Spring/Summer festivals are coming

Today is Beltane in the Wiccan tradition and some people hold that it is the actual beginning of summer (instead of the Summer Solstice) — something that I tend to agree with. And with Thargelia coming up within a weeks time, I have been thinking of the correspondence between the festivals of this time of year.

They are festivals honoring the change of the seasons, fertility of the earth, and the newness of life. Children take an active role in them (as in many other festivals) and this is a very good thing for us and our communities if we are to be multi-generational faiths.

Even if w cannot celebrate the festivals the way we would like because of circumstances, we can always remember to light a small candle or make a pot of lentil soup to share. Remember that the festivals are first and foremost celebrated in our hearts……

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