Maenad in Spring
days ago power
rose in the birch grove
now the white limbs grow
thicker with sap
wrap up ribbons
dance through the forest
move in procession
sing shout and clap
press to the trunk now
draw out the sugar
feel the blood answer
wild in your thighs
fire on hilltops
oh the spring dances
taste of sweet syrup
feel the sap rise
Seasons of the Witch
Goddess is ripe and Her fertility sweeps the land, stirring the fires, and calling us to rise up and dance with HER! She is irresistible, alluring, confident, intoxicating. Not only does She embody the land, but Her sovereignty is the source of all those who would represent the land. Ancient traditional celebrations of Beltane and May Day included dancing the Maypole, bonfires, sacred sexual rituals in the fields to fuel the crops, and celebration of Goddess in Her prime. There is no romantic poetry to Beltane – it is primal, a bacchanal with Goddess at the center as Creatrix. We are halfway to Summer Solstice now and the theme is full bloom.
The Full Moon in Scorpio coincides with the celebration of Goddess and Beltane, making it a potent weekend. Shed the old into the bonfires and surrender to the dance of creation for what your heart truly desires. Celebrate!
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May 1 – Beltane (begins at sundown on April 30) – honoring Goddess Queen Maeve
May 1 – Mother Mary as Queen of Heaven – the month of May is dedicated to Her.
May – Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May). Month long festival to Virgin Mary in the Philippines.
May 1 – Patroness of the month of May – Maia is a Greek Earth Goddess, the daughter of Atlas and Pleione.
May 2 – Fire Festival of the Goddess Bona Dea led by Vestal Priestesses
May 3, 2015 – Full Moon in Scorpio at 11:42pm eastern
May 3 – Feast Day of Our Lady of Częstochowa
May 4, 2015 – Wesak – Buddha Day
May 4 – Celtic Festival of Cerridwen and Brigit – Corn Goddesses of fertility, healing, and poets.
May 10, 2015 – Mother’s Day (USA)
May 13 – Celtic Tree Month of Uath (Hawthorn) is May 13 to June 9
May 13 – Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
May 15 – Thargelia – Birthday of Artemis and festival celebrating Demeter as Harvest Queen. Hecate separates Kore from Demeter with the sickle.
May 15 – Hierogamos of Hathor and Horus
May 18, 2015 – New Moon in Taurus at 12:13am eastern
May 19 – Old Celtic Feast of Brigid – Sacred healing wells and springs were adorned with flowers in honor of Goddess Brigid.
May 21, 2015 – Sun enters Gemini
May 23 – 25, 2015 – Jewish Shavuot – Feast of First Fruits
May 25, 2015 – Memorial Day (USA)
May 26 – Dakini Day
May 30 – Northern Goddess Frigg’s Day
May 31 – Feast of the Triple Goddess – Maiden becomes Mother
Goddess Alive Radio Schedule:
Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 8pm est – Interview and Full Moon Meditation with Kathryn Ravenwood – Priestess & Shamanic Practitioner (KathrynRavenwood.com)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – 6:30pm eastern – Bill Pfeiffer – Deep Ecologist, Shamanic Guide & Author of Wild Earth, Wild Soul: A Manual for an Ecstatic Culture(BillPfeiffer.org)
Thursday, May 14, 2015 – 8pm eastern – Flash Silvermoon on Crystals and Gem Elixirs (FlashSilvermoon.com)
Sunday, May 17, 2015 – Goddesses of the Labyrinth and New Moon Finger Labyrinth Meditation with Carol Maurer (Backyard Pilgrim)
Saturday, May 23, 2015 -8pm est – Belinda Farrell – Healer and Author of Find Your Friggin’ Joy: Discover Missing Links from Ancient Hawaiian Teachings to Clean the Plaque of your Soul and Reach Your Higher Self (HunaHealing.com)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 – 8pm est – Interview and Full Moon Meditation with Normandi Ellis, Author, Speaker, Traveler, & Priestess (NormandiEllis.com)