Monday, May 28, 2018

Beltane Altar 2018

Hey everyone! I apologize for being absent most of the month of April and May. A lot has happened over the past couple of weeks that has left me without a computer or too darn exhausted to blog. Don't worry; I am fine and things are fine; just a lot going on in my work and personal life at the moment. However, I found some time to put together a lovely Beltane altar to honor this fire festival, the peak of Spring, and the coming of Summer. Without further ado, let's take a peek at how I honored our Mother Earth and the Sun for this sabbat!

Beltane Altar 2018

Like last year, I decided to use reds and whites for my altar to symbolize both the masculine (white) and feminine (red), since this is a sabbat which celebrates both, especially in regards to sex. In the center are my silk flowers in red and white, an equal number of each to show the equality of the masculine and feminine during Beltane.

Beltane Altar 2018

Encircling the altar is ivy, representing the masculine Oak King, who is growing in strength, luck, and, of course, fertility. You can't have a Beltane altar without some fertility symbolism. Entwined in the ivy are a variety of candles in whites and reds symbolizing the strengthening sun, as well as some lanterns for the same purpose. I love the little lanterns. I purchased these last year from Target in the dollar section. Can't get much better than that! I think the Dollar Tree has these throughout the year as well, so if you are looking for a pair, see if you can't find them at your local dollar store this year.

Beltane Altar 2018

Beltane Altar 2018

In the center I set up a crystal grid around a center candle to promote strength, love, and joy by using carnelian, rose quartz, and citrine. I absolutely love using crystal grids to enhance the magic of my altars. Crystals are truely one of the best magical gifts Mother Earth provides us, and I can't imagine having an altar without them.

Beltane Altar 2018

Beltane Altar 2018

Beltane Altar 2018

I hope everyone had a wonderful Beltane this year. I apologize again for my long absence and promise a slew of posts to make up for it.

Beltane Altar 2018

May the coming months be filled with warm weather, bountiful gardens, and magic!


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