If possible, celebrate Beltane in a forest or near a
living tree. If this is impossible,
bring a small tree
within the circle, preferably potted; it can be of any type.
Create a small token or charm in honour
of the wedding
of the Goddess and God to hang upon the tree. You can make
several if you desire. These tokens can be
with fragrant flowers, strings of beads, carvings, flower
garlands - whatever your talents and imagination
Arrange the altar, light the candles and censer, and
cast the Circle of Stones.
Recite the Blessing
Invoke the Goddess and God.
Stand before the altar and say, with wand upraised:
O Mother Goddess,
Queen of the night and of the Earth;
O Father God,
of the day and of the forest,
I celebrate Your union as nature rejoices
in a riotous blaze of colour and life.
Mother Goddess and Father God,
in honour of Your union.
Place the token(s) on the tree.
From Your mating shall spring forth life
a profusion of living
cover the lands,
and the winds will blow pure and sweet.
O Ancient Ones,
I celebrate with You!
Works of magick, if necessary, may follow.
Celebrate the Simple Feast.