May Day! May Day! May 1 is my favorite day of the year. As a labor activist it is when we celebrate workers rights. As a witch it is the festival of Beltane, when nature’s transformational powers are released. Since we’re knee-deep in the practical magic of Taurus season, it makes sense to celebrate both.
As the wonderful astrologer Virginia Bellsays, this is the day to renew our commitment to the earth and to the deepest part of ourselves. So make sure to duck outside today and offer the heavens gratitude, maybe a few wishes too. It’s a “help thanks wow” moment for sure.
Awash in Mother Mary blue and sea green, lilac and peony pink, juicy holiness can be found at every corner. I have placed flowers all over my apartment, dressed as a landlocked mermaid (Yemaya at your service) and will repair to the botanical gardens when my writing’s done. Shadows always lurk but it’s important to celebrate this big butterfly light–in ocean, wind, sun, soil, you.