The Triple Goddess
13th Week of Spring, Goddess of the week
This article is part of the Goddesses for Every Season Journey I have decided to take and I am following the book Goddesses for Every Season by Nancy Blair. A year long Journey to meet a different Goddess a week.
The Triple Goddess has three aspects, Maiden, Mother and Crone. She is all three and will change from each one into the other when the time calls or will be all three at once. Each aspect has its own wisdom and teachings. You can connect to them as one or call on one aspect as an individual. She may come to you also as all three in one, or one of the aspects. However she wishes to show herself or it might depend on what you need at the time.
She is the phases of the Moon, Waxing (Maiden), Full (Mother) and Waning (Crone). She is the cycle of life, Birth, Life and Death (and rebirth). She is all knowing and has so much wisdom. From teaching you to have fun, becoming who you really are, to Mothering you and helping you with your issues, to finding and helping you listen to your inner voice, your inner wisdom and intuition.
The Maiden represents youth, new beginnings, enchantment, fun, carefree, excitement and finding yourself. Specific Goddesses who are Maidens are Artemis, Persephone and Nimue as well as many others.
The Mother represents fertility, abundance, fulfillment, stability, creation, destruction, motherhood, nurturing, growth and life itself. Specific Goddesses who are Mothers are Demeter, Frigga, Gaia and Isis as well as many more.
The Crone represents wisdom, compassion, transformation, dark, shadow, destruction, death and rebirth. Specific Goddesses who are Crones are Cerridwen, The Cailleach and Kali as well as many more.
So who are the Triple Goddesses? There are a few that are known as the Triple Goddess and have all three phases, such as Hecate, The Morrigan, Brigid, The Three Fates. There are also many that are put together as triple Goddesses but as individuals, such as in Egyptian Mythology, Bast (Maiden), Hathor (Mother) and Sekhmet (Crone). I will not go into the specifics here, but I have listed some resources for you to find out more about them if you so wish. I am sure they will be popping up in the future on this year long journey, so watch out for future posts.
All colors. Feel what is right for you and what you associate with her or with which aspect.
Moon, Triple Moon, Triskele/Triskelion, Triple Spiral, Triquetra/Trinity Knot, Brigids Cross, Hecate’s Wheel, Spiral Goddess.
All Crystals. Feel what is right for you and what you associate with her or with which aspect.
Once again most but some are Rose (Maiden), Jasmine (Mother), Frankincense (Crone), Egyptian Musk Oil (Triple Goddess) – this has a combination of Frankincense, Rose, Patchouli, Myrhh, Cedarwood, Musk Seed Oil, Amber Oil in a base of Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil. Originally there would have been a musk scent from the Musk Deer also added.
Meditation to connect with The Triple Goddess
Find a place where you won’t be disturbed. Light a candle and some incense to focus. Sit, close your eyes and relax. Take three deep breaths. Set your intention to meet and connect with The Triple Goddess. Say in your mind ‘My intention is to connect with The Triple Goddess.’ Say this three times.
Imagine you are in a forest. The sun is shining through the trees, the wind is whispering and you can hear the birds and bees. In front of you, you see a big tree and it looks different from the rest. How does it look different? You decide to go to it and sit with it. Sitting with the tree, you are so at peace, you could sit here all day. As you sit and relax, soaking in the feelings of bliss, you hear a voice. It says ‘I am here.’ You look around and see someone coming out from behind the tree. Who is it? Is it the Triple Goddess, is it one of her aspects, Maiden, Mother or Crone or all three in three individual bodies?
Take sometime to talk to the Goddess/Goddesses that have greeted you. Listen to them, ask questions.
After a while and when you are finished talking and connecting, you thank her/them and she/they disappear behind the tree.
When you are ready, take three deep breaths and come back to the room.
Write down your experience. Who came to connect with you? Was it all aspects? Was it just one of them? Or was it one who represents all three? What message did you receive? Were your questions answered? What else happened?
My Journey with The Triple Goddess
First I started with a little drumming as I was feeling off and needed a bit more time to focus and get ready to journey. I then drummed my journey and met with my Power Animal who had a message for me to begin with. She then took me to a Tree and told me to sit by it. I felt so at peace here, it was blissful. I could have sat there all day. Beside me was a basket of fruit and started eating an apple. After a while I heard a voice, I looked around and the tree now had a face. It looked like an elderly woman. She said ‘I am the Crone. You need wisdom. You have it inside you but you need to visit it more, listen to your intuition.’ Then an old cloaked lady came out behind the tree and the face disappeared. She took my hand and led me to a spot near the tree in the grass. She said ‘You need to be cleansed.’ A fire appeared and she told me to step into it. I was a bit reluctant but she said it will not hurt. I stepped into the fire. She then proceeded to tell the fire to cleanse me and told me I need to let go of negativity, of anything that no longer serves me. The fire can help, but I have to let it go. So for a while I stood, letting the fire envelope me, taking away all the negative things that have built up in my energy. Seeing the black smoke rise, leaving me. Then the smoke turned white and the fire disappeared. She then took me and sat me down. She sprinkled water over me and asked the water to cleanse my emotions. She then poured it over me and then I laid down. Continuing to sprinkle water and she was doing some healing over me. I saw and felt white light enter me and fill me up. After a little while she said ‘You are now cleansed. You must cleanse yourself more often and not let it build up.’ I thanked her. She then took me over to a cauldron, filled a glass bottle with the liquid that was in it and told me to drink it. She said it would help energize and heal me. So I took the drink. She then said it was time to go and left. I thanked her again.
There was a bit more she told me but I have not written it here as it was very personal to me. I believe the Crone aspect came to me because that is what I needed right now. I had my intention set to meet the Triple Goddess, but just because I had that intention does not mean I will get all three aspects or a specific Goddess. It all depends on where you are at in your life, what your needs are (even though you may not know it yourself) and who wants to come to you. This time it was the Crone who revealed herself, but next time it might be the Maiden or a specific Triple Goddess. Whichever comes to you is right for you at this time. Just trust. Trust this is what you need right now. You can always do more meditation/journeys and see what you get next, or ask specifically to connect with one of the aspects. This is just one connection and if you wish to explore this you should do more. It takes practice and it’s also about building a relationship. If you feel drawn to the Triple Goddess especially, build your relationship with her. Explore the different specific Triple Goddesses and some of their aspects. There are different opinions about these Goddesses and there may be some conflicting information. But read it all, feel what is right for you when it comes down to connecting with them. What do you feel they are? One source may say Hecate is a Crone but another may say shes all three or another aspect. Feel what is right for you. I have researched and what I write here is what I feel the Triple Goddess is and the aspects are. Some sources I do not feel connect to me, but that is ok. This is a path of what feels right for you and therefore is right for you. No path is the same. They can be similar, but there are no rules, just your feelings and the best for you.
I hope you found this information helpful for your connection with the Triple Goddess or one of the aspects. If you would like to have more information I have listed at the bottom a list of resources for you to read.
I would love to hear from you if you have started this Journey with me, connected to the Triple Goddess or any of the other Goddesses so far and want to share your experiences. Please leave your comment below. If you wish to ask me any questions, please do contact me. You can do this either by the contact page on this website, through Facebook, Instagram or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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