• A Beltane Ritual Salute

    A Beltane Ritual Salute


    In this salute, a group leader and representatives of the Earth, Air, Fire, and Water quarters participate in a round of  enthusiastic blessings for the high holiday of Beltane. Our group uses it to start the Beltane ritual and get it off to a strong energy launch.

    This also easily modifies into a call and response sequence for the entire group.

    Leader: Why do we come here on this day?

    ALL: To celebrate the rites of May

    Earth: It is the time of the great fertilization

    Air: To feed the seeds of our creation

    Fire: At Yule we saw the spark of light

    Water: Imbolc showed us our choices were right

    Leader: With spring’s new life we plant the seed

    Earth:  With Beltane’s fire our goals gain speed

    Air: At Summer the crops show in the field

    Fire: At Lammas first harvest gives forth its yield

    Water: At Mabon our boon from above comes in

    Leader: At Samhain we burn and begin again

    Earth:  The wheel will turn and the spiral ascend

    Air: The efforts of man and the God now blend

    Fire: Our goals are made manifest; new life is known

    Water: As we now fertilize seeds we’ve sown

    Leader: By light of day and dark of night

    Earth:  We ask for blessings upon this rite

    ALL: In the company of our friends and kin, let the rites of Beltane now begin!

    {The group goes wild with cheering}

    Happy Beltane, Everyone