The magic of May and Beltane – and so begins the active part of the year, the earth is sending forth new life, the sap is rising, the birds are singing and growth is all around us.
This month is all about passion, power and raw energy, the fertility of new life and growth and the union of male and female energy in whatever form…nuddy prod games optional… The male and female energy is a traditional reflection of the god and goddess but in today’s enlightened society let’s go with unions of all kinds, no matter what flavour you are.
Everything you do in this month will bring you closer to your goals; use the energy that is all around you to focus your intent. Work with May’s powerful, bawdy, raucous energy. Although it is not just about the animal instincts, this month also brings the magical properties of abundance and growth. It is time to work some magic to increase your bank balance and improve your health.
1st May is Beltane or May Day and it is all about that va va voom passion, jump on board and get carried away with the fiery energy and make it work for you.
Don’t forget to show some love for Mother Earth too…
May Magical Energy
Full creating energy; propagation. Intuition, contact with faeries and other supernatural beings. Strengthen connection with supernatural protectors and beings around you. Power flowing from nature. Work magic concerning your career or a new job, making changes or furthering your education. Light up the fire (or a candle) and read some flame or smoke divination for guidance. Do some planting rituals or spells to set the seeds for future projects. Workings for fertility whether it is the pitter patter of tiny feet or new projects will be on fire if set in motion this month. Hold an abundance ritual or work with abundance spells – not just for material wealth but spiritual and emotional too.
Colours: Green, brown, pink, orange, red
May Moon Names
Hare Moon, Merry or Dyad Moon, Flower Moon, Frogs Return Moon, Thrilmilcmonath, Sproutkale, Winnemanoth, Planting Moon, Dragon Moon, Panther Moon, Milk Moon, Idle Moon, Goose Moon, Mother’s Moon, Bright Moon and Moon when the ponies shed.
Flower Moon because of the flowers that arrive.
Dyad Moon because ‘dyad’ is an old word meaning ‘pair’, I suspect this reflects the balance of the Sun of the Moon.
The Anglo-Saxons called this month Thrimilcmonath, which translates as thrice-milk month’ which refers to three yields of milk.
Winnemanoth, translates as "joy month," and was the Frankish name.
Plants to work with in May
These are my suggested herbs to work with that correspond with the energy of this month. But, trust your intuition and the supplies that you have in your cupboards.
Self Heal/All Heal
Foods, Herbs and Spices to work with in May
Whether you chose to include the foods in a recipe for the table or add them to spell work, here is my suggested list of foods to work with for the energy of this month.
Crystals to work with in May
As always, go with your intuition and what you have in your collection when working with crystals. The list below is my suggestion of crystals that work particularly well with the energy of this month.
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