Please join me in Love, water and fire for Bathtub Beltane, a ritual to celebrate the turning of the wheel from Spring to Summer. Sitting directly across from Samhain, the veil is thin at this time, and access to ancestors and the divine is available. Beltane is a time to embrace our sacred sexuality, celebrate fertility and creativity, and empower our own bodies! We will honor the Goddess Aphrodite for her fiery passion in this ritual.
(You can also do this ritual at any time of year to call in your own sensuality, fertility and romance and honor your favorite Love Goddess.)
Ritual timing: About an hour
Ritual options: full ritual bath for whole body or partial ritual bath for feet
Candles (& a lighter)
Epsom salts/bath salts and/or bubble bath
fresh flowers, flower petals, rose water, essential oils poured into the water
crystals in or around your bath
Cake/cookies with oats and seasonal fruits and/or chocolate or whatever is yummy to you
favorite tea/fruit juice in a chalice
a sumptuous towel/bathrobe
natural oil (olive, coconut, avocado, etc...) to rub on your body or feet and legs
You want things that are sensual to you, that make you feel good, maybe even sexy!
Step by Step:
Get all your items set up (make sure you have it all within arms reach including libations)
Run your bath and add all the ingredients you desire.
Light your candles
Enter the bath
Cast the Circle so you are between the worlds of time and space where darkness and light are mixed - so only the good remains within the circle
Sing this song to call in the directions/elements to your body: Earth my body Water my blood Air my breath And Fire my Spirit
Call in Aphrodite and feel her embrace for center/spirit
Look at yourself with fresh eyes, discovering your body anew
Grieve losses and traumas through sounds
Hold yourself, and let the water hold you. Comfort yourself, hug yourself, lay healing hands upon yourself.
Soak, play, enjoy - and share something you love about yourself physically and etherically.
Say drink & food Blessings. Indulge in your snacks.
Express gratitude to Aphrodite and all elements.
As above, so below. As within, so without.
Stay if you will, go if you must, with love and trust. The circle is open, but unbroken. Merry meet, merry part. And merry meet again.
Here are a few supportive videos for context, if you'd like to watch them: