Archive | April 30, 2012

Beltaine: The Fire Festival May 1st/May 6th

The Festival of Bel’s Fire
By Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D.  🐾

Arctic Wolf Fire

“Arctic Wolf Fire”
By Tom-in-Silence

Tonight at Sunset marks the beginning of a Pagan Metaphysical Sabbat (holiday) called Beltaine. By the Solar Calendar, the holiday is celebrated on May 1st. But by the Lunar Calendar it’s honored on May 6th. Many modern pagans prefer celebrating the holiday by the lunar calendar as this was probably more accurate to the original festivals of the ancient pagans. In some circles, the Sabbat is honored through out the week beginning on May 1st and ending at sunset on May 7th.

The Sabbat was practiced throughout the Celtic lands. Bel is well known from Italy (Cis-Alpine Gaul), Gaul,  Britain, Ireland and into northern Spain. Gaul was a region of Western Europe during the Iron Age and Roman era, encompassing present day France, Luxembourg and Belgium, most of Switzerland, the western part of Northern Italy, as well as the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the left bank of the Rhine. The Gauls were the speakers of the Gaulish language (an early variety of Celtic) native to Gaul. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Eight of Cups

Eight of Cups

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Allow your support system to hold you up today. The despair can be overwhelming and the Divine knows you’re feeling exhausted, but don’t give up. You are loved and there are many who care about your well being. Allow them to help, even if the only thing they can do is hold your hand. The compassion will help you feel better and renew your strength to fight another day.

Additional Insight:

These challenges couldn’t have come at a worse time. Just when things seem to have turned around and you made it two steps ahead, you get kicked in the teeth and knocked backward three steps to start all over again.

It’s very important to remember that what’s going on is not because of something you did, or didn’t do. These circumstances are bigger than you and are being manipulated by forces outside your control. In some cases, others are not ready for you to implement your next steps and you’re being held up. In other cases, those in control are playing games with the world for their own greed and impacting everyone else without care. 

Don’t give up on you! Don’t give up your plans you’ve worked so hard on. You will get through this with creativity and support from those around you. While you may feel insecure, or feel that you’ve become a burden and you’re reluctant to ask for help; remember things will not always be like this. You will be able to repay the kindness and support you receive three fold. You’ve gotten through so much already. Stand strong and you will get through the next 3 weeks as well.

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