In Goddess Spirituality the Goddess is seen to have many aspects. These aspects hold certain characteristics and attributes as theirs; Juno is a wife and mother Goddess. She govern marriage and family and is also Mother of the Roman pantheon of Goddesses and Gods. Minerva, another Roman Goddess, governs the arts and war. She is considered a maiden Goddess.
One of the ways we most frequently identify the Goddess is in Her Maiden, Mother, Crone (Wise Woman) aspects. These aspects characterize stages in the Goddess’ and in women’s lives. So, who then is the Queen? In between each of these stages their are transitional stages. For Maiden to Mother the in between is the Temptress/Warrior. For Mother to Crone(Wise Woman) there is the Queen/Guardian. This makes much more sense than Maiden Mother and Crone with no in between stages for who jumps from one major stage to another without making the journey from one to the other.
Let’s focus on the journey from Mother to Queen/Guardian to Crone (Wise Woman), specifically the Queen. As you can see from the aspect names the Queen has already gone through Her years as Mother. She has raised and nurtured children or careers and projects, or both. She has accumulated an enormous amount of knowledge, wisdom and experience in Her years. She knows what She knows and She knows how to use that knowledge. She has great worth and value and is an asset to family, friends and community. This is despite the fact that pupular culture adores youth and inexperience. Goddess Spirituality honors the woman in all stages of life.
Many Women/Queens are given or take on a new purpose and/or a new direction at this time in their lives. And why not?! This is a powerful woman and Goddess. This is a leader, a guardian, a Queen! This is a powerful and creative time! It is an exciting time of new and endless possibilities! We can explore our passions and we have the knowledge and wisdom to know what to do with it! The world is open to us and we are open to the world.
Fo me; this stage opened a whole new world up. The purpose I was given and chose to take on was and is ‘To Encourage Women To Empower Themselves!” I have formed a women’s coven/circle honoring the Goddess and each other. We have been together for about seven years now and continue to grow and gain knowledge and wisdom. We delight in celebrating the Goddess and Her seasons together. We encourage and support one another and look forward to more years together.
For you; I encourage those of you in this special and powerful time to allow your Queen to blossom. Embrace this stage and allow it to embrace you! This is a vibrant and sexy time! Allow noone to tell you that you are too old to begin anew! What are your passions? your dreams? your wishes? What do you love doing more than anything else? Explore this!
Then Go, Be, and Do!
Be the Queen that You are!!!