Beltane is one of those festivals that I feel like I struggle to connect with and yet, when I do it right I find it full of energy. Doing it right is of course making it about other people. Beltane and Samhain, I need to remember are mirrors of each other, they’re all about others, a community of celebration.
I was hoping to join in with a ritual with A Kestrel but their housemate had covid and I just don’t want less breathing than I’ve currently got. I don’t know that I could write my own Beltane ritual (though I have) I think I want to piggy back into other peoples, get naked and really feel it all. I feel like I’m somehow getting back into place, into passion, there’s still that disconnect that I’m beginning to think of as parts of the Break still remaining.
Walpurgisnacht has always drawn me more than Beltane, witches need a time to dance perhaps. But I’m not sure I’m quite ready to go dancing yet either. Ok then, this is the start of a new summer, a different one to last year. Let’s get out there and see what a witch’s summer is like.