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beltane ritual dont know where to start


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TheWolfMoon

Hey , beltane is coming up soon and i was wondering what kind of ritual should i do  we cant go to the one in Edinburgh due to lockdown

and i wanted to do something for it , i have no clue where to start or what it involves  i have very limited knoledge of this kinda thing i did go to the beltane fire ritual in Edinburgh a number of years ago before i met my partner  and that must have been 20 years ago or more

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Moonsmith

You are the world’s leading expert on The Wolf Moonism.

 Don’t worry about what the rest of us do.

 Just go to wherever you think speaks to you about the Beltane message. That message is just for you.  It isn’t the same one that I or anyone else receives.

 Sit or stand under a tree, in the middle of a grassy patch, on a tarmac car park if that is all that’s available.  Wherever you feel that the season is talking to you.

 Then:  Listen. Quiet your mind and let thoughts and impressions arrive.

 After you’ve listened and if you want to say something then say it.

 If you want to sing something song it. (No matter what)

 Of you want to recite something recite it.

 All this can be going on inside your head.  No one except yourself needs to hear anything.

 When you think you’ve finished say something that suggests to you and the spirit of where you are standing/sitting/propped up that you are grateful (if you are grateful ) and are leaving. “Bye” is perfectly reasonable.

 Formal or traditional formula is really only necessary when a number of people want to say things together.  Were you to join a group then you would find ways of coordinating your conversation with the spirit of Beltane.

 Above all..... be wholehearted, don’t hold back, enjoy it.

(Oh and sex is a perfectly traditional preparation or follow on but not in the car park.)

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To make sure that you didn’t feel the need to embarrass yourself by singing etc in public.
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Earthdragon

One thing that Beltane entails ia having a fire and a good knees up 😁 

My advice as to doing something more formal, well the energies of Spring have come of age so try speaking out to them in any way that feels good and from your heart. 

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Ellinas

Entirely up to you, as those above have indicated.  It is likely I will do nothing - as is up to me...!

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TheWolfMoon

i have thoughts about how i am going to do this , i have decied depends on the weather  i want to do stuff during the day and at night before midnight  day i will be going out to a place i rerally like and found peace while walking there  even when there is children there playing  people bring there dogs and there is nature there  i love walking as well one of my things i do to relax  then come home  light a candles play music  have good food for us and the God/Goddeses then say good bye to the spirit  and say hello to the new life .. welcome to nature  the following morning go back to the place i like  and welcome the new life there

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Moonsmith

Well done.

 Enjoy it.

 Re. The weather.  Don’t forget that Beltane (and the other Fire Festivals) aren’t quite like the Sun Festivals, the solstices and equinoxes, which happen on a particular date.

 Fire festivals are, for many of us, seasonal.   At Beltane, we wait for the May (Hawthorne)  blossom rather than the First of May but you do whatever you will.  

(This gives you a couple of weeks of wiggle room while the May comes into full bloom.)

 It can occasionally surprise you and arrive early but hasn’t for the last few years around here.

 All the best,

Pat.

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Maeve

Beltane is usually seen as a fertility festival and is said to be one of the Great Sabbats (the other is Samhain or Walpurgis Night). In my tradition, generally speaking, we do not celebrate Beltane until the Hawthorn blossoms - as Moonsmith has said above.

It is also a fire festival and for many involves a bonfire or dish/pit which some jump over - others have two fires and drive their cows between 😀😆 Whatever you do, it is a joyful festival full of the anticipation of Spring, growing, expansive and so on.

Some folk go out to meet the dawn - on beach or hill or circle of stones ....

Our internet pal, Google gives lots of information and ideas!

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Ellinas

I now have a mental image of Google as a sort of virtual Getafix...

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Moonsmith
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I’m getting feelings of deja-typed but I’ve said something similar on other forums so if this turns out to be a repeat - respect your elders rather than mock😄

At last!

A joyful Beltane to you all.

 The holly isn’t out with the Hawthorne this year but I guess that is Beltane  20th May 2021.

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