Archive | May 2, 2013

Merry Beltaine – May 1st/6th

Arctic Wolf Fire

“Arctic Wolf Fire”
By Tom-in-Silence

The Festival of Bel’s Fire

May You Have A Wonderful Holiday Celebration!

By the Solar Calendar, the holiday is celebrated on May 1st. But by the Lunar Calendar it’s honored on May 6th.

The early Celts were very balanced in the way they scheduled their lives. One of the places this is seen most clearly are in the High Holy days.

Each festival fell in between a solstice or equinox. February 6 for Imbolg, May 6th for Beltaine and August 6th for Lughnasadh as examples.

With the advent of the modern calendar, the festivals were assigned to dates based on solar cycles. And most Pagan Metaphysical traditions follow this selection of dates for their holiday observances. To some degree this does throw off the balance intended for the cycle of the lunar year. This is also one reason varying traditions hold their festivals on different days. Wicca for instance recognizes May 1st as the date for Beltaine. Where as my tradition, Deborean, still recognizes May 6th as the date to honor Bel.

Learn more about Beltaine, or you might enjoy reading about the Celtic Lunar Tree Calendar to further your research.

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© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The Fool

The Fool

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Spread your wings and fly. You have the ability to be successful, but you must allow your inner self to heal and believe it. Stop doubting your ability and your skill. Stand with confidence and put forth the work to do the job you were meant to do. Only you can set up the barriers that keep you from success.

Additional Insight:

If you are struggling against negativity and hardship then look at what you’re doing. You may not be on the path you are meant to travel. Ask yourself if it’s your self doubt that’s keeping you from doing what you’re supposed to be working on. If so, it’s time to stop playing the part of the Fool and take charge of the journey that lays in front of you.

You have worked hard to attain the knowledge you have. You’ve put forth the effort to practice and hone that skill. If you feel you’re still not qualified, it’s time to change your thoughts! Or get off your duff and take that final course in management that gives you the understanding of what it takes to lead by example.

Right now the only thing holding you back is you. You believe in everyone else and share kind words and encouragement for them. It’s time to say those same words to yourself. It’s time to look in the mirror and tell yourself, I can do this; I am qualified!

© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2013 Motto:
I attract and acquire more happiness and financial abundance than I know what to do with!

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.