This is a time when we must turn to the great mother and ask her to teach us how to evolve, remind us how it is we are connected to all of life, and ask her to guide us once again in the act of remembering who we truly are.
It is Mother Nature herself who holds these clues and awaits us to turn to her and ask. Returning to what our ancestors spoke in their stories, what they left behind inside our blood, and the whispers on the winds as they speak waiting for us to listen. Look up children of the stars, look up and see your place in the great circle of life. You are connected, you not separate, and above all, nature is not to be feared but to be explored once again with an open heart.
It is important for us to begin with understanding our place in the circle of life. To understand what cycle of the moon we are living as we dream our dreams into what we want to be and what we want to give humanity in this collective time of remembering.
The ancients spoke of the many phases of the moon as a symbol or metaphor of the many phases of our lives. Each phase looking and feeling different but all part of one cycle. We can use this metaphor as an anchoring guide when we begin to learn about the great stories and the great meanings awaiting us. Think of these great stories or mythos as blue prints to showing us our god codes that are dormant within our bodies. It is through our awareness that we manually activate these codes. Then we are ushered into an initiation in how to use and embody the codes of knowledge and wisdom within.
We must know our place in the earth cycle and what it is we must learn from every phase so that we may be initiated into the next cycle. Many times in modern life we are not aware of these cycles and sometimes do not initiate to the next level. This is because there has not been a proper acknowledging of the beginning of a new phase the end of an old one. This is a powerful rite of passage for us all and when we are stripped of that experience great suffering may occur as a person feels lost. Time will continue to go on but they struggle with not knowing how valuable they are to society and how much they have to give at every age of their life.
Let us honor now these phases of our life and give them names so we can better understand where we are in this great cycle. Keep in mind that age is only one factor in gaging where we might be in our cycle. Sometimes when we haven’t fully received all the gifts from a cycle and mourned the end of one into the next we can be stuck at one level even though age tells us we should be at the next. Also, young women can feel great connection to the crone archetype because they may have played that role many times before and feel quite comfortable viewing life from that perspective. However there is wisdom to be gained in our current earth body who reveals it’s teachings as days pass and we embrace where this current earth body is in each phase.
As we grow beyond the years of being a child we move as a young woman into the Maiden phase, into the Mother phase, and then Crone phase. This is called the holy Trinity of the Divine Feminine.
As a blossoming young woman emerges from childhood, she ventures into the unknown as an unwed warrior exploring everything with new eyes and an open heart. She is excited to explore many worlds, many realms, and dance with every experience that finds her way into her heart. She belongs to no one and is free to fly, play, and discover. In that inner quest for freedom and adventure she begins to learn what she prefers in this world, slowly realizing the qualities in life that bring her the most joy and what brings about the most pain. She is playing with her power as a woman, exploring her sexuality, and understanding what power it holds and just how much of that power to share with the world. Still connected to her inner child, she is seen as a protector of the innocent. She is the living expression of a new bud blossoming as erotic innocence inside the chrysalis of womanhood.
As the maiden learns to consciously create, to set healthy boundaries, begins to feel a deep calling inside to nest, she begins the journey of creating something much larger than she. She begins to fall in love with true love inside her own soul. True Love takes her hand and together they vow to create life. She moves from maiden to mother when she begins to dance in the world with the intention to create new worlds, as masculine and feminine become one within her own heart.
This intricate phase of motherhood can be one of birthing her gifts, her creations, and life work into the world or giving physical birth…no matter the form, the cycle of the mother phase comes in strong when a woman is ready to lay down her maiden life devoted to ventures aimed in self exploration to instead a journey devoted to a life of her creation.
This phase of mother is powerful and slowly unfurls to show its majesty over decades of time. As a young mother feels fear of the unknown, she has yet to be fully taken by the passion in her soul which only time can show her, inorder to feed a new creation. This creation is born from the depths of her being and undying primal love becomes the internal drive to nurture it to its fullest expression and watch it grow in awe.
She can celebrate union in this phase as she learns to wield her power with her life mate and begin to dance in harmony with love of generosity, prosperity, and abundance not only for themselves but for all those around them. A living embodiment of divine masculine and feminine within the heart of both man and woman.
She will be initiated many times as she wields her prowess of love through the caverns of challenge and dares to create in realms she never knew possible. As she is tested through out her days, love prevails and wisdom begins to take hold in her soul. She is an initiated creatrix in her own right giving refuge to those in need, sustenance to those who share in her love, and un-ending devotion to those who honor her as a giver of life and all the beauty that comes in the sweet moments of her hearts embrace.
The Crone is traditionally a feared phase of the feminine for both known and hidden reasons. Current western society has deemed aging as something to be feared rather than celebrated. Most would believe that aging is a time of loosing our value as a woman because we age and loose a youthful look. We’ve been programmed to think that looks of youth are the ultimate sign of power for a woman. This is the opposite of the truth. This truth is hidden in the origins of this now societal collective fear. Long long ago it was common knowledge that the Crone phase of the feminine was the most powerful and the most connected to the mystery of all of creation. This phase is connected to divinity in a way that supersedes any logical understanding and is the fullness of the embodied wisdom of the feminine.
The Crone has lived all the cycles. Experience and time has allowed her the physical ability to touch true wisdom & true knowledge that has been arduously earned not given. Her intuition has heightened beyond the abilities of most and easily she sees through the illusions of the world. She has eyes that can pierce any soul with a truth so brutal, that most would feel uncomfortable in her presence. In tales of old we saw her as an oracle and a medium between worlds. Eventually she was depicted as an old scary witch living in a dark place casting spells on people. Remember? Fear was part of the initiation to approach her as we had to be brave enough to be fully seen in order for her to reveal to us the wisdom beyond our understanding.
The Crone has magick beyond the known , she has an unimaginable fierce love for all of existence that can not be compared by any other. She stares into the night daring to unveil the mysteries of this world and lives another day to tell the tale. The Crone is the mother of wisdom, mother of the mother who knows all.
The Maiden, The Mother, The Crone: all as phases of the Moon to make the entire face of the divine we call the great She, the great mother of all existence.
In love, In awe of All the many faces that is within both man and woman