My Simple Beltane Plans

I love Beltane. Like… LOVE.

Maybe it’s because of the fire association. Maybe it’s the lusty aspect. Or maybe it’s because that’s the day Claire first went through the stones in Outlander. (BTW, are you guys watching this new season??? So good!)

I digress.

This post is really just my ideas on simple celebration for Beltane. If you are interested in some of the history or traditions around Beltane (or if you just want to see how I was feeling about it last year) check out this.

As a solitary and eclectic witch, it can be really hard to find people to celebrate with. I have pretty much resigned myself to keeping it low key. Although, truth be told, I would love to be camped out in the wild & surrounded by a loving coven while we danced with fire and twirled beneath a may pole. But, we have to work with what we have, right? And I have a loving family, a BBQ in the backyard and a shitload of magical intention.

So for tomorrow here’s the plan:

  • set out a bowl tonight to collect dew
  • wash my face with said dew in the morning
  • meditate/set my intentions for the day
  • place flowers throughout my home
  • have a normal Sunday afternoon
  • BBQ a delicious feast for my family to enjoy al fresco
  • burn the remains of any non relevant magic from the past year
  • meditate/give gratitude to the universe

That’s it! Simple, simple, simple.

How will you be celebrating tomorrow?

Book Review: A Discovery of Witches

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“A reluctant witch. A 1500-year-old vampire. A mysterious manuscript known as Ashmole 782. The story begins with a discovery of witches…”

Are you hooked yet? Because that’s all it took for me to dive head first in this book. I am also taking this opportunity to thank my friend Meghan who suggested I read this. She’s my book guru and never steers me wrong.

Deborah Harkness has managed to create characters so rich and vivid, you can’t help but feel connected to them. There’s a marvellous mix of history, romance and magic in there. I am keeping this review brief, because my adoration of this book might cause me to spew forth with heaps of spoilers, and we can’t have that; now can we?

I’ll put it very, very simply. If you like the Outlander books this nook is for you. If you loved the Harry Potter series and have been wishing for it’s adult equivalent, this book is for you. If you adore the Twilight series….I’d suggest you keep looking. This is probably not for you.

Click here to go read an excerpt from the book. You can thank us later.

 

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