Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy Bealtaine!

Today is the first day of May, when we celebrate Spring and the uplifting energy it brings with it. The day was called Bealtaine by the ancient Celts and marked the second most important festival of the year. It was all about fertility and hope, optimism for good harvest. Bealtaine is still the Irish Gaelic word for the month of May.

I like to see it as a new beginning, which seems to be very fitting for me this year, as I struggle to figure out what my next step in life should be and when I should take it. Loads of people around the world celebrate May 1 in one way or another and many of the associated traditions (like the maypole) come from long, long ago. All that energy that accumulated through time and also the energy used today must create a perfect environment for making dreams come true.

To all of you out there who can use some positive energy to introduce change into your lives, today's the day!


Amanda said...

We just talked about this last night at dinner (though we called it May Day for the boys). I always feel so refreshed moving out of April and into May! :)

Larissa said...

Happy Beltaine to you too!