We honor goddess Maia as we begin the fertile month of May. She is referred to as the flower goddess, the symbol of pure feminine energy, nurturing & supporting Gaia.
In many stories, she is the eldest of the seven Pleiades nymphs. Daughter of Atlas & Pleione and mother to Hermes.
As earth's magic ramps up & flowers bloom, Maia's energy unites with the sun to nurture future harvests. The union of god & goddess, marking the beginning of summer to the ancients & bringing about prosperity.
Fires are lit to honor her union with the sun by calling forth the growing power of his energy, providing cleansing & renewal. Honor this time of light & growth by making time to honor yourself, your hopes, dreams & aspirations. Allow yourself to bloom as big & as beautiful as May flowers.