"You used to be wild here. Don't let them tame you."- Isadora Duncan
Those of us born under fire signs (Aries, Leo, Saggittarius) have a natural affinity to passion, creativity, virility, rebelliousness, enthusiasm (we can also be hot-headed, tempestuous and a bit out of control). This fire energy is available to all of us natural fire sign or otherwise. For some fire may need to be cultivated, for others it may need to harnessed.
According to Aristotle fire occupies a place between earth and air in the elemental realm. In this way I see fire as a connection between our grounded state of humanity and our connection to Spirit. Fire speaks to our primal connection to our truth, our passion, the qualities within and externally that are worth fighting for.
I am here today to speak to the need to couple our compassion, our heart-centred awakeness with a fire to effect change, a fire to liberate others, a fire to remember our essence and to not be tamed by the mundane world. I am writing today to pay homage to Prometheus who stole fire from the Gods to create light for the human world but was then punished for his kindness, to remember Hekate the fire-bearer, to speak of Agni the ever youthful fire God who accepts and purifies our sacrifices. I am here to honour Archangel Michael, the winds of the South, Tigers, Dragons, Hawks and the beautiful Phoenix who reminds us of our own transformative powers. May we never forget a time when light was not available at the flip of a switch, when we used to cultivate fire to warm us, to purify our food, to light our darkness, to create community circles and to remind us simply by being of our connection to our own passions. May we remember this relationship and our ability to create light and warmth for ourselves through fire. Today on Beltane, let us honour fire and remember that we are called to remember, to honour those who have come before us and to carry wisdom to our children's children...