first day of May has been celebrated for thousands of years as the point
of fertility, as a time when nature blatantly displays its beauty to
bring about the conception of new life. In Celtic tradition, it is known
as Beltane, or Bealten, the magic of flowers.
virgin aspect of the Earth Mother now grows into the aspect of young
woman on her journey to the fullness of summer. And with each of us,
the focus is now on the acceptance of our adult role and the owning
of our fullness. We are here upon this Earth for a purpose, and a major
aspect of this is to be of authentic service, to share our light and
our love genuinely as we grow in consciousness.
is a time of doing, of making love manifest on the physical plane, and
of drawing down the Light in very real ways to guide and strengthen
is observed on May 1, "May
Day," and falls midway
the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice.
"She Turns Winter Into Spring" acrylic on canvas, 22" x 28"
©1996 Mara Friedman New