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Become free in the Present

Beltane (May 1st)

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The old May Day and the modern May Bank Holiday, when the light is fast gathering pace, weaving new life and new forms in maypole colours and all of nature is alive with radiant beauty as the Queen of the May dances with Jack o’the Green. This spirit of harmoniously working together in groups is seen in International Worker’s Day or Labour Day. Taurus, fixed earth.

The month of May is about a relationship of opposites coming together, but they are not just to be interpreted literally as male and female. It also includes the relationship of an individual to a group, white to colour and reality to illusion. Weaving is a relationship of opposites where single threads of different colours are woven together to make a fabric. Different elements are woven together to create the many forms of life on earth. On a mental level we take our perceptions of the outside world and weave them into a pattern of memories that we express through words, deeds and our life experience. It is also the relationship of our mind to the group we call our body. (more)