Quiet, dreamy and free-spirited, you are someone who often has their head in the clouds and their nose in a book. Regardless of your age, you carry a childlike enthusiasm for the world and possess deep empathy for all living things. Like Persephone, the Goddess of the Underworld, your energy is both light and airy as well as dark and rooted. You feel a deep sense of connection to both the good and evil of the world.
Your friends and family may describe you as creative, introverted and romantic. You appreciate the beauty in simplicity, and are attracted to the arts — you may have an affinity for music, painting or poetry, for example. Your relationships are a crucial cornerstone to your identity. Guided by Persephone energy, you are drawn to people who can guide, teach and support you. The desire to be guided by others may lead you to jump head first into unhealthy relationships or to become overly attached to a single person or group. Your idealistic approach to romance may cause you to put your partner on a pedestal, putting their desires above your own — and you may find it difficult to understand yourself outside of your relationships.
With supportive Hestia energy, you may find yourself withdrawing into solace when fears and insecurities emerge. You may experience obsessive and perfectionist tendencies, i.e., “if I could just make the house look this way or make my partner feel that way, then I will be OK.” Because of your reliance on other people, your greatest potential for growth is in developing your Athena energy. Athena is curious, rational and independent. Far from looking to be led, Athena takes the reigns and makes decisions based on what is right for her. Athena energy is within you, and tapping into this energy will help you gain fulfillment, freedom and confidence in the strong woman who you are.
You may find it challenging to access the strength and fierce competitiveness of your opposing Artemis energy. However, doing so will allow you to to unlock extraordinary potential for growth.
As a woman guided by Demeter and Persephone energy, you seek to both care and be cared for by those you love. Your warm and down-to-earth personality easily attracts other people. You are vulnerable enough to be relateable, but also slow to trust and allow people inside your inner world. You are both the mother and the daughter — and have likely played, or hope to someday play, both roles to the very best of your abilities. You are a nurturer at heart. Outside of family relationships, you likely also feel pulled toward a career in taking care of others, perhaps as a nurse, counselor or life coach.
You are the woman who everyone can count on for both emotional support and practical guidance. You’ve likely planned and hosted all the birthday parties, offered to make the funeral arrangements and otherwise taken on the roles that many others are unwilling to step into. To you, it’s all about getting things done, managing expectations and giving love to those who need it. You are an affectionate parent, a supportive partner and a loyal friend. These roles hardly leave the time to focus on another important person: yourself.
If you don’t learn to set boundaries, you may find that your mental and physical state begins to suffer. The patience that used to come so easily begins to wear thin. Rather than protecting the people in your life, you can become overly controlling and obsessive about their well-being at the expense of your own. This is why it’s crucial to harness your Aphrodite energy. The Alchemical Goddess is both relational and focused on knowing and living her own unique purpose. Developing this energy within yourself is your greatest potential for growth.
While opposing Athena energy will try to hold you back from claiming too much success or independence apart from your relationships, you have the power to access Athena in a healthy way as well. Defining what you need to be successful in work, love and life will allow you — as well as those you love — to thrive.
Energetic, adaptable and alert, you are someone who is highly in tune with all that is going on in the world around you. You easily recognize the practical needs of your friends, family members and co-workers. Like Hera, goddess of marriage, you are relationally oriented, loyal and good at making commitments. You get the most joy and fulfillment from life when you’re spending it exploring the world with the people you love.
Your friends and family may describe you as extroverted, curious and a busy body. Always on the go and looking for new adventures, you may also be a bit of a thrill-seeker. Other people in your life may struggle to keep up with your energy. As a woman guided by Hera energy, it’s crucial to spend time on inner work that brings motivation and satisfaction. Without this, you will end up overly reliant on other people for happiness and struggle to understand yourself outside of your relationships.
Your supportive Artemis energy shows up in your fierce competitiveness and a drive to champion for the people you care about. You are a fighter — “giving up” is not a phrase in your vocabulary. You may spend long periods of time focused on learning a new skill or championing a cause, but you must be careful that these focused efforts aren’t being used to distract from your emotions.
As someone who is primarily focused on the outer world, your greatest potential for growth is channeling your inner Hestia energy. Hestia, goddess of the hearth, is the most introverted of all the feminine archetypes. Hestia symbolizes solitude, self-awareness and peace. This archetype doesn’t need other people for fulfillment. Activities that require an inward focus, such as meditation and yoga, will help you develop more Hestia energy.
With opposing Persephone energy, you may struggle with allowing other people to take care of you. However, opening yourself up to more Persephone energy in your life will unlock great potential for growth.