A Page From My Grimoire - Beltane
Also known as Mayday
Focus: Fertility, halfway through Spring
Activities: feasting, maypoles, bonfire, picnic(and similar activities), flower bouquets, May baskets, flower crowns, baking/cooking appropriate dishes, gardening, spending time in nature, picking flowers, offerings to deities and the fae, sex, handfastings ect
Altar Ideas: Baskets (make great centre peices), seasonal fruits and flowers, cups, antlers, horns, hunting weapons, honey, associated herbs/stones, ribbons, fire, mini maypole, green, purple, blue, yellow, pink
Stones: Malachite, Pearls, Clear Quartz, Sunstone, Moonstone, Jade, Garnet, Emerald, Rose Quartz, Citrine. (I add Amethyst to my altar for the colour, but it has nothing else to do with this sabbat)
Herbs: Rosemary, Thyme, Rose, Tobacco, Orange, Basil, Bay, Cedar, Cinnamon, Clove, Garlic, Oak, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Dandylion.