Beloved Beltane

- Scorpio Full Moon
- April 29, 2018 @ 5:59pm PST
- elemental focus: water
- body focus: emotional

The Beltane Season is upon us! The Earth is quickening. Power is stirring. Magic is afoot. This is one of my favorite times to gather in ceremony and either go on or guide a retreat. Being a new mama, the Beltane circle this year will be just a few potent hours at White Lotus in Poulsbo, WA.

Beltane is a Celtic High Holy Day at the height of Spring, gateway into the hot sultry summer months, at the midway point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice (and opposite Samhain). It is one of eight High Holy Days that mark points of power around the Wheel of the Year. It is a celebration of passion, life, beauty and sensuality.

We celebrate Calendar Beltane on May 1, Solar Beltane when the Sun stations at 15 degrees Taurus, and Lunar Beltane when the Sun is in Taurus and the Full Moon is in Scorpio. As the Moon reaches fullness, she is exactly opposite the Sun, reflecting its radiance. Taurus is a sign of earthy sensuality, pleasure, patience, attentive listening and waiting. Scorpio, on the other hand, is watery, dark, and secretive; interested in sex, death, money and power - all the taboo subjects!

We are invited to play in this erotic alchemical dynamic during Beltane. When this process is seen all the way through, we experience Sacred Union between the Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine within and without. He anchors Her; She enlivens Him.

Eros is the power that alchemizes and enlivens this Union. It is a power to be reclaimed from the wreck of rigid institutionalized religions. As embodied beings, we are erotic, sensual, relational. It is time we re-sacralize the body temple and consciously, lovingly work with our shames.

We are here to love and be loved. It is through love that we discover the many colors, textures and tones of life. It is through love that we transform from “Me” to “We”, from self to Self, from image to essence. It is through love that we awaken to the vastness of possibility and destiny, where two become three in the One Heart.

So, let’s gather around the fire and share our heart’s desires. Let’s come together and welcome the rapture and passion of love that brings in new life. Let’s celebrate all that is Beauty, Love & Magic above and below, within and without. Through our radiance, we bless the world.

Blessed be,
Jennifer

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