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Celebrating Beltaine May 2022

Updated: Jul 15, 2022

Honoring the seasons has been a part of my personal spiritual practices for more than 20 years. Connecting with the nuances of the eight holidays associated with the Celtic Calendar or the Wheel of the Year, has been a way for me to access my spiritual practices, throughout the year, with a specific theme to each event.

Below are some suggestions for celebrating the season of Beltaine which happens on May 1st every year. Enjoy the turn of the wheel of the seasons!

Beltaine Altar

Colors- green, rose, pink

Energy- Romance, Lust, Joy, Pleasure

Crystals- Malachite, Garnet, Rose Quartz, Tourmaline, Copper, Emerald

Herbs- Nettles, Mint, Rosemary, and Rose.

Beltaine Feast Nettle Soup

Roasted Rosemary Chicken/Tofurky

Steamed Broccoli with butter

Fresh greens salad

Strawberries and cream

Rose infused frosting on brownies

Honey Mead Wine

Mint/Lemon Balm infused water

Beltaine Crafts

Paper heart chain meditation

Heart shaped cookies

Maypole dancing

Random act of kindness- Secret plant delivery

Plant Medicine Making

Make a Self Love Oil Base oil- almond, olive, avocado or jojoba oil

Solid oil – coconut oil

Essential oils:

Sensuality- clove, cedar, sandalwood

Embodiment- orange/lime, clove, Clary sage

Nurture- geranium, chamomile, vetiver

Aphrodisiac- Ylang ylang, sandalwood

Relaxation- Bergamot, Coriander,

Healing- Rose, May Chang, rosewood

Gemstones- rose quartz, tourmaline, hematite.

Charge your oil on a crystal

Warm coconut oil and add to liquid oil, add essential oils, and nonporous gemstones. Mix together and use with a self-love mantra such as "I allow myself to receive the love that is available to me." Store in a pretty jar/bottle.

Karin Olsen is a healer, a seer and a teacher. She has been a massage therapist for over 25 years. She has been studying plants for more than 20 years, owning a herb shop and metaphysical store for 15 years. She teaches classes on earth-based spirituality through Moonhill Mystery School in the Salish Sea area. She earned a Master of Ecopsyhcology from Naropa University in 2021.

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