THE TRIPLE GODDESS
In Wicca, The Triple Goddess is one of the most important and iconic deities. She is seen as having three aspects, Maiden, Mother, and Crone, which are aligned with the phases of the Moon's cycle: the waxing crescent, the Full Moon, and the waning crescent.
These aspects also symbolise the three phases of a woman’s life:
- The Maiden aspect aligns with the waxing crescent phase of the Moon, and represents the young goddess, inception, the female principle, the promise of new beginning
- At the Full Moon, the Maiden becomes the Mother - the great mother goddess. She represents birth, giving and compassion, ripeness, power, fertility and stability
- As the Moon wanes, finally the goddess becomes The Crone, the “Queen of the Night”. She represents wisdom, repose, death, and endings
For Wiccans and Pagans in general, The Triple Goddess is seen as the feminine counterpart to the Horned God, also known as Cernunnos, the male principle of the Supreme Deity. His attributes are strength, virility, loyalty, and courage.
The Goddess is especially connected to the Moon and stars and the sea, while the Horned God is connected to the Sun and the forests. the Horned God and the Goddess are seen as equal and opposite in gender polarity in the wiccan religion.
According to several 20th century witches, the witches' God and Goddess would be the ancient gods of the British Isles.
WICCAN TRIPLE GODDESS SYMBOL
Wearing the Triple Goddess symbol can be a powerful reminder throughout your day to your connection to the divine feminine and all it represents. Using this symbol to honor the Triple Goddess during magical work, ritual worship, and prayer can help call in this same energy.
you may choose to honor the Triple Goddess as your matron deity, but you may also prefer to honor one of these aspects within yourself and your own life phases. Only you can determine whether you are living the Maiden, Mother or Crone goddess era of your life and what that means to you.
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