According to folk-lore, there is a trio of female archetypes, those being the Mother, the Maiden and the Crone – the latter often being referred to as a Witch or Wise Woman. Indeed, it is in the last and final stage, i.e. post menopause, that us ladies reach our spiritual peak.
In fact, the Crone side of ourselves is, incidentally, our priestess, healer and internal warrior, should we fully embrace it. The need for direction and guidance from others is no longer required. In short, we start to live life on our terms – without the need to apologize for doing so.
The Crone has gained control of the sacred fire. She keeps the inner fire burning…She has learnt the power of energy retention and transmutation and she can choose how to spend or store her energies ~ Vicki Noble
Sadly, a lot of females tend to suppress their personal transition to the Crone, due to fear of becoming less worthy than younger women, i.e. the Mothers and Maidens. Nevertheless, in doing so, we would be making such an enormous mistake by missing out completely on the benefits ‘Cronehood’ brings, i.e. self-confidence and deep inner peace.
It would be healthier, therefore, to view this chapter of our lives as being the time when we experience the very peak of feminine development and all the understanding, insight, personal power and wisdom it brings. What is there to fear about that?
The excellent news, however, is that we do not necessarily need to be mature to tap into the powers of the Wise Woman. In fact, for Mothers and Maidens, the Inner Priestess puts in an appearance each and every month, i.e. prior to and while menstruating. This is a very good time to relax, self-nurture and release any emotional issues experienced over the last month.
The above said, the Wise Woman can be turned to for advice during any periods of change. However, she will urge you to ask yourself questions such as:
Do I really want this?
Is this reflective of my true self?
Would my achievements result in the highest good for all?
Is there anything that needs to change?
Should anything remain the same?
The Crone’s advice is to not fear asking questions, such as the above, but to also fearlessly look at the answers and having done so, take action.
The Crone is closely associated with the waning moon so you may wish to particularly seek her advice in the week which leads up to the phase of the New Moon.
Women are exhorted to fight and deny their age by every means in their power….It must be a sad world when what every mother wants for Mother’s day is ‘younger-looking skin’. That is one thing she is never going to have, not even if she endures all the agonies of a face-lift ~ Germaine Greer
Have A Goddess Gathering
A genuinely lovely way of celebrating your personal transition to Crone is to gather together some close female friends (their archetypal phase is irrelevant) and celebrate with some quality wine, herbal tea and healthy food, plus a holy object.
After eating, get into a circle, light some candles and incense, and place all the holy objects in the middle for decorative purposes. At this stage, each of your friends needs to relate, in turn, a personal life story, within which there is an important lesson, to everyone else, while anointing themselves with a beautiful essential oil of their choice.
Create A Sacred Space
There are other equally effective ways of bringing the power of the Priestess into your life, such as creating your own sacred space. This can simply be a part of your room where you place stimulating photographs, stones, crystals and candles which are reflective of your personality.
You may also wish to consider creating a ‘womb bowl’ to remind yourself, on a regular basis, of the presence of the Crone in your life. This will be representative of your femininity and you simply collect objects which are special to you, so as to strengthen the spiritual ties you already have with her and place them within it.
When in your sacred space, however, please do not forget to recite a magical prayer on occasion. For example, you may wish to ask the Crone to advise you as to the very best course of action to take in any endeavor, so as to bring about the best possible outcome for all concerned. Ask her to guide you as you navigate your way through life and to uplift and heal your spirit when necessary. Finally, do make her aware that you are open to change and any challenges that change may bring and for her warrior-like strength to guide you every step of the way.
Make Time For Meditation
Meditation is yet another excellent way of connecting with your Crone because when your mind is still and quiet she will whisper her words of wisdom via your instincts. Don’t forget to listen!
| PsychicAccess.com.Lucinda is a highly trained Intuitive and Empath, living in a beautiful village in North Yorkshire, England. She possesses the rare gift of understanding a client’s personal pain and has been through many challenges, herself, which has only made her stronger! It is both her calling and her happiness to help those in need. And whenever she needs a little help herself, her Guides are always there to assist in her development and provide clear interpretations for her clients. Prediction has always been a great tool she could count on to accurately foretell events, but Lucinda also draws on her expertise with Dream Interpretation, Numerology, Angel Cards, Law of Attraction and Life Coaching to provide full and detailed solutions to any problem. A member of AMORC and Beyond Freedom Evolution, she provides inspiration, education and personal support for spiritual development. If you’d like answers or want to attract your desires, you can find Lucinda at |
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