What the heck is a Crone?
In the simplest of meanings: A Crone is a post-menopausal woman. No longer able to bear children.
The traditional meaning: In ancient times, the Crone was an older woman who enjoyed a special, revered status. The elder woman was viewed as a fount of wisdom, law, healing skills, and moral leadership; her presence and leadership were treasured at every significant tribal ceremony and each personal occasion from birth to death.*
The meaning of a modern Crone today: The modern Crone is a healthy, vibrant older woman who has the wisdom of a lifetime of adventures and experiences. She has done everything that society has expected of her and is now in a stage of life where she has gained enough confidence to step fully into her own power and to imagine, create and fulfill her wildest desires. Get out of her way folks, this old lady has got things to do!
*Traditional meaning taken from cronecouncil.org