William and Kate show none of the awkward timidity of Charles and Diana prior to their wedding. They are comfortable in declaring their love and taking on the challenge of a wedding the world will be watching. Like the God and Goddess of Wiccan mythos, like the earth and sun themselves, they seem ready to usher in a season of fruitful abundance, knowing a harvest will one day come. They are taking on ancient roles, mythic mantles of responsibility, with grace and candor. In a world rocked by recession, revolution, and political unrest, this is a must needed symbol of hope.
This Beltaine may not only be a time to celebrate a "fairytale wedding," but to invest in a hopeful mythic truth. The winter is past, the fallow season fallen away, the timid spring sprung, and we governing, squabbling humans will join with the land, making its thriving abundance our own.