A Fairy Spell for Beltane
Color of the day: White
Incense of the day: Coriander
In a woodland clearing, spread a clean green cloth. On it place small cakes and flowers, especially primroses, in a circle. Imagine the magic around you and say:
O Fairy Queen, Upon your white steed,
Within me plant A magic seed.
From you may spring Many new beginnings.
Great Queen, Accept these offerings.
Leave the items and walk around the altar three times, then slowly walk the path back to your home. Listen for the sound of laughter and bells and know you are blessed. Beltane is the time when fairies return from their winter rest, carefree and full of mischief and delight. On the night before Beltane, in times past, folks would place rowan branches at their windows and doors for protection. If you do not wish the fairiesto visit, do the same!
This is also a perfect time for night or predawn rituals to draw down power to promote fertility in body and mind. At Beltane, the Pleiades star cluster rises just before sunrise on the morning horizon. The Pleiades is known as the seven sisters, and resembles a tiny dipper-shaped pattern of six moderately bright stars inthe constellation of Taurus, near the shoulder. Watch for it low in theeast-northeast sky, just a few minutes before sunrise.
By: Nancy Bennett