A comprehensive guide to Beltane correspondence. This guide will keep you well informed ready for your Beltane celebrations! Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. To learn more about what this means, please click here.
Green – Green represents nature, fertility, prosperity, health, wealth, and abundance.
Pink – Pink represents friendship, love, femineity, affection, and healing.
Yellow – Yellow represents the sun, happiness, growth, knowledge, communication, and inspiration.
White – White represents innocence, healing, purification, peace, cleansing, and divination.
Brown – Brown represents grounding, balance, the home, animals, and stability.
Emerald – Emerald is a stone of love and healing. It is said to be able to help physical heart problems alongside emotional heartache. Believed to be able to eliminate negative patterns, a perfect stone for confidence and self-love.
Malachite – Malachite is a protective stone that absorbs negativity. It can help you find your inner strength and empower you. It is said to increase your confidence and willpower.
Bloodstone – Heliotrope is another name for bloodstone. Bloodstone is associated with new beginnings, living in the hear and now, and resilience. It is a grounding stone.
Rose Quartz – Rose quartz is a stone of all kinds of love. Romantic love, family love, friendships, and self-love. It promotes emotional healing, helping those that have been hurt in the past to learn to trust again and improves self-esteem. It is also said to aid fertility.
Jade – Jade is a nurturing stone. Traditionally a stone of abundance and prosperity, it is also known for attracting luck and friendship. Jade is also said to be good for matters of love and encourages compassion.
Rhodonite – Rhodonite is said to be a balancing stone that can help keep your emotions stable when facing difficulties. It is said to be good for relationship troubles, bringing the two together to reconnect their love.
Mint – Mint is associated with money, travel, love, healing, and dreams. The type of mint can add more effect to the spell, depending on the intent. For example; peppermint is better for travel spells whereas spearmint is better for healing and dream spell work. However, any type of mint can be used for the above spell work.
Mugwort – Mugwort induces clear dreams and psychic abilities. It also offers protection. It is said to be good for banishing, creativity, divination, and guidance. A mild hallucinogenic that induces psychic visions. Use with care as contains Thujone which can be absorbed through the skin. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use this herb. Prolonged use or large amounts can result in serious illness.
Lilac – Lilacs are fun protective flowers. They are said to protect the home when grown around the perimeter of the house. They are also said to be good for spells that require a short-term fun romance or attracting friendships.
Rose – Of course, roses are associated with love, romance, and sex. However, they can also bring luck, enhance confidence and beauty. They are also said to help make dreams clearer and they are said to be good for truth magick as well.
Willow – The willow tree is associated with the moon, fertility, creativity and inspiration. It is also said to be a protective and healing tree. It has been known as the tree of immortality due to its ability to regrow from fallen branches.
Birch – The birch tree is a symbol of renewal due to it shedding its bark for new bark. It is also associated with love and relationships as it is said that long ago when people married, they would jump over a birch branch to seal the marriage and begin their new life together.
Violet – Violet is great for protection, wisdom, and love. It is good at dispelling hexes and can be used in wish spells, in divination, and for good luck.
Daffodil – Daffodils represent fertility, new beginnings, and prosperity. They also correspond with self-love and friendship, although some believe them to represent vanity and unrequited love. Not to be ingested as the whole plant is poisonous.
Ivy – Ivy has a long pagan history. It is most often used in healing magick, protection magick, and fertility spells.
Vanilla – Vanilla is often used in love and friendship spells. It also has calming properties so is excellent for healing spells and easing stress and anxiety. Vanilla is also associated with happiness, luck, and beauty.
Jasmine – Jasmin has the ability to attract your soulmate. It also attracts money and friendship too. It can also help with divination, dreamwork, and meditation.
Hawthorne – The Hawthorne tree is the traditional wood for the maypole. It is also said to be associated with fertility, happiness, protection, and the fae.
Food and drink
As with most Pagan celebrations, food and drinks are important for the day. Bread, dairy products, and green salads all correspond to Beltane. As do oats, honey, strawberries, and cherries. Wine and lemonade seem to be popular choices for drinks for Beltane.
Combining these foods with some of the edible herbs and spices listed under herbs/incense is a great way to celebrate Beltane. You could make a Beltane cake using cherries and Vanilla. How about a Beltane breakfast of porridge oats drizzled in honey and chopped strawberries? Use your imagination and you are sure to come up with some great ideas to feast on!
Being known as the ‘sex sabbath’ of course sex magick is brilliant for Beltane. It is also a great time for spells concerning fertility, relationships, love, handfasting, and friendships.
The sun is shining and we are heading towards summer, so it is a prosperous time of year making prosperity spells also highly appropriate for Beltane. With so much creative energy in the air, it is also a great time for self-improvement so any spells or journaling to make yourself feel better is another good choice for Beltane.
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