THE CHARGE OF
THE STAR GODDESS

"I who am the beauty of the green earth and the white moon
among the stars and the mysteries of the waters,

I call upon your soul to arise and come unto me.

For I am the soul of nature that gives life to the Universe.

From Me all things proceed and unto Me they must return.

Let My worship be in thy heart that rejoices,
for behold - all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.

Let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion,
honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.

And you who seek to know Me,
know that your seeking and yearning will avail you not,
unless you know the Mystery:
for if that which you seek, you find not within yourself,
you will never find it without.

For behold, I have been with you from the beginning,
and I am that which is attained at the end of desire."

... version by Starhawk

 

 

THE GODDESS
& THE TAROT

The Goddess is the source of all that is. She who is present in all things; the Divine Feminine. This month we are going to look at aspects of the triple Goddess through the tarot

Here we see the 3 aspects of the Goddess: Maiden, Mother and Crone represented in the Spiral Tarot Major Arcana card "The Moon" Card XVIII:

The Goddess Through the Tarot - The Triple Goddess- The Moon Card  Image from Spiral Tarot Card XVIII
The Moon
-Tarot Major Arcana XVIII
(Click on card for larger image)

The Moon denotes feminine energy and the Goddess is expressed in the moon's faces: Maiden - Waxing, Mother - Full, Crone - Waning

 

THE MAIDEN

Also known as the Virgin or Huntress. She is associated with Spring - and the fresh beginnings of all things, Her colour is white denoting innocence and newness. She symbolises birth and growth and is the energy to call to bring a fresh perspective. Through the Maiden we learn to see beauty in all things and re-experience even the simplest things in our life with joy and freshness.. The Maiden is the aspect of the Goddess that belongs to Herself alone; the unmarried, free young Goddess - the wild Maiden, the Huntress.

The term "virgin" refers to Her independence - She is Her own person - no-one rules Her! The Maiden is the way shower, the keeper of the keys - the seed stage of creation whether that be on a physical, mental, spiritual or emotional level - there is a coy/hidden element to the Virgin. Some examples of the Maiden are Persephone (also known as Kore) and Artemis.


We will l
ook at the High Priestess Major Arcana Tarot card (II) from the Mythic Tarot to explore the Maiden aspect of the Goddess

 

THE MOTHER

 

The Mother aspect of the Goddess is associated with Summer and the ripening of all things -She is represented in the boiling and churning cauldron.

She is the nurturer of all creations. She is confidence and responsibility, joy in every moment, sexual drive, the ripeness of womanhood, and reproduction. Traditionally Her colour is Red the colour of blood and life force.

We will look at the Empress Major Arcana Tarot Card (III) where we see a clear depiction of the Mother Aspect of the Goddess.

 

THE CRONE

The Crone aspect of the Goddess is the least understood and most feared. She has been called the Terrible Mother, the Hag, the Dark Mother and the Wise One. The Crone is winter, night, the abyss, menopause, advancement of age, wisdom, counsel and the gateway to death and reincarnation. She is the regenerator who assists people who are no longer where they were and not yet where they hope to go.

She is the natural end of all cycles. She is the symbol of recycling and recreation from basic elements. Descent into Her cauldron is a time of renewal and rebirth for as something ends and a door closes a door to something new opens.

She is the Light of the Divine Feminine in the dark night of the Soul. She offers Regeneration, Vision, Magic and Healing. She is initiate, way shower, and teacher to others. She is the initiation into the deepest of mysteries and prophecies. She is the wise protector who will take your negativity and transform it in her cauldron of change!

We will look at the Hermit Major Arcana Tarot Card (IX) to experience the Crone aspect of the Goddess

 

"The Goddess" - Featured Ritual Blend of the Month from Divine Potions
(Blend created to honour and celebrate The Goddess in the 21st Century!) Go to Divine Potions to find out more!

 

 

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