Tarot Blog Hop: Beltane

Photo taken from the Beltane Fire Festival page on Wikipedia.
Blessed Beltane everyone. Special welcome to the visitors of Mary Caesto’s Harmonic Spirit. I hope you find my post as illuminating as the other posts in this hop!

This Tarot Blog Hop was run by Andrew McGregor who presented us with a challenging topic of: The Fire tends to all. Beltane is a challenging sabbat for me. It contains overpowering sexual energy that, for me, clouds the true beauty of this holiday. Namely, the ideas of love, new growth, and love of community. I had no idea what I was going to post for this topic, but seeing that I just spent a whole week filled with positive, radiant, loving people in New York City at The Readers Studio, I believe I have found my voice for this topic.

The fire tends to all when we come together in circle to celebrate our passions. The fire re-energizes and fills our cups over when we experience something so deep, so clearly, and the voice of the Universe blends its energy and messages into a voice so clearly that you cannot misinterpret the message. This is the type of experience I had this past week. Before leaving for New York, I felt used, bland, and generic. But after spending a week with people I love, people so excited about tarot as I am, I learned that I am a beautiful dynamic person who is LOVED by her peers without prejudice.

The fire tends to all, to support us, our voices, and helps us transform like a phoenix until we become the best that we can be. That’s when we shine like the stars appearing in the night sky and across the Universe. Or as Rainer Maria Rilke says in the poem You, Darkness, “for the the fire makes a circle of light for everyone.” Which is also what tarot does for those who use the cards.

Thank you for stopping by Tarot Inspired Life. To continue the blog hop, please continue on to the lovely Zanna Starr’s Tarot Notes blog to read her post.

9 thoughts on “Tarot Blog Hop: Beltane”

  1. What a great comment about your feelings before RS and then afterwards. I hope that the rekindling of your fire lasts a long time.

    1. Thank you Arwen. As you can see, I really had a powerful experience at my second Readers Studio and I, too, hope this fire burns brightly for awhile as well.

      Blessed Beltane!
      /innowen

  2. This is such a beautiful and true description of the Readers Studio experience. And meeting you was a bright shining gift in weekend of much light and sparkle.

  3. I’ve always been challenged by Beltane too. What rite to do but have sex outside? Anything else seems dull and sacrilegious But you seem to have found love and acceptance at RS, and that’s the basis of all kinds of human connection anyway, isn’t it?

    Loved that photo of your bustle. Be well, Innowen

    Claire-Marie

    1. Claire-Marie,

      I am so grateful that I’m not the only one challenged by this sabbat. Yes, I’ve found my alternative to the traditional Beltane festivals offered here in the PacNorthwest and The Readers Studio feeds my spirit and soul. You are so right on when you say, “that’s the basis of all kinds of human connection.”

      My bustle rocks. Be well, Claire-Marie and thanks for stopping by.

      /innowen

  4. I would love to go to RS13 – or any number – but I HAVE been to (and organised) lots of TABI’s Conferences. It’s sooooo nice to be warm amongst like-minded people, especially when you feel like you’re on your own with your interest most of the time.

    Lovely post!

    Ali x

    1. Ali,

      I’d love to know about TABI’s conferences. I’ve always wanted to go to one of those! 🙂 And yes, it’s a wonderful feeling to be amongst loved ones who share a passion in the cards.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      /innowen

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