Happy Magickal, Mystical, Merry, Magnificent, Marvelous, Merry, Manifesting Monday!
So good to be back! It feels like it has been forever since we last connected, but in fact it has only been two weeks! How was your Easter? Did you get out and play, hunt for choccie eggs and do something fun? I hope so! We had a lovely family (family that is here) dinner, however, due to my son very kindly insisting that he would by a ham, and then not getting it to me until 6pm. Dinner wasn’t until 9pm! Ah well, we went and played on the beach, had skipping stone competitions, water fights and when we came home and walked in the door the smell was divine, it was quite lovely!
Now before we dive into Beltane and what it is and how to celebrate let’s talk about monthly energy. As you are aware the energy of each month shifts and invites us to be a bit more aware about certain ways we are showing up in our lives and where we can get taken off track and blindly carry on down the road of humdrum, same old, same old. I shared with some of you that every month I do a gorgeous monthly reading for myself. This reading gives me personally the energy of the month for me, then what to focus on each week. Quite a few of you responded that you would like that made available to you, so I am. Starting now there is a glorious Monthly energy reading that is available to you here! Which feels very appropriate with Beltane (May day) approaching – like on Wednesday! I’m also offering a May mini message which you can read about here as well.
Okay let’s take a little dip into what the heck Beltane is and whether you should pay attention to it or not. Beltane was thought to be one of the more important festivals of the Gaelic calendar. Beltane is a Fire Festival. The word ‘Beltane’ originates from the Celtic God ‘Bel’, meaning ‘the bright one’ and the Gaelic word ‘teine’ meaning fire. Together they make ‘Bright Fire’, or ‘Goodly Fire’ and traditionally bonfires were lit to honour the Sun and encourage the support of Bel and the Sun’s light to nurture the emerging future harvest and protect the community.
Beltane celebrates the height of Spring and the flowering of life. Earth energies are at their strongest and most active. All of life is bursting with potent fertility, look at the trees around you – (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere), they are bursting forth with bright green leaves and the little sparrows are back as well as the robins. Abundant fertility, on all levels, is the central theme. My brother came to visit this weekend from Alberta, and was blown away by all the flowers and the smells that are happening as we are a good 7 weeks ahead of them. Rhododendrons are in bloom, there are fields of Camus lilies, Sea breeze is bobbing their little pink heads, the Iris’s are up and there are carpets galore of bluebells. Spring is here! Which is no surprise as Beltane is the festival that heralds in the fertility and growth of Spring. This is the time of unity between the Goddess and the God and massive celebration. For those of you who are on the email list there will be more information on Beltane tomorrow and a couple of super simple (we like simple) rituals to mark this fantabulous day. The colours of Beltane are red, green, white or silver and the ritual trees of this celebration are Birch, Hawthorn (which I planted two of) and of course Rowan. Speaking of Rowan, when my fourth child was born I had a ring made of Celtic knot work with Rowan leaves on it to celebrate his arrival.
Okay, enough chuntering, let’s crack on with the reading! When I went and asked which cards wanted to come out. The cards that wiggled and jiggled to come and guide this week are the glorious Oracle of the Dragonfae. Now if these delicious guides are new to you, please let me introduce them:- These guides are the magickal and mystical that weave through the threads of every day, they are the Dragonfae, Gods and Goddesses who dwelt in dimensional lands….Eden, Avalon, Ys, Atlantis and Mu, they are Morgan, Guenevere, Merlin and others – fully alive and filled with magick! They are the deliciously magickal beings that have always been there, we just forgot, and when we connect with them, we reconnect with the lost parts of ourselves, allowing us to fully explore the gift of life on this beautiful green and blue planet, known by some as Gaia, by others as Dana, and by many other names. The most positively perfect guides as we enter this magickal time of Beltane and an energy shift for May, plus the New Moon.
The crystals and flowers that were adamant it was their time to shine and share are:- Chrysocolla – revitalises and balances the base, navel and solar plexus chakras. Amethyst – aid healing and intense spiritual growth. Last but not least, Angelite – transmutes pain and disorder into wholeness and healing, opening the way for spiritual inspiration. The lovely rhododendron flower, bluebells and pansy were most adamant to participate.
