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We're celebrating Beltane by dancing the Maypole Dance!
Beltane

May 1

Beltane, (BEL-teyn, -tin), also known as Bealtinne (Caledonii), Festival of Tana (Strega), Walpurgisnacht (Teutonic), Roodmas (ROOD-mass) and May Day, begins sundown on April 30st and continues to sundown May 1st. Astrologically speaking, Beltane begins when the Sun enters 15 degrees Taurus which is in fact closer to May 5th. Some traditions celebrate on this date, calling it “Old Beltane”. Beltane marks the end of the planting season, and the beginning of pastoral summer. Beltane is celebrated by modern pagans as one of four fire festivals representing the waxing, light half of the Year.

The great central bonfire known as the “Balefire” was an integral part of this holiday. Often complex patterns were formed with the layout of the bonfire, special magickal symbols being used to help bind the magick to the land and ensure that the Years harvest would be a good one. The Balefire was also used to purify and consecrate. One custom involved herding all cattle in a procession through the smoke of the balefire to purify and bless them with fertility and health for the coming season. Newlyweds would jump over the balefire for luck and to consecrate and seal their vows. The next day, coals were taken from the remains of the fire and carried home to light hearth fires, thereby bringing the magick of the fire to bless their homes.

Another tradition of Beltane, one that has survived to this day, is the Maypole Dance. Believed to be originally a fertility rite intended to bless the land with a prosperous growing season, the dance involved the erection of a long wooden pole with varicolored ribbons tied to the top. Celebrants would then dance around the pole with ribbon in hand, winding and weaving the ribbons together. The resulting weaving was kept as a talisman until Samhain, at which time it was ritually burned.

Beltane was also a time to celebrate love, both physical and marital. Though full year and a day handfastings were quite common at this time of the year, marital vows were relaxed during Beltane. In addition to traditional handfastings, one night “Greenwood Marriages” were common during which couples would sneak off during the feasting, dancing, and singing of the festival to spend the night together under the stars and trees. Then next day, they would gather the dew that had formed during the night. It was believed that the dew of the first morning of May was magickal, and anyone who bathed their face in it would be blessed with beauty for the rest of the year.

The memory of winter has faded, and the air is warm and thick with pollen. Birds of the sky and beasts of the land begin the ecstatic mating ballet. The now mature God and Goddess consummate their sacred marriage, taking love and comfort with each other and in doing so bringing love and fertility to the world.




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Bill Jarosin Tarot,
I Ching
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Anya Tarot, Palmistry,
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Runes & Numerology
Thursdays 12:30pm to 7pm
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Jessica Oracle Card Readings
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Chakra Clearings & Healings
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Upcoming Events at Tree of Life

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Friday May 6

Shamanic Goddess Circle

The Taurus New Moon anchors the bountiful creation energy of Beltane with a Grand Trine in Earth.

And crystals are of the Earth!

Bring up to 13 of your crystals to connect to our own Grand Trine Alignment we’ll create together.

Then in our New Moon Ceremony we’ll infuse and power them up with our intentions and desires:

•New Moon Medicine

•Elemental Forces

•Divine Alignment

So Goddess juicy you can?t wait, right? Start asking your stones who wants to participate. Keep them small so you can easily carry all of them.

And remember Diana has beautiful crystals and rocks available!

You are absolutely invited to dress like the Goddess you are!

About the Shamanic Goddess Circle

Reawaken the Divine Feminine within you and reclaim your natural, wildish nature. Did you forget you were a Goddess in order to survive through the chaos of this world? Sink your roots into the ground and feel into the life–giving energy available to us all as women.

Every month is different –just like we are. Join in this open Circle and journey down the powerful rivers of feminine intuition and healing magic. You’ll learn and experience shamanic techniques for personal growth and healing and discover your own personal Goddess self.

Who is Mara Clear Spring Cook?

Mara is a Shamanic Practitioner, Teacher and Reiki Master. She leads Shamanic Circles: Goddess, Drumming and Soul Song (with Jessica Moon Maiden Neagle). Along with group work she sees private clients for soul retrieval, shamanic healing, energy healing, space clearing and blessing, guided journey and more ? both in person and distance. Mara teaches people how to follow the path of the shaman in First Step Shamanic Training and intermediate and advanced Shamanic courses. She also teaches and installs the Nine Rites of the Munay-Ki as taught by Dr. Villoldo and the Four Winds Society.



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Friday May 13

Magical Medicinal Herbology: Herbs of the Sun

Learn the magic and the medicine of plants.

This class will focus on how to use herbs to maintain a healthy body, the spiritual and emotional uses associated with the plants, and get creative with a little magic. Tonight we will shine light on plants that are bestowed with the magical properties of the sun. They offer us brightness, heat, and stimulate our systems. These happy herbs are uplifting and inspire joy. They hold intense power and remind us of our projective qualities.



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Friday May 20

Tarot I: The Major Arcana.

Part One of a Two Evening Class

In this fun and informative workshop we will discover:

  • •The History of Tarot
  • •Aspects of the Major Arcana
  • •Definitions, Meanings, Mysteries & Intents of the Tarot
  • •Popular Tarot Spreads
  • •Simple Tarot Readings

Individual guidance and feedback provided. Books and Tarot decks will be available for use during workshop.
Please bring your favorite Tarot deck (if you have one), water, notepad and pen.

Anya is an International Claircognizant Psychic using tarot, Palmistry, Astrology, Angel Cards, Runes & Numerology as her tools. She has been a Professional Psychic for over 15 years. She has worked in New York, England, Ireland, Peru, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and throughout San Diego County.



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Saturday May 21

Public Full Moon Ritual and Celebration


"...Whenever you have need of anything, once in a month, and better it be when the Moon is full, then shall you gather in some secret place and adore the spirit of Me, who am Queen of all Witcheries."
- Doreen Valiente, "The Charge of the Goddess"

Join us as we celebrate the Full Moon with a Merry Harry Potter themed Ritual!
Together we will craft an elixir to help manifest our goals for the month.
Hogwarts attire welcomed!



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Friday May 27

Tarot I: The Minor Arcana

Part Two of a Two Evening Class

In this fun and informative workshop we will discover:

  • •Aspects of Minor Arcana (4 Suits, 56 Cards)
  • •Definitions
  • •Establishing Intent
  • •Tarot Spreads
  • •Simple Tarot Readings

Individual guidance and feedback provided. Books and Tarot decks will be available for use during workshop.
Please bring your favorite Tarot deck (if you have one), water, notepad and pen.

Anya is an International Claircognizant Psychic using tarot, Palmistry, Astrology, Angel Cards, Runes & Numerology as her tools. She has been a Professional Psychic for over 15 years. She has worked in New York, England, Ireland, Peru, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and throughout San Diego County.

Hogwarts attire welcomed!



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