Light the fires of celebration with Beltane’s invigorating energy
Beltane—also known as May Day—is a time of fertility and growth. As the start of the summer season, Beltane is the perfect time to put plans into action. This guide to the history and modern celebrations of Beltane shows you how to perform rituals and work magic for protection, abundance, and more.
Beltane is Book #2 in Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials which explores the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones of the witch’s year. The entire series is available at Illuminations.
Melanie Marquis is the founder of the United Witches global coven and the organizer of Denver Pagans. She has written for Circle, Pentacle, and the American Tarot Association. Melanie’s books include Llewellyn’s Little Book of Moon Spells, The Witch’s Bag of Tricks, A Witch’s World of Magick, Beltane, and Lughnasadh. She is the cocreator of the Modern Spellcaster’s Tarot and the coauthor of Witchy Mama. Melanie lives in Denver, Colorado.