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PostAuthor: Tylluan » Sun May 01, 2011 4:40 pm

Animals: Swallow, Dove, Swan, Cats, Lynx, Leopard, Goats, Rabbits, Honey Bees

Mythological Beings: Faeries, Pegasi, Satyrs, Giants

Herbs & Flowers: All flowers, Angelica, Lavender, Apple, Ash, Bluebell, Marigold Flowers, Cinquefoil, Daisy, Hawthorn, Honeysuckle, Meadowsweet, Lilac, Primrose, Rose, Rowan, St. John's Wort, Violet, Strawberry, Sweet Woodruff, Yellow Cowslip, Birch, Almond, Angelica, Satyrion Root.

Incense: Rose, Violet, Lilac, Passionflower & Vanilla.

Colours: Pastel Pink, Grass Green, Egg Yellow, Pale Blue & White.

Stones & Gems: Emerald, Malachite, Amber, Orange Carnelian, Sapphire, Rose Quartz, Bloodstones.

Decorations: Maypole, Spring Flowers, Daisy Chains, Fairy Statues, Mirrors, Chalices, Baskets, Crossroads and any items that speak of spring and fertility.

Foods: Dairy Foods, Oats. Wine Punch - usually red or pink (eg traditional May Day Punch made with sweet woodruff), red soft fruits eg strawberries and cherries, green salads, shortbread and cakes. Sweets of all kinds, honey and oats. Green herbal salads. Beltane Cakes

Spellwork appropriate for Beltane: Spells for fertility, love, spiritual links with Deities, safety, prosperity, the future, joy, happiness and Conservation.

Tools: Broom, May Pole, Cauldron

Traditional Arts: Jump over broomsticks, dance around May Poles (both are symbols of fertility), Bonfire leaping, Horn blowing. Weaving and plaiting are traditional arts, for the joining together of two substances to form a third.
May your summers and winters be short, springs be mild and autumn reaping plentiful.

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Re: Correspondences

PostAuthor: Tylluan » Wed May 01, 2013 7:49 am

Here are some more details for you regarding Beltane:

Symbolically, many Pagans choose to represent Beltane with fresh flowers all around and the cauldron which is filled with flowers. All of the following flowers are symbolic of Beltane: roses, bluebells, marigolds, daisies, primroses and lilac. Mirrors are also appropriate. Altar decorations may also include a small May pole and/or a phallic-shaped candle (to represent fertility), and a daisy chain. Plaiting and weaving straw, creating things with wicker, making baskets and fabrics are traditional arts for this turn in the Wheel of the Year. Other symbols used to represent Beltane are the May Pole (the traditional full-size one is about 10 feet tall), May baskets, crossroads, eggs, butterchurns, and chalices.

Traditional activities include the already mentioned wrapping of the May Pole, the Great Rite, jumping the balefire, blowing horns, and gathering flowers. Solitary Practitioners might consider the weaving together of ribbons as an alternative to creating and dancing around the May Pole. It is considered taboo to give away fire or food on this day.

Appropriate Deities for Beltane include all Virgin-Mother Goddesses, all Young Father Gods, all Gods and Goddesses of the Hunt, of Love, and of Fertility. Some Beltane Goddesses to mention by name here include Aphrodite, Arianrhod, Artemis, Astarte, Venus, Diana, Ariel, Var, Skadi, Shiela-na-gig, Cybele, Xochiquetzal, Freya, and Rhiannon. Beltane Gods include Apollo, Bacchus, Bel/Belanos, Cernunnos, Pan, Herne, Faunus, Cupid/Eros, Odin, Orion, Frey, Robin Goodfellow, Puck, and The Great Horned God.

One key action to keep in mind during this time in the Wheel of the Year is to take action on the activities and projects you had planned and started on Ostara. Spellwork to consider include those for fertility, love, spiritual communion/closeness with deity, safety, prosperity, and conservation. This being a time of great magic, is a good time for divination of all types, and for establishing a woodland or garden shrine. The household guardians should be honoured at this time.

The most common colours associated with Beltane are white and dark green, but also appropriate are all the colours of the rainbow spectrum itself. Stones to use during the Beltane celebration include sapphires, bloodstones, emeralds, orange carnelians, and rose quartz.. Animals associated with Beltane are goats, rabbits, and honey bees. Mythical beasts associated with Beltane include faeries, Pegasus, satyrs, and giants.

Plants and herbs associated with Beltane are primrose, yellow cowslip, hawthorn, roses, birch trees, rosemary, and lilac. Also included are almond, angelica, ash trees, bluebells, cinquefoil, daisies, frankincense, ivy, marigolds, satyrion root, and woodruff. For Beltane incense, you could make a blend from any of the following scents or simply choose one - frankincense, lilac, passion flower, rose, or vanilla.

Foods in tune with this day (linking your meals with the seasons is a fine way of attuning with Nature) traditionally come from the dairy, and dishes such as marigold custard and vanilla ice cream are fine. Sweets of all kinds, honey, and oats are fine fare for Beltane. Additional foods to include are all red fruits such cherries and strawberries, green herbal salads, and red or pink wine punch. Oatmeal or barley cakes, sometimes known as "Beltane Cakes", are also appropriate.
May your summers and winters be short, springs be mild and autumn reaping plentiful.

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