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May Day or Beltane

May 1st

Also known as Lady Day

Celebration of fertility and love of the land as the days are longer.

Common activities: flower crowns, bonfires, maypole dancing

Attract fertility, abundance, and blessings

Symbols: flowers, ribbons, bees, fertility related

Animals: bees, cats, cattle, doves, frogs, goats, leopards, lynx, rabbits, swallows, swans

Crystals/stones: beryl, emerald, garnet, malachite, rose quartz, tourmaline

Colors/candles: shades of green and bright spring, blues, purples, yellow, red

Herbs/flowers: all-heal, blessed thistle, broom, coriander, crocus, curry, daffodil, dandelion, dragon's blood, fern, fireweed, flaxseed, forsythia, hawthorn, marjoram, meadowsweet, nettle, paprika, primrose, rose, rue, snapdragon, tansy, tulips, violets, woodruff

Incense/oils: frankincense, jasmine, musk, peach, rose, vanilla, ylang-ylang

Trees: alder, ash, birch, hawthorn, hazel, holly, oak, rowan, willow

Décor: greenery, flower blossoms, spring curios, branches from birch trees, antlers, acorns, herbs, flower crowns, May baskets, sticks, seeds, wreaths

Honor the Horned God with offerings of fruit and wine

Take a moment to reflect on the richness in your life and how you aspire to cultivate even greater prosperity in the months ahead.

Consider the following prompts as you journal

Current Abundance Inventory

Take stock of the abundance already present in your life. What aspects of your life do you feel abundantly blessed with? This could include relationships, opportunities, resources, skills, or anything else that brings richness and fulfillment. Reflect on why these aspects are significant to you and how they contribute to your overall sense of well-being.

Desired Fertility and Growth

In what areas of your life do you wish to cultivate greater fertility and growth? Think about areas where you feel stagnant or where you envision more abundance. This could relate to personal growth, career advancement, creative pursuits, relationships, health, or any other aspect of your life that you feel called to nurture and expand.

Planning Ahead

Envision where you want to be six months from now. What specific goals do you want to achieve by then? Take the time to write down these goals in detail, making them clear and measurable. Consider both short-term and long-term aspirations, and think about the steps you need to take to move closer to realizing these goals.

Action Steps

Break down your six-month goals into actionable steps. What practical actions can you take in the coming weeks and months to work towards these objectives? Write down these action steps alongside your goals, creating a roadmap for how you will progress towards greater abundance and fulfillment.

Reflection and Gratitude

Reflect on the insights gained through this journaling exercise. How do you feel about the abundance in your life and the goals you've set for yourself? Express gratitude for the blessings you have and acknowledge the potential for growth and transformation ahead. Consider how you can maintain a mindset of abundance and fertility as you navigate the journey towards your goals.

Remember, May Day is not just a celebration of springtime fertility but also a reminder of our own capacity for growth and abundance. By reflecting on where you are now, clarifying where you want to go, and taking intentional steps forward, you can cultivate a life that is rich, vibrant, and overflowing with possibility.

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