The 2019 cycle of the Wheel of the Year continues with Beltane, also known as May Day or Walpurgisnacht in some traditions. This Cross-Quarter Day is a popular Fire Festival ushering in the deep heart of Spring, and for some places, Summer. Falling on April 30th/May 1st each year, the date of Beltane marks the halfway point of the Spring season in the Northern Hemisphere. Lusty, mischievous, and playful, the spirit of Beltane is light-hearted but serious about fun. Marked by massive bonfires, maypoles and “greenwood marriages” that only lasted a year and a day (or one long lovely night), Beltane is a holiday focused on celebrating the fecundity and power in the exchange of energy and passion between humans.
Seating is limited to 25 students.
Classes will take place at Mortlake & Co. Bookstore and Art Gallery
121 Prefontaine Place in Pioneer Square
A limited number of sponsored tickets available for low income, BIPOC, and
If you can sponsor a seat, please contact me.
5% of tickets sales from 2019 classes goes to Real Rent Duwamish.
In the eight-part Wheel of the Year series, educator Meagan Angus provides tools and guidance toward reconnecting with these natural rhythms and reclaiming our relationship to ourselves via the Wiccan Sabbats. During the lively two-hour classes in a relaxed setting held at Mortlake & Co. in downtown Seattle, students come away with a better understanding of the sabbats observed by Witches through lectures on the cosmic interplay that occurs during astrological, astronomical, and meteorological shifts, the effects these events have on us, and the common threads in traditional observances around the world, both modern and ancient. There is no beginning nor end to The Wheel — it spins eternally. By learning how to mark these eight cyclical celebrations
- A look at the history of the holiday from a modern Pagan/Witch/Magickian standpoint
- Comparison of concurrent holidays in other religions and traditions, with a heavy emphasis on myths, deities, archetypal themes, and symbolism
- The significant astrology of the season, especially lunar
- Astronomical and geological events concurrent with the season
As well, we’ll discuss ways to bring this information into your personal spiritual practice, including:
- Suggestions for creating an altar
- Common and traditional forms and methods of observance
- Meditations for ritual use
- Correlating herbs, crystals, Tarot, colors, and more
Within the class setting, there will be an altar set up relating to the Sabbat for demonstrative purposes as well as participatory. You are encouraged to bring items to add to the altar to energetically charge. Started in 2015, the Wheel of the Year classes taught by Meagan