In humans, as in nature, there are two types of energy – masculine and feminine. Each of us contains the strength of both, regardless of our gender. Of course, in men, the masculine energy is more pronounced, and in women – the feminine. When we talk about these invisible forces, we do not mean sexuality and various inclinations, but something deeper, hidden in our subconscious – our way of acting and our inner intuition. In this blog article, we will talk about how the different types of energy affect us, emphasizing more on the feminine one and what is its role in astrology. We will tell you more about what the ancient religions conceived as the feminine principle and what it is related to.
Let’s first see what the different energies are related to and what their essence is. Some sources claim that the left side of the brain is responsible for feminine energy and the right part for masculine energy.
And only when we manage to understand, accept and develop both – we become whole. But why is this so? We will try to unravel this mystique by getting acquainted with the characteristics of the first one and then the other. Masculine energy is responsible for our actions – our ability to express ourselves, think, and be active. Another aspect of it has to do with planning and decision-making, upholding ourselves, and our ability to manage and control. On the other hand, feminine energy is characterized by wisdom and intuition. It is directly related to the expression of different feelings and desires, of all those motives and stimuli that are deep inside us. That is why we can say that both contribute to our development, and it is essential to understand their complementary nature.
In astrology, the woman and her power are associated with the Moon and Venus. When we talk about our motives, our care for others
and ourselves ( Care and its essence ), as well as our needs, we connect them with the moon. It shapes our emotional world – our attachment and trust in others, as well as our relationships with partners. Venus, on the other hand, is associated with building a value system, learning to make choices and criteria for them. This, in turn, is a passive principle that is deeply tied to our self-esteem and does not require any action. In conclusion, we can say that these aspects play a huge role in the feminine beginning in us.
Let’s talk about the feminine beginning in some of the ancient religions, and what it is characterized by. Speaking on this subject, we cannot help but think of Buddhism and its view that perfect wisdom, which is the principle of the creation and birth of all that is, is connected with the feminine beginning. In this line of thought, Buddhism believes that this principle has the power to transform and construct the laws of the universe. This, in turn, makes it the basis of space and emptiness, and as such, it is primary, devoid of any duality. On the other hand, the feminine beginning is also the cause of multiplicity, and hence duality.
Due to this, this emptiness is divided and the outer space is responsible for the masculine beginning, and the inner – for the feminine.
In ancient Thrace, the main deity was the Great Mother Goddess, whose self-conception and the birth of her son – the Sun, are the basis of Thracian mythological thinking. According to them, this act is responsible for the cosmic equinox, the natural cycle, and the very cycle of life. The ancient Thracians believed that in this way the mother goddess began to periodically reunite with her son. Later, this manifestation is complemented by other images of her, as the embodiment of the main functions arising from the feminine.
In a world dominated by men, it is time to give more voice to women and their power. Assuming that femininity as energy is an integral part of every human being, and its acceptance and development are essential. One that is related to our intuition, wisdom, feelings, and care, which contributes to our coping with the world.