Size: 30,3 x 22,6 cm
Materials: Watercolour on watercolour paper
My ninth symbol is the Triple Moon, a symbol used in some branches of Paganism.
This symbol is found in many NeoPagan and Wiccan traditions as a symbol of the Triple Goddess described as the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone, each of which symbolizes both a separate stage in the female life cycle and a phase of the Moon.
- The waxing moon is the Maiden and symbolizes purity, youth, beginnings, rejuvenation, excitement, enthusiasm, enchantment and expansion.
- The full moon is the Mother and represents fulfilment, fertility, stability, compassion, sexuality, giving, caring, nurturing, protection and power.
- The waning moon represents the Crone and stands for maturity, wisdom, intuition, experience, knowledge, understanding, completion, death and rebirth.
In its entirety, the symbol is believed to signify the eternal cycle of birth, life, and rebirth. The cycle of time itself.
The relationship between the neopagan Triple Goddess and ancient religion is disputed, but there are ancient equivalents to the Triple Goddess, for example, in Stymphalos, Hera was worshipped as a young girl, a grown woman, and a widow.
The background was created by letting colours flow and blend on their own.