Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Happy Beltane!

Today is May Day, or Beltane - the time of ritualized sexual license and union, under the full Taurus moon. I am tired, so I will refer you to last year's pedantic posting, in case you need a refresher course, or don't know what the hell I'm jibber-jabbering about.

Go make hay! Oh wait, that's in September... Well, go roll in some, then.

(Henry Fuseli, Titania and Bottom, c. 1790.)


rachel said...

wow, I can't believe a whole year went by. Happy MAy day.

Huckleberry said...

Maid Day?
Damn near May 3 and my place is still a sty.
Where's the complaint department?!?

peteski said...

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .narcissist >

ps. wasn't mayday may 1?

kissyface said...

peteski - narcissist? do you ever explain your oftentimes inscrutable comments?

may day is on the calendar may 1. Beltane is a cross-quarter day, marking the midpoint in the Sun's progress between the vernal equinox and summer solstice. Since the Celtic year was based on both lunar and solar cycles, it is possible that the holiday was celebrated on the full moon nearest the midpoint between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice. The astronomical date for this midpoint is closer to May 5 or May 7, but this can vary from year to year.

steve said...

Well, I missed out on the sex again this year. Somethin's gotta give.

Grant Miller said...

May I sow my wild oats instead?