1st May northern Hemisphere
1st November southern Hemisphere
May Day! May Day!
Spring is in full bloom! It’s May Eve and the bonfires are ablaze and there is much merriment. The word “Beltaine” literally means ‘bright’ or brilliant fire’, so the fires have been lit.
They have been created from the nine sacred woods ; the Willow of the streams, the Hazel of the rocks, the Alder of the marshes, the Birch of the waterfalls, the Rowan of the shade, the Yew of resilience, the Elm of the brae, and the Oak of the sun. The ninth wood is uncertain, but was possibly Holly or Ash.
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