The Feminine and the Masculine involve not only physical differences between women and men, but different ways of thinking and feeling as well. Each of these creative energies has its own essence, and can be described in terms of its corresponding qualities:
Everyone has both Feminine and Masculine within them, and both energies shape one’s identity. For example:
- Moderate Feminine
Boxer Mike Tyson’s high Masculine made him a tough fighter, but his moderate Feminine made him a champion. He expressed his Feminine in the ring as deceptive movement and feints (mystery), as well as punch combinations (flow).
- Moderate Masculine
Performer Britney Spears’ abundant Feminine made her an exciting dancer, but her moderate Masculine made her a star. She expressed her Masculine on stage as the lead dancer (independence), and in intricate choreography (structure).
Like the forms of energy we know from science, the Feminine and Masculine energies are channeled through matter. They’re conveyed within us by the hormones oxytocin and testosterone:
The key Feminine hormone is oxytocin, which facilitates childbirth and breast feeding. It also promotes trust and bonding: small amounts of oxytocin help a man cooperate with other men.
The main Masculine hormone is testosterone, which increases muscle mass. It also stimulates assertive behavior: small amounts of testosterone make women more active and outgoing.