Life! We celebrate life today, especially life’s growth and evolutionary diversification. Every year brings us more discoveries of the incredible diversity of life around us! Here is one more example – DNA studies of coral (which is an animal, not a plant) show that what we previously thought was one species of coral is actually four! We see the resurgence of life around us, and for me, this reminds me of the surge of life over the all of Earth’s history.
Some of the ways many of us are celebrating were published a few weeks ago, and now we also have many online celebrations and rituals to attend, as we like (the updated list, with links, is below).
|1-May||11 am-4 pm Central Register by April 28||Circle Sanctuary||https://www.circlesanctuary.org/index.php/events/beltane-2021|
|1-May||2 pm EST||Cunning Folk||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imbolc-tickets-135165396339?aff=erelexpmlt|
|1-May||2 pm EDT||OBOD||https://www.facebook.com/druidry/photos/a.10155793447234837/10159613051889837/|
|2-May||4-6 pm||Fairfax CUUPS||https://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/73924891/event/268140450/2021-05-02|
|1-May||6 pm CST?||Druids of the Light||https://druidsofthelight.org/2021/04/03/beltane-a-celebration-of-the-life-energy-that-flows-through-us-all/|
|1-May||9 pm EDT||John Beckett||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_cIFIeedK0|
|1-May||6 pm EDT||S. Tucker Beltane concert||https://www.facebook.com/events/468987961190887/?notif_t=event_calendar_create¬if_id=1617897130206669|
|1-May||6:50 EDT||Mystic Grove CUUPS||https://www.facebook.com/events/706805663340925|
|2-May||7 PM GMT= 3 pm EDT||London Woodland Witches, Wiccans & Pagans community||https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/events/277293360/|
Beltane also reminds us of the symmetry of life and death, – as Glenys does here. For some of us, the celebrations will be later this week – the actual midpoint between the Equinox and the Solstice is May 5th. And of course, for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, Happy Samhain! However you are celebrating, may your be celebration be blessed.
This is an updated version of our annual Spring Equitherm post.
The Vernal Equitherm (Beltane) is coming! The flowers are coming up, and blooms around the woods herald the approach of Beltane! It’s so nice to walk through the woods without a coat on!
For the first time in the history of the Universe, a species has achieved powered flight on two planets! Today, the NASA helicopter beat its propellers against the incredibly thin Martian atmosphere, and flew!
What, 8 seasons!?! Our wonderful Earth makes each location unique, so there are thousands of different sets of seasons – but for many of us in temperate regions, maybe 8 makes more sense than 4?