Mother, Maiden & Crone
What is the Triple Moon Symbol? Before diving right into the philosophical side of the symbol, let's first analyze it visually.
First, we have a crescent moon that is in a growing stage. In the center, there is a circle representing the full moon. Last but not least, the crescent denotes the diminishing moon.
Triple Moon is considered to be symbolic of all things divine feminine power – from intuition to creative energy, and wisdom. It indicates the three life stages of a woman.
- The waning moon symbolizes the Maiden through innocence, youth, new life, starts, rebirth, excitement, witchcraft, and growth.
- The full moon represents the Mother: fulfillment, fertility, ripeness, potency, understanding, caring, security, and authority.
- The waxing moon symbolizes the Crone: serenity, maturity, knowledge, experience, knowledge, wisdom, fulfillment, death and rebirth. In its whole, the symbol is associated with the eternal cycle of birth, life, and rebirth.
Sometimes called the Triple Goddess symbol, the triple moon is frequently seen on the crowns or headpieces worn by the High Priestesses. Watch the you tube video from Howcast where Phyllis Curott (a priestess, attorney, and author) dives deep into the exciting relationship between the Triple Goddess and the triple moon symbol.