The Age Of The Crone

The Crone is also an archetypal figure, a Wise Woman. She is marginalized by her exclusion from the reproductive cycle,[1] and her proximity to death places her in contact with occult wisdom. As a character type, the crone shares characteristics with the hag.~ Wikipedia Aging. It happens to us all. Women all inevitably move into the age of the Crone.   We’re born, we grow, we learn, we teach, we shrink, we die.   It’s a part of the human experience.   As a woman we move into the age of the Crone as we pass through menopause. Our body changes, our mind changes. It’s a major life shift. For me it has also been a major spiritual shift.   Under the Patriarchy the age of the Crone has for too long been marginalized. Often portrayed as malicious or sinister.   In Wicca she symbolizes ‘the Dark Goddess, the dark of the moon, the end of a cycle’ and in some ‘New Age’ circles this is portrayed as a time of freedom, wisdom and personal power. (Wikipedia). And we all have her within us, men and women.   I’m 53. Very much in Menopause. My cycles have ended and my reproductive years have gone. I now not only feel my body changing I also feel my soul and spirit changing. And the messages I am receiving are to embrace and to celebrate this time.   In an astrological reading from a mentor I am reminded to become the elder and to teach the wisdom I have gleaned. In a dream I buried my child self, although I was actually...

“If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else” ~ Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell said that “If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.” But how many of us lose sight of our bliss? We get all tied up with societal expectations. We have to get a job, earn money to buy a house. Yadda, yadda, yadda. It’s all so SERIOUS.   But shouldn’t life be fun? I’m not saying we don’t need to earn money, of course we do. But for many of us what we love to do, our bliss, is put down by others as not a ‘real job’ and we lose sight of our bliss. Of course for some the structure of a job and career is exactly what suits them but not all of us.   For over twenty years I thought of astrology as a hobby. As a child I said I wanted to write books. I have always loved to travel. I have always been a great listener and often ended up in the bathrooms at clubs comforting some poor girl who was having a breakdown over something or other. People have always said I inspired them. So how come I spent my life saying ‘I have never known what I want to be’. How come I worked a series of uninspiring jobs? Until now.   My answer is that it’s part of my souls evolutionary path. I do have a big BUT though. And that is but what if I had really understood my own chart. I spent so much time looking at other peoples charts more than my own. All my bliss is...