I do consider Samhain to be the beginning of my spiritual year, but I also cannot deny the status quo in regards to modern society. Generations have looked to the point between December and January as the threshold to a new year and the continual existence of all. I can’t deny the power associated withContinue reading “Looking Forward to the New Year”
Category Archives: Beltaine
Beltaine is a Celtic holiday traditionally celebrated around May 1st. It is a day to celebrate the return of fertility to the Earth as well as the beginning of summer. In regards to the etymology of the word, linguists are fairly certain that the “-tain” refers to the word tene, meaning “fire”. The “bel-” is less certain among linguists. SomeContinue reading “Beltaine”
Some information on Bláithíne
Bláithíne/Blathnat, the flower maiden and Goddess of the fields, is an apt deity to honor in May. The northern hemisphere is waking up and filling with flowers instead of snow. She leaves her husband (through arranged marriage) to be with the one she really loves, Cuchulain. In the end, she’s killed by her husband’s bard. BláithíneContinue reading “Some information on Bláithíne”
"It’s May! It’s May! The lusty month of May!"
My Beltaine was wonderful. After a delightfully amorous morning, hubby and I went to The Mustard Seed in Watertown to enjoy their Earth Day celebration. We got to try a plethora of products, including some eco-friendly perfume, organic cat treats (which our babies really enjoyed), soaps, and a micro-brewed kombucha. My husband is not aContinue reading “"It’s May! It’s May! The lusty month of May!"”
Happy Beltaine! Have some music. Dance and be merry!
Blessed Beltaine, my friends! Or Bealtaine in Irish. I sometimes like to call it that because it just feels so good rolling off the tongue. Anyway, I hope everyone has a wonderful day! As has become tradition, I must post one of my favorite Jonathan Coulton songs. FYI – it’s NSFW. 😉 http://www.youtube.com/v/gRhPeJ3uzOc&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00What a greatContinue reading “Happy Beltaine! Have some music. Dance and be merry!”
The “writer’s block” topic on Live Journal today is about Valentine’s Day and I decided to add my two cents. Given that we’re less than a week out from Valentines, how do you feel about the approaching holiday? Will you participate or abstain? If you’re not in a relationship, how will you celebrate your singleContinue reading “Valentine’s Day”
Rain rain rain
I mentioned in my last post that I have an ear infection. I got a prescription from the doctor and it’s helping a lot. I feel my body fighting back and feeling better bit by bit. Last night it started to rain. When I woke up today it was still raining. Most of the snowContinue reading “Rain rain rain”