There are multiple symbolic references associated with this term. It refers to the waning and dark phases of the moon, the post-childbearing phase in a woman's life, and the third aspect of the Wiccan Goddess. The Crone is frequently associated with wisdom, maturity, death and rebirth, and spiritual peace.
The aspect of the Goddess representing old age and wisdom. She is symbolized by the waning moon, the carrion crow, the cauldron, and the color black. Sabbats in which to worship her are Mabon and Samhain.