In the Welsh magical tradition I’m from, we honour and celebrate the major festivals on the first new moon after the calendar date. This new moon is our Rose Moon and is also associated with Mistletoe. Mistletoe carries huge significance for us and we offer some mistletoe every time we light a fire.
There are many customs associated with our Beltane celebrations and we start preparing days in advance. The actual day of the ceremony is a full day affair. Part of our preparation includes making a wreath into which we weave our prayers and wishes for the coming tide. The Beltane wreath is burned at Halloween and the Halloween wreath is burned at Beltane. This one contains prayers for us to find harmony and balance.
Beltane and New Moon Blessings to you! 🙏💚