The next Pagan Sabbat is Beltane. Falling on May 1st, Beltane is one of the greater Sabbats. On this day, like on Samhain, the veil between our world and the world of the dead is thin. This is a good time for connecting with spirits. This Sabbat is also associated with fertility, love, gardening, protection, life, transformation, creativity, and prosperity. Before long, Bangor area Pagans will be celebrating this Sabbat. The following are some Beltane activities that Solitary Pagans will enjoy.
Weaving is a craft that many Pagans have enjoyed for years. Many items can be weaved by using cloth, wicker, and other materials. Weaved baskets can be used for gathering herbs, flowers, acorns, fruits, pinecones, and several other items that Pagans use frequently. Clothing, pagans, placemats, jewelry, and many other items can be weaved using cloth and other materials. Weaving is a great way for Pagans to be creative.
To some Pagans the maypole is a symbol of fertility. It represents the union of the God and the Goddess. Others believe that it is a symbol of the Tree of Life. Mini maypoles can be made and placed on the table or altar as a centerpiece for Beltane. The maypoles could also be placed on windowsills.
Beltane is one of the Pagan fire festivals. A bonfire or a fire pit fire is a fitting activity for this Sabbat. Dance around the fire. A solitary Beltane ritual could also be performed around the fire. Some areas may require a burn permit.
Work in your vegetable and/or flower gardens. Start preparing the earth for planting. If it is still too cold outside, seeds can be planted in starter pots in the home. An herb garden could also be started on this day. Many department stores sell herb garden starter kits.
Decorating flower pots, window boxes, and other planters is another solitary activity that can be enjoyed on this day.
Gather some pastel colored ribbons and make a braided ribbon bracelet. Make several braided bracelets and give them to friends.