Tra la! It's May, the lusty month of May. That lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray ... It's May! It's May! That gorgeous holiday when every maiden prays that her lad ... will be a cad! -- "The Lusty Month of May" Camelot by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe The Celtic holiday of Beltane on May first was the feast of the Goddess and a popular pretext for ribald, earthy, fertility rites. The Celts could not have picked a better time. Spring hits her stride in the northern hemisphere and nature explodes in flower, scent, and bird song. It's also a good opportunity to look back at how far we've come since Winter Solstice, enduring the cold of January and February, while quietly invoking our vision for 2014. Then, in March and April, we listened for clues and invited our vision to reveal itself. Metaphorically, we devoutly tilled the soil of our consciousness, preparing it for the seeds of personal choice. Now the cycle has shifted: it is time to take a stand. What would you plant this spring in the garden of your life? What is your heart's desire? Your soul's sweet calling? In the coming weeks, take time to choose and speak your vision. Don't worry if you feel a bit uncertain. You can refine your vision even change it, as the year unfolds. The important piece is to articulate it now. Just as plants and flowers put forth spring buds in full faith that they'll blossom into beauty, it is time for us to voice our hopes, dreams and visions. They year is unfolding quickly now (where did April go?) as the earth marches onward toward the year's dramatic half way point: Summer Solstice. Now we must make a choice.