Beltane, celebrated May 1st kicks off the merry month of May! This fire festival is celebrated with bonfires, feasting, dancing around the Maypole and lots of sexual energy. Also known as Mayday, this sabbat is a time of sacred fertility. The Goddess and the God perform the Great Rite, sacred sexuality, making the land lush and green. Because Maypoles represent the phallic symbol, they are erected into the ground and danced around to celebrate the masculine aspect of the Sabbat. Many Pagans also use a cauldron in their Maypole celebrations symbolizing the womb of the Goddess.
Celebrations begin the eve before Beltane, and the lighting of bonfires would continue throughout the night. The Beltane Bonfire represents the return of the light as the days lengthen and summer begins its journey upon the earth. Renewal and purification rites are performed by jumping the bonfire
Celebrating abundance and fertility, Beltane is also known as the Festival of Flowers. The appearance of flowers around this time of year heralds the beginning of summer and shows us that the fae are hard at work. Opposite Samhain on the Wheel of the Year, Beltane is also the time when the veil between the worlds is thin which allows for divination workings and divining answers with the guidance of nature spirits.
This beautiful handmade Maypole Torch Light Pillar Candle is the perfect addition to your Beltane altar decor. Each snow white pillar is slightly tapered and is adorned with colorful ribbons and topped with fresh flora and a green glass leaf. Each candle burns approximately 65 hours. Made from all natural wax, pure essential oils, essence oils, natural botanicals and pure cotton wick and free from harmful additives, animal and poly based products. I always use a high amount of oils to ensure a high scent throw while lit or not lit placed within your sacred space.
* Please use common sense when burning candles and remove the ribbons and glass leaf before lighting this candle. Read more about CANDLE SAFETY in the shop.
Fragrance: Flora & Faeries ~ Summer Floral, Sandalwood, Musk and Moss
Color: White Magick
Size: 2x9 Tapered Pillar
Burn Time: 65 plus hours
Never leave burning candles unattended and always keep away from children and pets.