The holy union of Goddess and God, Mother Earth and Father Sky, brings about new life, strong crops and healthy animals.
It marks the beginning of summer, the fertile season. Bonfires are lit to honour the Sun and ask for his protection of the community and for him to nurture the growing crop. It's a celebration of sexuality and sensuality, as this union between man and woman fosters new life.
Beltane night is all about having fun and letting go of things that bind you. You can be as free as you want to be. Dance the night away without a care and do what you feel like. Jump through the fire to cleanse yourself of the old. Dress a tree with ribbons and fill your home with flowers. Dance round the maypole, the great
phallic symbol, representing the potency of the God with the ring of flowers round the top representing the fertile Goddess.
It's also a good time to bring your dreams, visions, desires and hopes to life. As the veil to the other side is very thin, call upon the Fae to help you manifest them. It's a good night for communicating with the Spirits, as everyone is in a party mood.