Beltane is a time when many things can grow. Not only do we plant seeds in the earth, but in our hearts and souls as well. We dig deep to discover what crops we wish to grow in the coming seasons. Keeping this in mind, we begin selecting altar pieces and offerings.
Being a mixed family, we invoke the aid of the Four Directions on a regular basis. Each of the directions has a corresponding element, so they all have a place at the altar.
The Goddess and her lover are on our altar every Beltane, for we are celebrating their union and gifts of rebirth.
Personal hopes and growth are important for us to include. During a time of rebirth it’s crucial to look inward and find what we want, or needs to change or be improved upon.
There are many fun ways to get into the spirit of Beltane, and getting the children involved. Last year we all made crowns. Floral crowns for us girls, and added antlers for the boys.
My oldest loves to paint, so she painted our 4 Directions plaque. This year we’ve done a lot with carving tools and a wood burner, but one of our favorites has been salt dough creations.
An altar is an extremely personal, and family oriented arrangement. To each their own, but when channeling such energy and desires it is best done by hand and together. Blessed Beltane brothers and sisters.