Secondary energy is Feminine in a man, and Masculine in a woman. We channel it at two levels, moderate and minimal.
The two genders channel it at these two levels to form four identity archetypes, named for beings in Greek mythology who are divine but not immortal:
A Nymph is a woman with moderate Masculine energy. Her nature is energetic: she’s typically lively and fun. Her element is water: she likes to be in and around bodies of water.
A Satyr is a man with moderate Feminine energy. His nature is dynamic: he’s typically creative and charming. His element is earth: he likes to be in green, wooded, earthy places.
A Muse is a woman with minimal Masculine energy. Her nature is composed: she’s typically caring and careful. Her element is air: she likes to spend time in airy gardens and parks.
A Centaur is a man with minimal Feminine energy. His nature is controlled: he’s typically organized and focused. His element is fire: he likes to feel the sun’s fire in wide open spaces.
People of these archetypes evolved to mate under different environmental conditions, and this shapes their basic approaches to life:
- Nymphs & Satyrs are more creative.
Because they evolved to mate in rainy forest environments where food is abundant, they’re essentially creative. They know in their hearts that life is about abundance, so they tend to go with the promising and new.
- Muses & Centaurs are more conservative.
Because they evolved to mate in dry savannah environments where food is often scarce, they’re innately conservative. They feel in their bones that life involves scarcity, so they’re inclined to stay with the tried and true.