The Triple Goddess of Maiden, Mother, and Crone is a triunity deity revered in many Neopagan and Wiccan traditions. These three figures each symbolise a phase of the moon and female life from youth to old age.
Practically all depictions and scholarship of the Triple Goddess are anchored in androcentric views of femininity, so this collection instead reviews these three figures as phases of personal mastery.
The Maiden represents the waxing moon, new beginnings, enchantment, and the novice.
The four corners of the frame feature symbols for the four classical elements of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth.
The Mother represents the full moon, fulfilment, power, and the practitioner.
The centre of the frame features ‘The Great Pentacle’ from the 14th Century grimoire ‘Key of Solomon’.
The four corners of the frame feature symbols for the classical alchemical processes of sublimation, distillation, putrefaction, and solvation.
The Crone represents the waning moon, wisdom, repose, and the teacher.
The four corners of the frame feature symbols for the four constituent parts of the glyph of Dr. John Dee - astrologer, occultist, and spymaster for Queen Elizabeth I. The parts represent the sun, the moon, the elements, and fire.