May Day Can’t Come Soon Enough This Year!


Bright Rose of May offers a reminder of JOY!

Bright Rose of May offers a reminder of JOY!

We need May Day this year more then ever to remind us life goes on, blooms and dances even when there is sadness, tragedy or danger lurking…We Must Choose Joy!

Beltane / May Day — Wednesday 
 
The hills are greening, flowers bloom; there’s birdsong, nestmaking and gardens waiting for blessing. With the Maiden Earth in ovulation, creatures are enlivened, inclined to entwine! Warm hearted, we stretch in the sun, walk barefoot in the new grass, bear the spring rains with good cheer and gratefulness. Passions stir—flashes of sweet desire, hot lightning of anger, gusts of giddiness, heartbreaks of grief and fits of unbearable joy. How to meet these relentless tremors? Dance!
— Marion Spadone © Mother Tongue Ink 2012
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Finding Our Place In the Sun



Mother Earth is Calling

I have noticed many of us say things about want our mothers and I have wondered what the stars are trying to tell us. The best I can figure is the “that which you are seeking is causing you to seek” paradox.  We are in the midst if an Earth Grand Trine.  Powerful Mars, expansive Jupiter and intense Pluto are all in positive cahoots saying “you are grounded and supported in all your endeavors” just pay attention to MOTHER EARTH in the process. For extremely airy fiery folks that can be a healthy but challenging prospect. Giving yourself a big warm ceramic mug Loving Kindness everyday will take you and yours a long way.

Smooth Running

Daily life from now, the end of April until May 15 ought to run smoothly and move forward with ease because all personal planets are direct.  NOW is the time to get projects off the ground as well as set in motion that which will support creative solutions for more dramatic times.  Getting your first aide kits  up to date and your fiances on solid ground are some task that you might want to thin about and are high lighted Now.

The Full Moon Express

The Moon, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Pluto pile up should make  next Saturday’s Super Full Moon intense and busy.  the watery pull of the Scorpio Moon at her closest point to there Earth will shine light on what our place is in the scheme of things and where we need to dig deeper to accomplish what we were sent her to do. Since you are reading this you understand the it’s not an accident that you are here at this cross roads of time.  Ask yourself “What is place in midwifing a new paradigm, a new culture?

Above all it is a time to take stock of what has grown in your garden that you planted at the New Moon?

In the Middle of all this excitement we have the wonderful magical cross quarter celebration of May Day with multicolored silk ribbons of light wrapping us all to a center pole of love and connection.  Get out Dance, Work and Eat Lemon Poppy seed Cake, the symbol of the bright Summer Sun and the seed we are planting.

May Day! May Day!


Ribbons Connecting Us All

THE RIBBONS  OF THE MAY POLE  SYMBOLIZES A RAINBOW OF LIGHT THAT CONNECTS US TO  ONE  ANOTHER. THE POLE REACHES  UP FOR THE HEAVENS AND DOWN TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH TO REMIND US THAT WE ARE KIN, NO MATTER WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE GO.  THE MAY DAY CRY FOR ASSISTANCE WILL CONTINUE TO BE SENT OUT AROUND  THE WORLD WITH DRAMATIC  NATURAL AND HUMAN-MADE EVENTS UNTIL, WE ALL GET THE MESSAGE: TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER AND RESPECT  MOTHER NATURE!

Love is in the Air

RABBIT KISSES BEAR ? I REFUSE TO  BE PESSIMISTIC BECAUSE, THERE IS HOPE IN SPRING. THIS IS A TIME OF FECUNDITY, TIME OF  BLOOMING AND COMING OUT OF OUR CAVE. EVERY YEAR,  IN BERKLEY , THE MORRIS DANCERS CELEBRATE MAY DAY AND LUCY BEAR APPEARS  TO BRINGS US LEMON POPPY SEED CAKE.

SPRING POPS FORTH

THE YELLOW OF THE LEMON REPRESENTS THE SUN AND THE POPPY SEEDS STAND FOR THE THE TINY BITS OF NEW LIFE BURSTING FORTH AS FLOWERS, AS BABIES BEING CREATED, AND OUR HEARTS OPENING TO ONE ANOTHER!  YOU MAY NOT GET TO INSPIRATION POINT AT SUN RISE TO GET YOUR PIECE OF CAKE,  SO HERE IS A SWEET POEM TO NIBBLE ON: MARY OLIVER’S “SPRING”.

Spring

Somewhere
a black bear
has just risen from sleep
and is staring

down the mountain.
All night
in the brisk and shallow restlessness
of early spring

I think of her,
her four black fists
flicking the gravel,
her tongue

like a red fire
touching the grass,
the cold water.
There is only one question:

how to love this world.
I think of her
rising
like a black and leafy ledge

to sharpen her claws against
the silence
of the trees.
Whatever else

my life is
with its poems
and its music
and its cities,

it is also this dazzling darkness
coming
down the mountain,
breathing and tasting;

all day I think of her –
her white teeth,
her wordlessness,
her perfect love.

~ Mary Oliver ~