Beltane Scottish Culture
Decorate the alter with a vase of fresh flowers and daisies, red and white streamers, plus regular alter tools. You could also include a wicker basket, herbs sacred to the God and Goddess plus a 3ft ribbon.
'I AM HERE ON THIS DAY, BELTANE, MAY DAY, AND THE TIME OF THE SACRED MARRIAGE. I AM HERE TO UNDERSTAND LIFE, DEATH AND REBIRTH AND TO GIVE REVERENCE TO THOSE WHO HAVE ENDURED EACH. I STAND HERE BEFORE THE GATE BETWEEN THE LIVING AND THE DEAD ON THIS DAY WHEN THE SUN IS AGING AND MATURING AND LOOKING TOWARDS MARRIAGE. I AM HERE TO WITNESS THE MARRIAGE OF THE GOD, GREEN MAN, THE WAXING LORD OF THE SUN, AND HIS PREGNANT LOVER, MOTHER EARTH. UNION, A NECESSARY TRANSITION IN THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR.'
Place the herbs or flowers that represent the Goddess in the basket, followed by the God herbs and say:
'CONGRATULATIONS, BELOVED SUN KING'
Meditate upon the goals and symbolic seeds planted at Ostara. Think about how the are stepping stones on the path to achieving your true will. Do any divination's involving love or marriage.
Now is a good time to start planning any weddings, engagement parties or baby showers. You may also say:
'MAY I BE TRIUMPHANT IN MY DESTINY. MAY I ALWAYS KNOW MY TRUE WILL'
Close the circle. Serve strawberry bread and grape juice in your simple feast. Leave the marriage basket on the alter until Midsummer to remind you of your own strive for unity.
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