~ Beltaine is the time of the year when fragile green sprouts peak through last autumn’s fallen leaves upon the ground, and marks the end of the cold and dark winter months ~

celebrated with bonfires and maypoles on the first of May, Beltaine is a festival to embrace and honour life, light and love; as a faery night, Beltaine also marks the time when the veil between the worlds is thin — folklore tells stories of the Queen of the Fairies riding through the mortal realm on a snow-white horse, and if one makes eye contact with her, they are lured away to the realm of the fae for seven years

green shoots peaking through the fallen foliage

green shoots peaking through the fallen foliage

further reading:

beltane: a shart, acedemic witchology article on the origins, etymology and history of Beltaine

beltane from the golden bough; another witchology article, though more detailed on the aspects of the history and ancient celebration of Beltaine

beltane celebration and history: a detailed article at witchvox with a focus on the origins, celebration and history of Beltaine