Okay, take a moment to come back into your body, allow your shoulders to nestle down your spine and just breathe long and deep. When you are ready pick the card or cards that whisper at you.
Did you remember to pick?
Let’s go have a look shall we?
At this time of life change, you are drawing to you other beings and people, including divinities, who bring you solace, comfort and their unconditional love. You are surrounded by this comfort even in the beings of this Earth known as pets, but who are truly your guardians nd beloved companions…these pets are those who comfort you with their love and warmth, and their desire for your well-being, your company and your happiness, come what may. You may draw to you new friends at this time, or just be gifted with the kindness of strangers.
There are many wonderful beings in this world, some of whom are being sent directly to you to bring you comfort, to hold you, and to rock you safely to sleep each night. You are a being who is valuable, and who is loved beyond measure. Allow us to come close to you, and let us in. Bre prepared for kindnesses, small gifts and valuable windfalls when I make an appearance. Also, know that the old way of viewing this stage of life has fallen away….there is no need to take the lie up again. Let it be, and come forth into this new stage as beautiful as we know you are.
I also wish you to know that the time for change is coming: that you are passing from childhood of a kind, to a true deep maturity…this is a fine thing, and we will celebrate this together, you and I, together with the friends who want so very much to meet you!
AINE AND THE GUARDIAN
Here I stand, offering to you the protection and safety of my guardian being, wanting you to know how very protected you truly are. Never need you fear again those who have done you harm. This is over, and never again will disrespect and tyranny blight your path and light. Know that from this moment on, I stand with you, as does this magnificent Moondragonfae guardian, and together we say you may live as you wish, you may love as you wish, you may worship as you wish. No longer will others who feel they know best have their way with you, in spirit, in your heart, in your body, in your eternal soul. You are a radiant being of moonlit power, and the Goddess, our Mother, is overjoyed at your brilliance, your wit, your beauty, your freedom. I repeat. You are safe. You are protected. You are divine. All else is a lie.
Allow yourself to take flight, and explore the night and the freedoms it holds. The Moon cycles have much to reveal to you now, and as she wanes and waxes, and shines fully, you may stand beneath her and feel her rays shining through your every cell, filling you with natural magick that sustains your freedom, your true soul self, and brings you a warrior strength that by no means decreases your brilliances as a woman, or your femininity. Be receptive, and Aine will guide you to her magickal places, and this galactic Dragonfae being will help you see beyond our own star, the Sun, into the realms beyond. Your freedom and your self is as boundless as the night sky.
Between my two hands lies the power of all that is; the connections between the Earth and the stars, the realms through which you can move to bring about your deepest desires and dreams. But do you dare to dream it? Are you courageous enough to declare your desire? I can create, but I will not be brought froth when you do not have the fortitude to commit to your change. Make a commitment to thy own self now – she, who you truly are, is worth this trust, this pledge, this courage you must have to birth your own changing self. For I am gentle, but I too have no more time to spend if you wish to waste the jewels life has given you. I will turn away, because it may not yet be your time. Only you can say it is not so, and walk forth into your new self, with me as guide and light, with transformation as your nature, with your incarnation without material death as your truth.
Do this with me: Bless theyself. Love thyself. Know that you are beyond your own imaginings. Act this day, this hour, this minute, and change will flow. Do not hesitate. Be transformed now!
It is time for you to free yourself from the confines of others’ expectations and investigate other less conventional ways of making a living. You may be drawn to a particular crystal at this time, and may enjoy simply entering into more regular communion with the element of earth and its minerals. Wear jewelry that has been cleansed by you, and energised by you, and understand its significance and power for you. Make each piece you choose to wear a totem symbolising your own self, adorning and expressing who you truly are. Above all, the message of Nimue is to free yourself. Stop expecting others to unshackle the chains and force you to walk free. You, and only you, can remove that which is holding you back.
What a delicious reading! Talk about the perfect energies to go along with Beltane and the fiery, passion! Okay delicious lovely, remember to check out the monthly reading and the May mini message. If you want to receive information about Beltane and some easy rituals make sure you are on the email list. Wishing you a stupendous, fertile, abundant week filled with flowers, song, and laughter. Huge hugs and squeezes! See you next week!