High Day: Beltane

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A virtual Beltane with CedarLight Grove.

Our Beltane rite will be Zoom only for everyone but the ritual team due to Covid restrictions. We will open the Zoom at approximately 4PM
Pre-ritual brief: 4:30 PM
Ritual start: 5 PM
Prayer: Nurturing Relationships To Foster Growth
Deities of the Occasion: An Dagda and the Morrigan.

Lore of the Season & Ritual Information

Our previous omens and Earth have led us towards a focus on Nurturing our relationships with each other and with the Earth just as an Dagda nurtures his relationship with his wife, an Morrigan who is the goddess of sovereignty, the land itself.
Prayer: Nurturing Relationships To Foster Growth

Deities of the Occasion

Ogma for bardic inspiration 
Finn MacCool the warrior to protect us from that which would bring us harm
Mannanan MacLir as the gatekeeper
An Dagda, god of the Druids, Druid of the gods
An Morrigan, goddess of sovereignty, the great provider and prophetess
as Deities of the Occasion

Suggested Offerings

  • Alcohol/Beer  (not on the ground please)
  • Incense, Flowers, & Herbs
  • Bardic works you have created (please let the ritual team know ahead of time
  • Hand-crafted items
  • Main Offering:  we are going to do a magical working in which we all write down any drama, pain, illness, grudges, or grief that has been weighing on us in the last year (or more) on a piece of paper, which can be folded, tied, or put in an envelope. It can be anything that pisses us off and we want to let go of, preferably big stuff that’s affecting our relationships. We will pass around a basket to collect the letters and burn them in the fire to release and transform them so we can move on and grow.Folks at home can either arrange to have their letters sent to the grove or have a safe way to burn at home.

PLEASE NOTE:  We take oaths very seriously.  Any oaths given as an offering MUST be cleared with the Senior Druid prior to the High Rite. Please see Caryn upon arrival if you plan on giving an oath.

Ritual Etiquette in a virtual setting

  • Make certain that background noises are kept to a minimum as they will be picked up by your microphone.  If that’s not possible, mute your mic and enjoy the rite that way.
  • Parts that we all speak or sing along, the group will be muted.
  • Do not honor deities of different pantheons than those being honored at this rite
  • Have your offerings set up near you and whatever you want for the waters of life
  • If you want to pull you own omen, then you will need your divination tools nearby
  • Offerings will be mainly given in silence as a group, but if you have something you wish to say, sing, or recite, let the Chief Liturgist know ahead of time so they can make time for your offering

What to Bring?

Other than what was discussed above, you may want snacks and something to drink with the folk after the rite.  

Suggested Seasonal Food:

  • Finger foods
  • Salads:  vegetable, pasta, potato, etc
  • Red colored foods (strawberries, cherries, etc)
  • Anything Seasonal!

Dress for the Weather if you are joining us from an outside location.

Cost/Donations $10 per person

All CedarLight events have a suggested donation of $10 per person. This can be contributed to Dagda’s Cauldron online via paypal to cedarlightgrove@gmail.com. All donations go towards CedarLight Center bills and upkeep.