Follow up on Beltane

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Last Saturday, my group celebrated Beltane with a potluck and mask making event.

My space is limited, having to cast circle in a smallish dining room where you can barely walk the perimeter. We made due.

The meal was delicious- Chicken Skewers, fresh salad, rice pilaf, homemade lasagna, a veggie tray with spinach dip, and more.

IMG_1586Mask making proved a bit challenging. The full face masks cost too much, so we opted for the less-than-a-dollar option of the half-face masks you can buy at the craft store. We then painted and glued our self-made designs. These will be used for midsummer.

Instead of a Maypole (no room, remember?), we used a very long gold and white rope ribbon. Each member bound their own ribbon (picked for color and design) to the main ribbon, where we all grasped it together and infused with our energy. Each member wished for something to come true in the next moon cycle.

IMG_0127Cakes and ale include sparkling pomegranate and blueberry juice with a variety of chocolate, including a fancy coconut-white-chocolate.

As we put out offerings beneath a bush in the front yard, we stood a while to enjoy the full moon in all her brilliant glory.

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My camera couldn’t pick up on the details of the moon, unfortunately, but I felt, overall, the ritual went pretty well.

My biggest regret was a few members were unable to attend at the last minute.

How did you celebrate? Add in your own blog and comment (leave a link) below. I’d love to read it.

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