Our habitual ways of relating to others, our self-identity as sexual women... are all up for a profound shift as woman enters the cocoon of the menopause.
Your prescription bottles And prescription glasses are both autumn orange. I wonder if it’s difficult to discern which one changes the way you see the world
So ask yourself: Where is the Witch archetype in my life? Is she operating in shadow right now? What is my relationship to her?
J.K. Rowling worked with archetypes in 'Harry Potter', and portrayed this concept of polarity in the relationship between the protagonist and his nemesis.
Nowadays I am more friendly with the Divine Mother, especially so because Her incarnations, like Mary and Tara, bring compassion to our world.
Someone may ask why bother with this speculation, and my answer is: because it affects women today, and it affects men as well, as they are also trapped in these limited perceptions of what women can be. We need more examples and archetypes of powerful women.
In finding balance, whether in a person or in a society, it is important that we strike a balance -- between yin and yang, feminine and masculine, receptivity and activity -- regardless of which gender we conform to (or not). It is in this balance that we become whole human beings.