Also referred to as a triple moon, this symbol is created by a full circle set between crescent moon shapes facing outward on both sides.
So, is it Triple Moon or Triple Goddess?
Short answer? Both.
Long(ish) answer? Each metaphor powers the other.
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As you may have gathered from the shapes, this symbol is comprised of the three phases of the moon - waxing, full, and waning. These shapes don’t just refer to the life cycle of the moon, they represent the life cycle of woman - maiden, mother, and crone.
Maiden | Waxing
The waxing, or growing, moon represents the budding maiden. Brimming with creation energy, new beginnings, purity, youth, and childlike wonder and innocence. The maiden beckons you to open your mind. Goddesses such as Brigid and Persephone are often used to depict the maiden goddess.
Mother | Full
The full moon harkens back to the mother. Powerful, pregnant with possibility, the mother invites (and teaches) patience, responsibility, unconditional love, fulfillment, and protection. You’ll often find goddesses such as Ceres, Demeter, and Lakshmi used to illustrate the mother goddess.
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Crone | Waning
The third phase, the waning moon, relates to the old crone. Also referred to as the hag, she is full of wisdom and signifies not just death but also rebirth. The crone is an invitation to explore courage, introspection, and the metaphorical journey through the underworld. Goddesses Baba Yaga and Hecate are often called upon to portray the crone goddess.
How do I use the Triple Goddess symbol?
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Incorporating this divine symbol into your life and practice is easy. You can use it just as any other symbol - draw it out, carve it into a candle or stone, or wear it as a talisman.
However you choose to use the symbol, it’s a powerful reminder of your connection to the divine feminine and the flow of life itself. Invite the maiden for confidence during new beginnings. Conjure the mother for protection and nurturing love. Call upon the crone for strength and wisdom from the crone.
What’s your favorite way to incorporate the triple goddess symbol into your daily life?