The Meaning of May Day

Posted on May 1, 2013



A robin who spent all day Saturday building the nest now waiting on babies.



First dip in three pool for 2013…even if it was just up to the knees!
It was cold, but felt good in the hot sun yesterday afternoon.

Here is everything that is important about May Day.

What is May Day? What does it mean to our world, if anything?

This ‘celebration of days’ and dates is an evolution of the practice of keeping track of the trajectory of the Sun and Moon.

There are four major markers, two solstice, two equinox. There also four minor markers called cross quarter days. These days mark the measurement when the Sun is directly between any of two of the major markers.

Many people may have noticed by now (in life) that the Sun gets lower in the sky during the winter and higher in the summer. These cross-quarter days are the times between being lowest, in the middle and highest in the sky.

In the Old Way of Time Keeping

Spring begins: February cross quarter Day: this year 2-6-2013 1:06 a.m. EST

Summer begins: May cross quarter Day- this year 5-5-2013 10:20 p.m. EST

Fall begins: August cross quarter Day-this year 8-8-2013 2:30 a.m. EST

Winter begins: November cross quarter Day: this year 11-6-2013 9:00 p.m. EST

May’s cross-quarter day is on May 5th this year. It happens at around 10:00 p.m. EST. This is the angle that ushers in warm weather and the crux of the growing season. Planting can begin in earnest and we can almost watch things as they grow.

It is a time of the affirmation of renewal, that the seemingly dead will come back, not as the exact self or thing, but as an evolved version of the complete past.

As a species, we have learned to behave according to these patterns. In our technological, materialistic age, we celebrate them with gifts, but at one time the sun and moon markers were the only clocks we lived by. When to hunt, gather, fish, pick and pluck for the best, most optimal harvest/outcome is affected by the cadence of the Universe. The Sun and Moon happen to be our closest and largest “boats” in the energy ocean.

Anyway, the other thing is that with birth comes a crossing between spiritual and physical. At these times, there is a very thin separation, and we see, hear, smell, feel and know many things from different perspectives. It is a time when we are most able to tune into those we love and those we go to for guidance, both in Spirit and in Human. Take some time to listen, look and feel for much needed energizing and affirmation that this life is The Best one….everyone needs to know that and be reminded once and a while…from other dimensions, not just this one!

Enjoy the week of celebrating our Supporter of Life, Earth. Find new ways to take better care of Her and to use Her resources to support our health.