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Beltane Ceremony + Feast
Traditionally the Irish observed the First of May as the first day of Summer. Today, those who observe the Wheel of the Year celebrate Beltane as the height of Spring! We give thanks for the fertility of our planet and the ability of the Earth to renew herself. We revel in the new growth and general fecundity of the season. As co-creators with the Universe, we witches also like to tap into the energy of Spring to help us bring new life into our own endeavors.
Classically, Beltane is observed on May 1st with a maypole and a bonfire. In the Wiccan tradition, they celebrate the sexual union of the Goddess and the God, an allegory of the Mother Earth impregnated by the seed of the Green Man. Beltane celebrations are often infused with a boisterous and bawdy energy that reflects the fertile energy of the season. The maypole is a phallic symbol of the masculine energy which is then joyfully embraced by colorful ribbons, symbolic of the beautiful abundance and diversity of our living world.
For this event we will be honoring Beltane (all sexes welcome!) with a mocktail hour where we will make flower crowns and mingle as the sun sets, ceremony circle + ritual, meditation and shamanic journey, bonfire, a vegan feast, sound bath and more!
WHERE: AJNA WELNESS RETREAT IN EAST NASHVILLE
WHEN: MONDAY MAY1st
TIME: 6:30- 10ish
ATTIRE: this will be an outdoor event, so dress accordingly but wear GREEN
WHAT TO BRING: yoga mat, blanket or pillow, eye mask or scarf.
Once you register we will send you more info including the address closer to the date.