Energy Polarity: How to Balance Feminine and Masculine Energies

Energy Polarity: How to Balance Feminine and Masculine Energies

Energy Polarity: How to Balance Feminine and Masculine Energies

Question from a reader:

“How do you balance masculine and feminine energies?”

This is a topic I’ve not covered much on my site at all, but haven’t touched on briefly in my Instagram stories, which received a lot of positive feedback. This question was submitted there and I thought I’d post my response here as well!

Firstly, for the readers who aren’t aware, everyone has masculine and feminine energy within them and it has absolutely nothing to do with gender or gender roles. Masculine and feminine energy exists within us as a spectrum. You might find yourself at any place on that spectrum throughout the day, and you probably find yourself somewhere on that spectrum as a baseline.

For a brief explanation about how that works and what it means, please read my encyclopedia entries on the divine feminine here and the divine masculine here.

Feminine and masculine energy as it presents within a human being can loosely be thought of as right brain qualities and left brain qualities, with some exceptions.

Being in your higher masculine energy might look like taking action, setting boundaries, strategizing, leadership, analyzing, or standing up for a cause. Being in your higher feminine energy might look like listening, holding space, feeling your emotions, feeling your intuition, nurturing someone, pleasure, or creativity. You ebb and flow through these states of being all day every day.

Being in your toxic masculine energy looks like domination, control, force–or–total avoidance, lack of accountability, zoning out, not being present, and irresponsibility. Being in your toxic feminine energy looks like unbridled rage, silent treatment, manipulation, victimhood, codependency, and insecurity.

When we talk about balancing these two energies, we do NOT mean having equal amounts of feminine and masculine energy, we mean balancing the shadow of each each energy. An imbalance in one energy creates an imbalance in the other, for example: when you’re toxic masculine energy avoids accountability, your toxic feminine energy responds with victimhood. Bringing one or the other of those energies into balance will automatically recalibrate the other.

Understanding which is which helps you cultivate more of what you need in any given moment. You might want to be in your masculine energy when you want to get shit done. You might want to be in your feminine energy when you’re relaxing and enjoying yourself or doing creative brainstorming and envisioning what you want to create.

That’s right–that vision that so many leaders and CEOs are lauded for? That’s their feminine energy. Their ability to execute that vision is their masculine energy.

Balancing these energies is done in the same way that everything else is done: through self-awareness, practice, and healing energy blocks. You may find that certain people’s energy inadvertently puts you in your masculine or your feminine. Pay attention to how you react to others. Are those reactions pleasant or are they uncomfortable? Maybe your inner-masculine needs to be more assertive and set boundaries. Or perhaps your inner-feminine needs to learn how to relax and surrender to the flow of life.

As I mentioned earlier, intuition is feminine energy. One of my tips for those looking to develop psychic abilities is to stop “trying” to make it happen (which is being in your masculine), and instead, release control and allow it to happen (which is relaxing into your feminine).

As I discussed in the previously linked articles, this energy is present not just in us as human beings, but in the universe as. a whole.

You can think of things like the collective as being a feminine energy because we are all connected by an unknown, unseen energetic bond and through our empathy for one another. You can think of the individual and the ego as a masculine energy because it’s based in what is tangible and rational.

When one or the other of these is out of balance, you get codependency and narcissism. When they are in balance, you have a healthy, harmonious individual–and a healthy, harmonious society.


I haven’t done a Q&A post in a really long time, in fact, I took the question submission box off of my site several years ago because people kept submitting the same questions over and over, and also submitting questions that they should have been asking someone in a psychic reading. But, it’s been a few years now and my content has pivoted quite a bit as well as my audience, so I’m considering opening the question submission form back up–this time I won’t respond to every question submitted, I’ll only pick the ones that that are on topics I haven’t covered or things that I think sound interesting. Is this something you guys would be interested in? Vote below!

Xo,

Ash

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The Divine Feminist

The Divine Feminist

The Divine Feminist

I was lazing around the house the other day when I had a highdea–more like an epiphany, actually.

A lot of what I’ve been writing about for the last three years is feminism, but through a spiritual lens. I’ve always associated third wave feminism with the rise of the Divine Feminine, but through that lens, I’ve seen feminism as not just a movement for women, but a movement for everyone.

Patriarchy is the suppression of the Divine Feminine essence within each of us (and as a consequence, the feminine bodies around us).

Learn about the Divine Feminine.

The Divine Feminine is our emotions, our empathy, our intuition, our pleasure, and our connection to the divine in ourselves and the universe. Without the feminine, we would not be able to know, feel, or recognize that we are all connected, and that we are all one with the greater force of the universe which is Love.

