Updated: Sep 28, 2020
Every Maiden isn’t young. Every Mother doesn’t have a child. Every Crone isn’t old. What’s important is the energy each embodies and how it makes itself known. Which Goddess are you?
The Maiden embodies the creative force. Like one of spring’s colorful perfumed flowers, her purpose is to attract. Dancing with wild abandon, she gathers the stuff of life – big dreams, bold ideas, and intense desires. But she’s impatient and doesn’t settle down long enough to bring them into reality. She isn’t supposed to. Her story is about beginning. We see her in the waxing Crescent Moon. The Maiden is usually young…but not always. Regardless of your age, if some new relationship, or new project, or new idea is calling you, slip on your fancy shoes. Dance with the Maiden.
The gemstones associated with the Maiden are rose quartz, blue kyanite, emerald, green tourmaline, citrine, carnelian, rhodochrosite, silver, and clear quartz. Try carrying these around with you, placing them on your altar, or wearing them as jewelry to connect with Maiden Energy.
The Mother embodies the creative act. Sensual, sexual, fertile and strong, she’s the one who weaves the ideas, dreams, and desires, then gives birth to something tangible. She feeds and protects. The energy of the Mother is often seen in her child. But the child doesn’t have to be human. The Mother’s devotion could be to an idea, a project, a cause, or a story. She is the Lady of the Dance. Her story is about fulfillment. We see her in the Full Moon. The Mother is usually of child-bearing years…but not always. Regardless of your age, if you’ve birthed a creation of any sort, give it time and tender loving care. Find a rocking chair. Feel the rhythm. Nurture with the Mother.
The gemstones associated with the Mother are agate, morganite, lapis lazuli, chrysolla, green amathyst. Try carrying these around with you, placing them on your altar, or wearing them as jewelry to connect with Mother Energy.
The Crone embodies creative transformation. She sees far beyond the last note of the dance. What was, is no longer. The Wise Woman, she recognizes that death is only a change and that beyond death is life in a new form. She leads those going on that new path, and comforts those left behind. Her stories are about endings. We see her dark outline, an empty womb, in the waning Crescent Moon, what singer/songwriter Wendy Rule calls “the old moon held by her daughter.” The Crone is usually old…but not always. Regardless of your age, if you know, sense, or feel that it’s time to move on with a project, a job, a relationship, do it. Be bold. Cut the cord. Feel the grief. Walk away.
It helps to remember that the Crone herself transforms…into the Maiden.
The gemstones associated with the Crone are amazonite, amathyst, larimar, moonstone, serpentine. Try carrying these around with you, placing them on your altar, or wearing them as jewelry to connect with Crone Energy.
Skye Vonn - Villa Blue Skye Women Wellness Retreats
Every summer, I spend a week with women from all over the world at my Divine Feminine Flow Retreat. The closing ritual is designed to honor the Maidens, Mothers, and Crone energy.
“We are not just women gathered this night. We are women of every race , creed or color, we come from every corner and curve of the world. While we may not all be related by the blood of our veins, we are deeply connected by the blood of our wombs – even if we have yet to experience the flow, even if the flow has long ceased.”
We discuss the energy of the Triple Goddess. We dress in the color that represent the Goddess we resonate with at the time, White for the maiden, Red for the Mother and Black for the Crone. One by one, each one give tribute to the Goddess she represents. Here are a few examples:
I honor the story of the Maiden. I honor the seeds within me and scatter them as I go.
I honor the story of the Maiden. I represent unlimited potential.
I honor the story of the Mother. I remember to nourish and nurture myself.
I honor the story of the Mother. I offer warmth and light to tender shoots.
I honor the Crone, I summon wisdom into our lives.
I honor the story of the Crone. I know what it means to release and let go. I have the power to cut the threads of that which is finished.
On the beach under Mother Moon, you could be feeling any one of the three energies, remember, age doesn’t matter. What does is that you acknowledge the energy and work with it. During Ritual, we sing, dance, drum, light candles, work with gemstones, write or draw and Say out loud, “I am the Maiden.” Or, “I am the Mother.” Or, “I am the Crone.” You’ll discover layers of meaning only your heart can know. 🌞🌙✨💕