In years past I've always looked forward to Beltane with extreme excitement. Beltane is supposed to be the time for spring time joy, a time when you can look around and celebrate the fertility of the Earth, but at a time in my life when so many things are coming to an end it's hard for me to get into the spirit of things. I wish I could get lost in the magick of a deep ritual dedicated to Aphrodite but it's so hard to set up rituals here at school. Maybe later tonight I'll find somewhere to go and do something.
Now technically I know Beltane is not about Aphrodite but it is a fertility celebration and Aphrodite is the goddess of love and sex, among other things, so I personally see nothing wrong with celebrating my patroness on Beltane. Maybe one of these years I'll get to celebrate it with a group. I had the opportunity last year but I didn't go for one reason or another, the main reason being that I was entirely too shy to meet up with a bunch of strangers in a town an hour away from my parents. Now I've kind of come out of my shell and am open to joining a group for certain celebrations. I couldn't handle being part of a group all the time because I greatly enjoy being solitary and making my own rules, but I would like to join a group every now and then for celebrations and such.
Anyway, I hope everyone either enjoys, enjoyed, or will enjoy their Beltane. May you be blessed with happiness, fertility in all it's forms, and may the goddess keep her hand on you throughout your life. Beltane is definitely a time of bright blessings and no matter what you guys are going through right now I hope that you are all blessed with light and love. And to Nydia, happy Samhain! I'm so jealous of you, Samhain is my favorite holiday!