Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus: Masculine vs. Feminine Energy
Most people understand that there are male and female energies in the world -- that they are different, complimentary, and each come with their fair share of strengths and weaknesses. And that energy is different from stereotypes. We’re not talking bodies, men vs. women, tough vs. emotional, husband vs. wife, or lovers. We’re talking about the inherent nature and expression of masculine and feminine creative energies.
Most people understand that there are male and female energies in the world, but most people don’t understand that both male and female energies exist within every single person. When I have to check the male or female box, I check female. But I also know that I have plenty of male energy circulating within me, twirling around the female energy, and that this unique dance -- the rhythm, the pace, the frequency -- is what makes me me.
Masculine energy is a straight line. It is sharp corners and angles. It goes in one direction and it takes it’s time getting there.
Feminine energy is fluid. It is swirls and curves and is energized and fast, moving in several directions at once.
Masculine energy is the Moon -- mobile and dynamic, with the ability to affect the individual's enterprise and psychological development. Masculinity rules the left side of the brain: logic, thought, risk and rush.
Feminine energy is the Sun -- radiance and warmth, with the ability to bring life into this world and nurture it with it's fundamental nutrients. Femininity rules the right side of the brain: being, understanding, feeling and nurturing.
Without feminine energy, masculine energy is not whole, and visa versa. Like our soul sister Cleo Wade said to us, "It all goes back to the old saying: ‘Men and women are like your left and right feet — they’re different, but you need them both to get from place to place.'” And yet, again, we’re not talking about men and women (but aren’t we?!?!), we’re talking about that delicate balance that dances inside of you and allows you to feel complete, secure, and inspired.
Without adequate feminine energy, you don’t feel connected, valued, nurtured, or appreciated. Your intuition seems irrelevant, and quite frankly, non-existent. Without adequate male energy you don’t feel supported, focused, purposeful, or successful. Your work ethic seems lackluster, inconsequential, and quite frankly, non-existent.
And as is everything else in life, this balance inside of you is delicate. There are periods of your life where you will step more into your masculine energy; your strength, focus, and risk-taking. And then there are periods where your feminine, more patient, kind, and telepathic energy will shine bright like a diamond. Curious as to when it is time to allow various sides of you to shine? Book an appointment with an energy healer or astrologer who can help provide a little insight as to what lays ahead and what energy would be more beneficial to let flow a little more. Or, take some time to tune deeper into what you authentically need (yes, easier said than done). But take a look at the list below to see which characteristics call your name as characteristics you know well, and characteristics you need to call in. Look at your life and identify the pillars in which you could benefit from a stronger sense of Self, and the pillars that are begging for you to value and nurture others.
And while you’re on this journey (because a beautifully endless journey it is) learning more about yourself, and playing with this new ebb and flow of masculine vs. feminine creative energies, use this knowledge to help better understand your tribe -- the people you have chosen to surround yourself with. Identify your loved ones whose energy needs a balancing act, and see where you then may be able to help shift their point of view (ahem, that's my inner feminine speaking). Use the female energy to teach, the male energy to motivate, and the HEART to understand that, regardless of which box you check, finding a personal balance that feeds, nourishes, and inspires you is always an energetic exchange.