Several years ago m’Lady Tony designed a piece that combines the three stages of Womanhood:
the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone.
The idea was to develop the three aspects
into a single shape: the Astrological symbol of Venus.
At the foundation is the Maiden.
She sits cross legged at the base of the piece,
creating the anchor of Womanhood
she holds a chalice that contains a flame
an element that symbolizes transformation,
a promise of the future’s ever changing opportunities.
In the center is the Mother
pregnant she fulfills the promise
and instructs the maiden with her accumulated wisdom of her own maidenhood.
In one hand the bud of a rose;
the other the blossom
symbolizing beauty and passion,
the possibilities that fertility offers.
She is flanked with the stems of the rose illustrating life itself.
Above the Mother and below the sickle moon is the Crone.
Her hair flows into the spider web that encloses their backs
the network of accumulated lessons
of the lives that came before
brought to generations of Women for eons.
With arms outstretched
she holds the wisdom
and reveals the destiny of those who seek her.
The symbol of Venus
is the cross of matter below with the circle of spirit above,
reviling the core concept of Venus
Spirit over Matter: the symbol of love itself.
In its purest form,
Love is that direct link between spirit and matter
without the need for demonstration,
condition or interpretation.
Women hold the very essence of humanity
the ability to carry within them
both the seed of life that brings the next generation
and the wisdom to bring to their children
the knowledge of a better life.
The Maiden Mother Crone Amulet
is a potent piece created as both an amulet
that may be worn but also a focus of life itself.
Although intended to be worn by women,
it also is designed for small alters dedicated to life.
A good gift for girls who have achieved womanhood;
a talisman for the new mother
or for one who has achieved the status
of Wise Woman.