|My Goddess Circle|
It felt really good, and I didn't feel at all short tempered afterwards. In fact, I went straight to bed for a nap, very peacefully :)
This five layered expression of the Goddess is still on my mind. Yesterday, I read an old post from Lisa Frideborg Lloyd on peri-menopause. The bit that stayed with me (given I'm not at the peri-menopause yet), was that she looked at 4 aspects of a woman's life, 4 aspects of the Goddess: Maiden, Mother, Queen, Crone. As I said yesterday, I'm not very convinced by Marie Brennan's "Bride" aspect. To me, that's not really about a woman's life phase, as much as about joining with another - a choice, but not an aspect of self, maybe? So, if I were to create a five-tiered structure, following the pentagram notion, I might prefer to amalgamate these two into: Maiden, Warrior, Mother, Queen, Crone.
I'll think about this a bit more. If I were to use that structure for a Goddess Pentagram, I think I would use different Goddesses to those in my circle...