sacred fires ignite your passions! Dance, sing, be merry and celebrate! Life is amazing, beautiful and sweet! Love, light and faerie dust! ✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸¸.
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