Ah Beltane . . . . flowers, maypoles, dalliances in the dark . . . . few sabbats feel more PAGAN than Beltane. Some of that is because the trappings of Beltane haven’t been adopted by the over culture (especially in the United States), and some of it’s probably because of the all the tree and flower sex going on right outside of our windows.
Here are eight quick ideas for your Beltane rituals and festivities. However you celebrate, I hope it’s great!
Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2017/04/8-ways-to-celebrate-beltane/#SMQViQtfOU2mO8LZ.99
It’s Samhain-tide and for the two of us that means we observe all sorts of serious and not so serious traditions. Here’s our top 13 Samhain/Halloween activities. Yes 13…because 13 is witchy.
1) Ancestor Dinners – Think about the typical scene from your favourite holiday movie or hallmark commercial when the whole family gathers in the dining room around a beautifully set table. Now imagine that with a lot more black, and instead of great aunt Millie actually sitting over there at the head of the table with great uncle Tom by her side, there’s an urn with their ashes, lovingly placed. That’s how we do an ancestor dinner. Lots of great food. Toasting the dead. Remembering their names and telling their stories.
Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2015/10/13-samhain-traditions-wellat-least-at-our-house/#Kiv3hWsDewCmir0v.99