"I who am the beauty
of the green earth and the white moon
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,
Let there be beauty and
strength, power and compassion,
And you who seek to know
For behold, I have been
with you from the beginning,
... version by Starhawk
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 Moon denotes feminine energy and the Goddess is expressed in the moon's faces: Maiden - Waxing, Mother - Full, Crone - Waning
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.
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 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
Featured Ritual Blend of the Month from Divine Potions
on the Goddess to go
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