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!
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
Paper heart chain meditation
Heart shaped cookies
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
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.