Tag Archives: mayday
Maytime Portals to Faerie
Dangerous Faerie Realms in the Month of May
Reject Forbidden Portals and Still Frolic with the Fey Folk
ByPass Most May Portals, for Better Ways to Meet the Fey
Getting to know and interact with fairies is a joyful part of our human heritage from our ancestors. However, not all interactions are desirable. Some can be nasty and unsafe.
In the early days of May, portals can appear.
You might stumble across such an opening on Mayday, an ancient Pagan holiday also known as Beltane, or on other early May days.
Don’t go through it. This time of year, it is extremely likely to open to realms humans rarely survive, physically or spiritually.
Even highly skilled shamans (witches, druids, whatever) cannot endure what occurs beyond such gates.
What happens there is not necessarily evil, though it can be. It’s simply beyond human endurance.
Even Fey there who are good-willed will not treat a human with the kindness that other Fey might extend on this side of those gates or in other Fey realms.
The Fey folk of the particular realms I am warning against are oblivious of human needs, so there will be neither food nor drink suitable for humans.
These Fey, oblivious not only to human needs but also to human fragilities, will unwittingly kill a human by dragging them along on Fey escapades that either go at a speed lethal to a human or are otherwise impossible for a human to survive.
And those are only the dangers from kindly Fey there!
What I’ve said above about May gates and the worlds beyond them is traditional lore. Forgive me for not attributing source. I know I learned from a person, not from a book, but I can’t remember who. I do know the lore corroborates experience from past lives and my current one.
You Can Have Blessings, Joy, and Happiness from the Fey Folk
Despite my above cautions, we can meet the Fey folk and have amazingly beautiful, wild, thoroughly fulfilling encounters. Not all that is Fey is forbidden to humans. Quite the opposite. Many Fey love us and are safe. They will even protect us from nasty Faeries.
The Fairy Queen and King love humanity and want to bless all humans.
Who are the Fairy Queen and King?
All over the world, in culture after culture, lore tells of the Faerie Queene and King, by different names. In the lore—though sometimes you have to go far back to find it—these Old Fairy Gods are also known as the Great Mother of All and Her Cocreator, our Father. These two deities are our Divine Parents.
(If you noticed I spell fairy different ways in this blog, I’m basically using them all to mean the same thing, though that is an uncommon practice. Ditto related words—fae, fey, fay. I love all the variations. For more about that: https://stardrenched.com/2020/09/08/fairy-faerie-faery-fey-fay/)
How to Meet a Fairy and Be Blessed by the Old Fairy Gods
Easy ways to draw fairies are in my post about rose magic:
The post shows eight simple ways to use roses to attract fairies and other blessings.
The post also has a ritual for the Great Mother of All and Her Cocreator our Father to welcome you into Their care, protection, wild Mysteries, and more.
Here’s the Rose Magic post: https://stardrenched.com/2020/11/24/rose-magic/
Faerie Beltane Ritual, 2020
I want some fun. Do you?
Please join me for a bardic circle to celebrate May Day, on Thursday April 30, from noon to 1:00 EST.
Bardic circles are a long running tradition in the Third Road (the tradition I teach). But we haven’t had one since forever.
Here’s how we’ll do it:
* Bring a short song you’d like to sing or lead us in. It needn’t be “sacred.” All music is holy.
* Or tell us a story. A brief fairytale, anecdote from your personal life, or any other tale is perfect.
* Play your harmonica for us.
* Tell a dumb joke.
* Share some thoughts that’ve been running through your mind.
* Or bring any other offering. It’s all wonderful.
If you can’t think of something to share, come anyway. Your simple presence is a beautiful contribution.
Fun is healing. Fun is empowering.
Fun is pure magic. Fun aligns the spirit.
Our fun blesses the Old Gods, the earth, and our lives.
Even the attempt to enjoy ourselves opens us and our lives to new possibilities.
In situations that near broke my spirit, I learned to find whatever fun and humor I could possibly manage. It helped significantly in returning me to wholeness—e.g., spiritual resilience, physical well-being, and power.
Mayday is a Pagan celebration of joy, life, and all its potential. That makes it a perfect time for fun.
No experience needed.
This free ritual is a group phone call. (Your carrier might charge you for the phone call into the ceremony.)
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Thank you so much.
Faerie MayDay Ritual 2014
Faerie MayDay Ritual 2014
Please join me for a May Day celebration, Friday, May 9, from 3:00 to 4:00 EST.
The sweet breath of Spring tickles my face.
The Faeries call us, mocking our fears.
In the Spring green, our maypole waits.
Let’s each go grab one of its ribbons
and weave over, weave under…
You’re now in a circle of love.
Your heart has its wish, its dreams and ambitions.
Weave over, weave under, and dance til life’s new.
Those lines are from a ritual+song+visualization I wrote. It will be the basis of our upcoming Beltane celebration. You will *feel* the love in our circle, as we all dance the maypole together in our imaginations between the worlds, and make our personal wishes come true.
The event is a group phone call. Free and open to all. (Your usual long-distance charges apply, and appear on your phone bill). No experience needed.
To participate, call 1-712-775-7000. When prompted, enter 1095248#. Dial three to five minutes before 3:00; it can take a bit to connect, and latecomers are not allowed.
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Joy Creates Abundance
Do you say you’re too worried about money to be happy? Do you insist making a living earns all your time, you can’t take time for joy?
Ancient Mayday, it was not just an elite priesthood who went into the fields to make love. Even farmers did it to bless their crops.
Joy creates abundance.
Know the battle is fixed: When the Winter Queen and Spring Queen’s armies fight on Beltane, the Spring Queen always wins.
What keeps you from Spring? Is it fear, hate, self-doubt, refusal to love the frail arrogant humans populating this planet? What keeps you from Spring? Leap the Beltane fire. Be purified.
You winter heart—what freezes it still!? Leap the Beltane fire.
And be welcomed into Spring by the Faerie Queen.
She gives you a rose.
A dragon appears, climb on its back, take your rose with you, take flight upon this great and honorable beast.
As you fly, your thawed heart blooms a garden, your thawed heart blooms spring, your thawed heart starts to hope.
Become a garden on the back of a dragon,
Throw back your head and howl in mad joy.
Throw back your head and laugh with foolish pleasure.
Throw back your head to watch the moon and sun smile at us all.
Come to earth.
Throw back your head and grin, that Mother Earth caresses your feet.
Bow your head. Looking down, grin that you, a garden, are embraced by Mother Earth.
Thank the dragon, and say goodby as it flies off.
Do not try to keep it by you a second longer,
do not think it has more for you.
Trying to capture or control a dragon is bad news,
even if you do not realize you are trying to imprison it.
As you cry out a wish from the bottom of your garden heart,
a wish for abundance and all your heart’s desires,
throw your rose into the sky.
Do not try to get the rose back, let it go.
Send the gods love and power and hope.
Then say thank you and goodby to them for now.
Joy creates abundance. Take time for joy.
May 2, 2013. Yesterday, I wrote a Beltane ritual in my head while I was leading it. Usually I don’t remember what I channel unless I write it down right then but, for various reasons, some of it remained with me. The above is a variation on what I remember of yesterday’s Beltane rite/poem/concept. One reason I remember it is that, as some of you may recognize, there are bits adapted from a Beltane script/poem/concept I developed years back. I made a new poem out of it today (never try to capture a oral tradition moment, make a new moment instead) to 1) help the rite’s participants, including moi, follow through on yesterday’s work 2) because gods impelled me 3) I am a ritualist, poet, and cosmologist who likes to share some of her ideas in written form, lol 4) I am taking time for joy.