May 4th 2013
Beltane at Stonehenge
Beltane is the time when by ancient tradition the God and Goddess consecrate their love in sacred marriage and we all want to join in the celebrations. In small towns and villages across the UK people ‘bring in the green’, dance the Maypole, wear flowers in their hair, morris dance or follow the Oss through the streets. Sadly, these traditions that bring communities together have been dying out but they are not gone and in some communities are starting to return once more.
In Amesbury we had so many blessings last year: The Mesolithic dig confirming Amesbury
as having Britain’s oldest sacred site and settlement, the new museum, a fire festival
at Stonehenge in advance of the Olympics, another fantastic carnival involving the
The Amesbury 2012 committee chaired by Andy Rhind-
Aes Dana Grove would like to thank Andy and Becky for organising this event, and all those who attended for each bringing along their own special magic to the occasion. It is an honour (and a great joy) for us to be part of this wonderful community.
Our ceremony was simple. We processed to the heel stone, where Frank led the opening
of circle. Then the ladies led by Kate, with Jazz performing her role as grove May-
Grove members present were Frank, Bex, Claire, Jill, Jazz, Becci, Kate, & Richie, and Nicola.
Above and left, the community gather at the Stonehenge visitor centre before processing through to the ‘monument field’
Above, the ladies taking the Maypole around Stonehenge for the blessing
Bright blessings to everyone in the northern hemisphere as you celebrate Beltane!
To grove members who couldn’t come today, or who we didn’t get to contact in time, apologies. We missed you!