The Four Archetypes of the Divine Feminine and Womanhood
Updated: Apr 9
The Divine Feminine flows through four distinct archetypes, and this blog will teach you how to harness the power of each phase. Ready to learn more about your cyclical health and reclaim your power? Embodied Wisdom is the manual to your body you've always wanted. Grab it here!
The feminine is diverse, constantly changing, ever-flowing and free. We are constantly on the move and shifting and coming into various phases, different archetypes and new chapters of our lives.
From history, references have been made to the Tri-Goddess or three major forms and stages that most women will go through in their lives. By studying with medicine women from around the world, I have found that every woman goes through 4 major archetypal phases that are incredibly similar to the moon. Every single phase holds its own unique magic and medicine.
The moon similarly goes through four distinct phases that are always changing and always moving. Here are the four major phases of the moon:
The moon cycles every 29.5 days and a woman's body moves through the same cycle and rhythm throughout the month. Now, let’s dive into the following phases of the Divine Feminine (Goddess Phases) and how they differ from each other.
The 4 Phases of a Woman and the Divine Feminine
This is the first stage of womanhood. This phase begins when we have our first menstrual cycle. It has been customary to celebrate this initiation into womanhood, also known as a first blood rite. This stage of life is a time filled with spectacle, positivity, dreams, and boldness.
Moon Phase: Waxing Moon
Recommended Herb: Chaste Tree Berry
The next phase of a woman is The Mother stage. This is the time when a woman carries a life inside her and grows an entire being within her as she embodies this phase. This phase is filled with strong nurturing energy, care, self-expression, and patience. A keynote for this phase: even if you do not physically carry children, you can still enter this phase. Through birthing a new passion, new business, new creative endeavor, etc. you can embody this phase and become The Mother to your own creations.
Moon Phase: Full Moon
Recommended Herb: Honeysuckle Flower Essence
This sacred phase commences during a woman’s menopause stage. When our menstrual cycle stops, we get the chance to look inwards and introspect. This is usually a time where most women work through reclaiming themselves selves after decades of care to others. This is a powerful transition for women. We often see divorces after 20 years, drastic lifestyle changes and bold steps taken by women as an instinctive nature calls them to return to their true selves and recall who they really are deep down.
Moon Phase: Waning Moon
Recommended Herb: Nettle Leaf
This final stage embodies wisdom, as we have aged and matured as women. The final phase is synonymously known as the medicine woman, the witch, the elder or the wise teacher. Through the years of nourishing and growing, we will now evolve into teachers. This is a sacred phase filled with wisdom, teaching and the passing down of medicine songs, tools, advice and skills. In this phase, we recognize the life, death, life cycle that is present all around the Universe.
Moon Phase: New Moon
Recommended Herb: Red Raspberry Leaf
Have you figured out which phase you're in? What phase resonates with you during this time of your life? This is a powerful and deep subject and this blog is just a glimpse of the wisdom of the Divine Feminine and the 4 archetypal phases.
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May this wisdom resonate with what you exactly need.
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