‘But I must gather knots of flowers,
And buds and garlands gay,
For I’m to be Queen o’ the May, mother,
I’m to be Queen o’ the May.’
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
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 grace and 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. The theme is FULL BLOOM.
Here in the Northeast of the United States, all the flowering trees are blossoming. I am enchanted by the cherry blossoms, magnolias, dogwoods. Then the wind blows and there are cascades of blossoms and, yes, I am gathering some! Our temps are definitely moving towards summer and our minds turn to days playing in sacred waters, long forest walks, and lazy evenings on the porch.
Our free community event for the month of May is the Artemis Ritual Meditation Circle on 5/23/19. There is a live call and there will also be an archive.
Mystery School of the Goddess welcomes two new Instructors, Kimi Marin and Allison Duckworth. Meet this amazing Yoginis at the free Root Chakra Healing Circle on 5/1/19! And definitely stay tuned for some Shakti courses coming this summer!
BLESSINGS ON YOUR MONTH!
Ways to Welcome May:
- Join Goddess Moon Circle for monthly Goddess celebrations
- Artemis Ritual Meditation Circle on 5/23 – Register here
- Bring the outside IN and adorn your altars with blooms
- Labyrinth and nature walks are perfect for May!
- Mother Mary Novena is open for May 2019 – start anytime!
- Commit to a new practice or course of study on Mystery School of the Goddess
- Eat some Golden Beet Zoodles and make a Spring into Summer salad
- Spruce up your sacred spaces – 13 Spring Cleaning Tips to Clear Energy
- Dance the May Pole!
MotherHouse of the Goddess and MotherHouse Goddess Temple are honored to serve Goddess in all of Her aspects and provide community for devotees worldwide. Bringing Goddess to our world has never been more important. Thank you for being here and you are invited to join our free Goddess Temple events!
MotherHouse Goddess Temple is a devotional community and a living altar to Goddess in all of Her emanations. Through ritual, myth, magick, and sacred inspiration, we offer sanctuary for those seeking transformation through the Divine Feminine.
Our Patreon Page is a way to support MotherHouse Goddess Temple monthly and join our Goddess circles
Rhythms of the Goddess Summer Journal is NOW OPEN! Annual special and bonus May prompts!
Celebrate the HolyDays of Summer with prompts and practices for each month.
May as Month of Maia and Mother Mary
May – Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May). Month long festival to Virgin Mary in the Philippines
May 1 – Beltane (begins at sundown on April 30) – honoring Faery Queens & Soverreign Goddesses of the Land
May 1 – Feast of Mother Mary as Queen of Heaven – the month of May is dedicated to Her (MotherHouse Goddess Temple Mary Novena)
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 4, 2019 – New Moon in Taurus at 6:46pm eastern
May 4 – Celtic Festival of Cerridwen and Brigit as Corn Goddesses of fertility, healing, and poets
May 4 – Festival of Irish Goddess Sheila-Na-Gig
May 6 – Feast of Our Lady of Miracles (via Order of the Black Madonna)
May 7, 2019 – Matangi Jayanti – She is the Fierce Saraswati and a Mahavidya
May 8 – TARA Day
May 9 – Ancient Greek Feast Day of Artemis the Lightbringer (Artemis Ritual Meditation Circle)
May 10 – The Going Forth of the Egyptian Goddess Neith along the Water
May 10, 2019 – Ganga Saptami – Honoring the Living Goddess of the Ganges River
May 12, 2019 – Sita Navami – birth anniversary of the Goddess Sita
May 12, 2019 – Bagalamukhi Jayanti – appearance of the Mahavidya Bagalamukhi
May 12, 2019 – 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 13 – Feast Day of Juliana of Norwich
May 14 – Runic Half Month of Inguz – Fertility
May 15 – Festival celebrating Demeter as Harvest Queen. Hekate separates Kore from Demeter with the sickle
May 15 – Hierogamos of Hathor and Horus
May 17, 2019 – Chinnamasta Jayanti – Birthday of the Mahavidya, Chinnamasta
May 18, 2019 – Full Moon in Scorpio at 5:12pm eastern
May 18, 2019 – Wesak – Festival of the Buddha
May 19 – Old Celtic Feast of Brigid – Sacred healing wells and springs were adorned with flowers in honor of Goddess Brigid
May 19 – 28 – Greek Spring Cleaning Festival of Kallyntaria and Plynteria – days devoted to cleaning temples, sacred spaces, and altars (13 Spring Cleaning Tips for Clearing Negative Energy)
May 21, 2019 – Sun enters Gemini
May 24 – Feast Day of Sarah La Kali
May 24 – 28 – The Mothers of Arles – French Gypsy festival celebrating the “Three Maries of the Sea”
May 25 – Thargelia – Birthday of the Greek Goddess Artemis – Artemis Meditation Circle
May 26 – 31 – Ancient Roman Festival to the Goddess Diana
May 7, 2019 – Memorial Day (USA)
May 29 – Ambarvalia – Roman Corn Mother Festival for the Goddess Ceres
May 29 – Runic Half Month of Othala – Home
May 30 – Northern Goddess Frigg’s Day
May 30 – Joan of Arc Feast Day
May 31 – Feast of the Triple Goddess – Spring Maiden becomes Bountiful Mother
May 31 – Ancient Roman Festival of Proserpine (Persephone)
Authentic Freedom with Lauri Ann Lumby – special pricing through 5/15/19!
Goddess Moon Circle with Kimberly Moore – join monthly or annually!
Goddess Priestess Witch with Renee Starr – now available as self study!
Rhythms of the Goddess Summer Journal – with free May prompts!
FREE! Root Chakra Healing Circle 5/1/19 with new instructors, Kimi Marin and Allison Duckworth!
The Shaman Witch with Renee Starr – now available as self study!
The Spellcraft Formulary with Renee Starr – now available as self study!
SPRING INTO SUMMER
32 Days of Durga with Laura Amazzone
Dark Moon Temple with Brandi Auset and Kimberly Moore
Divination Magick with Kimberly Moore – 30 days of prompts and practices
Healing with the Goddess: Myth, Medicine, and Mystery for Awakening with Katherine Skaggs
Journey with Brigid – Goddess of Poetry with Mael Brigde
Lunar Divination eBook by Gail Jessen
Manifest with the Moon with Gail Jessen
Priestessing 1 Course with Anne Key
Resurrecting the Magdalene with Lauri Ann Lumby