From Beltane to Solstice

Celestial Recognitions

Being a summer lover, the time between Beltane and Lughnasadh, May 1 through August 1, is my favorite quarter of the year. I love the long light days, the earth in its season of wild growth.

Now is the first half of that quarter of the year- the time between Beltane and Solstice. The time when the light is still growing. This year I felt very aware and attuned with the power of Beltane. The days around Beltane were full of energy, and I felt it in my body and all around. In these past few weeks I have been getting deeper into my body, doing lots of yoga and walking and biking.

My husband and I are fortunate to live right on a 2,000-acre national park that has preserved the natural beauty of the forest of this area even as the city of Washington was being built up around…

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