So to celebrate Beltane today I made a mini Beltane altar. I’m not sure where I originally saw the idea although I’m sure it was on Pinterest
I wish I could have gotten a better picture but the shape of the jar makes it hard to do so you may not see all the items
First I cleansed my jar with incense smoke and then I added:
soil- abundance and fertility and life
Crystals- green aventurine, clear quartz, moss agate, carnelian, fire agate and rose quartz (crystals tied to Beltane)
A twig- represents masculine energy
Brightly colored yarn (I didn’t have any ribbon)- represents feminine energy
Immortelle (helichrysum) flowers- represent spring (and when these were given to me I looked up the meaning which I will also share and was surprised to find that they would be helpful in my current transformation/awakening)
According to Katesmagic.com immortelle flowers have a special purpose for “the walking wounded” – those who cannot reminisce for fear of the painful emotions that may be remembered. It is also for those who feel their physical self has lost touch with their soul… Helichrysum’s spiritual purpose is to make self-exposure safe .
Which is kind of fitting for Beltane if you think of it in the sense of a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, I think. Did anyone else do anything special for Beltane?