Observing Beltane


How a Triple Water Sign Observes the Fiery Sabbat of Beltane

I don't know, maybe it's because my rising sign, my sun, and my moon are all water elements, but this fiery sabbat makes me so tired every year. Like, knocked out by late afternoon, deflated ball, TIRED. And this year was no different. 

It started off with waking early to get some "homework" done for a fellowship I am part of. Then there was the fellowship meetings, which was three hours long and jam-packed. Very intense. This very well could have contributed to my lack of energy by 4pm. Either way, I found myself wanting nothing more than to get cozied up in my room to watch the Derby and then some romcoms and go to bed relatively early. Go figure. 

No bonfires for me. No dancing circles. No fiery festivities. And you know what? It makes me think of that new-ish movement/expression: JOMO. The Joy Of Missing Out. 

I have so much going on all the time, I don't minnd a sleepy day here or there to make me rest and recuperate and then be ready for the next round of busy-ness. 

What I Did for my JOMO Beltane "Celebration"

I watched Moonstruck, in honor of Olympia Dukakis, who had died on May 1. This romcom with Cher and Nicholas Cage is seriously one of the best, quirky little films! I don't think I was allowed to watch it when it first came out because I was too young. I think I watched it sometime in the early 2000s on DVD. And so this was really my first time watching it. It's SO CHARMING!

I also ordered eggplant parm with angel hair for dinner and for dessert limoncello cake. Because one cannot watch this movie and not crave Italian dinners and desserts. It was delivery from the local pizza shop, Olly's Pizzeria, and it was delicious. 

Prior to that, I opened a bottle of prosecco I had in the fridge and watched the Derby, while looking through old pictures of Derby's past. I'm almost fully vaccinated, and I cannot wait until I am so that I can go to things like Derby Day celebrations again. In the meantime, taking time to look back on all my Kentucky Derby hats, fascinators, and ensembles was pretty fun, too. 

How was your Beltane? Though it was low key, I enjoyed mine quite a lot!