Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Maiden, Mother, Crone
The stages in a woman’s life cycle can be broken down into three main parts: The Maiden, The Mother and The Crone. Because hormones play such an integral part in a woman’s growth and development a woman’s psyche goes through a lot of changes as she grows up. These hormones affect the emotions, the experiences and the feelings that a woman contains at the time of the transition.
A woman goes through a lot of physical transformations in her life. Beginning with menstruation and ending with menopause it is indeed an intense time for her. It makes her reflect on her inside and understand her thoughts and emotions. It creates a strong sense of intuition inside them. As a women grows, the psychology of her mind transforms with the changes in her body accordingly.
It is said that a woman must get in touch with her feminine side through any of the three phases she is going through. Some people believe that a woman can have all three factors awakened in her together. To evolve into our femininity one must be conscious of the presence of the three elements in the mind and body. These three elements combined together are also known as the Triple Goddess. By accepting and discovering the Maiden, mother and the crone, we can consciously choose which side to portray.
The maiden is the young girl that is unaware of the ways of the world. She is curious and playful. She feels the need to explore the world and find out its various ways. There are no inhibitions and no one stopping this girl to get from what she wants. She is ready to explore and set out on the various wonders life has to offer to her.
The second stage is that of the mother. She is wiser and more mature. She is responsible and has her priorities set. She believes in doing good things for others. She has compassion and is generous in her behaviour.
The third stage is that of the Crone. This is the wisest of all stages. A crone has lived a full life and has the wisdom to choose from right to wrong. She is self empowered and does not perform any action without thinking. She has honed her intuition skills perfectly.
Therefore a woman’s life cycle travels through these three phases typically. These depict how varied and complex the inner psyche of a female is.