We have created a culture where the feminine essence is persecuted, condemned, suppressed, and ridiculed, especially within men. When the connection to the feminine essence is severed, it creates a deep core wound. And then those men (and many times women as well), cut off from their connection with universal Love and operating from that core wound, perpetrate acts of abuse, violence and oppression, whether overt and obvious or subtle and insidious, as a means to control and dominate others (slipping into their toxic masculine energy).

When we talk about the rise of the Divine Feminine, we aren’t only talking about female bodies. We’re talking about the feminine essence in all of us–a reconnection to our emotions, our empathy, our intuition, and our divine selves.

Only with this counterbalance can the masculine essence be recalibrated to its true purpose, which is to protect the vulnerable, not control them, dismiss them, or otherwise disempower them.

Divine Feminism

Divine Feminism is the intersection between the Divine Feminine and feminism.

Divine Feminism recognizes the feminine in all of us. It doesn’t expect women OR MEN to disregard their femininity as a means to obtain power in a patriarchal society. It celebrates femininity and recognizes its value.

Divine Feminism doesn’t expect or encourage women OR MEN to embody patriarchal ideals or gender roles.

Divine Feminism is anti-toxic-masculinity, whether it shows up in men or women or someone who identifies as neither. It recognizes the importance of a healthy inner-masculine.

Learn about the Divine Masculine.

As such, Divine Feminism values critical thinking, integrity, and leadership just as much as it values vulnerability and openess.

The Divine Feminist is a self-contained human being.

Xo,

Ash

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Universal Archetypes: The Connection Between Tarot, Numerology, Dream Interpretation, Palmistry and Astrology

Universal Archetypes: The Connection Between Tarot, Numerology, Dream Interpretation, Palmistry and Astrology

Universal Archetypes: The Connection Between Tarot, Numerology, Dream Interpretation, Palmistry and Astrology

Did you know that numerology, astrology, dream interpretation, tarot and palmistry are all connected?

Many times when you learn about these things independently, you may miss the ways they all intersect. People who don’t know much about them often mistakenly believe that they don’t have anything to do with one another and are actually competing ideologies (which they are not).

Numerology was invented by Pythagoras (yeah, that math guy). He believed that the universe was inherently mathematical and that all things that existed within it were also connected in a mathematical way and as such, you could use math to calculate and determine specific inherent truths present in the universe based on a specific set of numerical archetypes.

Archetype: A recurrent symbol or motif

You’ll see archetypes like this used in other methods of divination as well. Tarot, for example, uses 22 universal archetypal images that represent aspects of the archetypes. Jung noted relatively the same universal variations of archetypes and images in his work in psychology, which is interesting when you think about the fact that the Tarot is considerably older than Jung. He narrowed that down to 12 primary personality archetypes that all the others may be derived from.

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Mythologist Joseph Campbell’s work describes the same archetypes found in Jung’s work as they apply to world mythology. Campbell called it, “The Hero’s Journey.” Jung’s archetypal figures are represented in the characters the hero interacts with throughout his journey, the archetypal events and motifs making up the challenges the hero faces. These figures, events and motifs are present in the texts of all world religions. Interestingly enough, the major arcana of the Tarot is representative of the Fool’s journey, which also tells a story as the Fool himself matures as he experiences the various archetypes present within the major arcana on his journey of enlightenment.

In Numerology, there are also 12 numerical archetypes – one through nine, and then the master numbers 11, 22, and 33. Also of note – there are 12 signs in the western astrological zodiac. Not coincidentally, these archetypes are also in alignment, not only with each other, but also with the Tarot as each of the cards in the major arcana are assigned a numerical value and relate to a specific astrological sign and/or planet and those aspects correspond with the archetypal symbolism present in the images on the cards.

That being said, you will never find conflicting information between a numerological chart or an astrological chart. They will always support one another. Hand analysis (a more in-depth version of palm reading) also relies on the Jungian universal archetypes and funny enough, will also always coincide with an astrological chart and a numerological chart. Jungian dream interpretation pulls from the same archetypes.

The general descriptions of the zodiac sun signs in astrology are similar to the life path number in Numerology. They are the most influential aspects of the chart, but they are not the whole story, by any means. There’s a lot of other stuff going on behind the scenes and having a full chart done, especially with astrology, can be so accurate it’s scary. If you really want the whole picture, you do them ALL.

If you’re interested in learning more about archetypes as it relates to Jungian Dream Interpretation or the Tarot, consider signing up for my online dream interpretation course!

Xo,

Ash

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