May 14th, 2016 was the day of our first Pagan Sabbat celebration on Mad Lavender Farm: the Dance of the Maypole on Beltane. Traditionally Beltane is held on May 1st but our first attempt was rained out. Mother Nature does not, apparently, hold to our schedule!
In her classic tome, “The Spiral Dance”, Starhawk says of Beltane: “This is the time when sweet desire weds wild delight. The Maiden of Spring and the Lord of the Waxing Year meet in the greening fields and rejoice together under the warm sun. The shaft of life is twined in a spiral web and all of nature is renewed. We meet in the time of flowering: to dance the dance of life.”