"The cauldron or pot symbolizes cyclical time and the lunar calendar.
is because the cauldron represents the womb of rebirth, the bowl of
held by the Hindu Kali and other goddesses. This blood is the Wise
from the Cosmic Womb. It has been called soma by the Hindus, red
the Celts, and greal by the Welsh Bards. In Vedic myth, Indra stole
so that he could rule over all the gods, a reference to the stealing
importance and power from the Goddess for a patriarchal god.
The Goddess and Her cauldron is the center of all feminine power and
female group. Spiritual transformation can only come through Her
belly-womb. Ancient tradition says that only women can tap into the
power of the cauldron, for only women are made in the image of the
with Her all-renewing womb of rebirth and transformation. This
remains in the figure of the witch and her cauldron.
The cauldron is also the repository of inspiration and magick, as
Cerridwen's cauldron which was sought by the Bards. The Goddess has
been considered to be the source of inspiration and the Mistress of
When a true initiation takes place, the initiate willingly descends
cauldron, she is often filled with ecstatic emotions when she returns
present state. She may sing, play music, dance, prophesy, see
become creative in poetry and prose. In short, she is filled with
spirit and inspiration, the type of power that only comes from the
cauldron. Such Bards as Taliesin stated that they regularly "drank"
cauldron to promote their creativity and divine inspiration.
Magickal Meaning: development of psychic gifts; creative talents
Coming to terms with physical death, either through the death of
close to you, or a very personal experience in dreams and/or