The Wild Woman Archetype – Wild and Untamed


Who is the Wild Woman and how we can embody her archetypal wisdom, even when we are past or not reached the physical aspect of her phase.

The Wild Woman is instinctual.  She is primal, passionate, sassy, magical, deeply connected to earth and intolerant to bullshit.

The Wild Woman is untamed and an awakening soul who will not rest until she uncovers the truth of who she is.  She is a healer and a medicine woman.

She senses and intuits and a spectrum of feels without censoring herself.

Women have been censored, subdued, suppressed and ultimately tamed for a millennium. 

The Wild Woman is ‘wild’ because she needs to be.  She runs headfirst into the heart of every experience, and she needs her wildness to negotiate the world she lives in.

The Wild Woman is desperate to be seen and heard… she has her own unique gifts she longs to share with you.

She is asking us to stand still, reflect, accept, and alchemise our experiences, so we can begin to heal.

How do we embody the Spirit of the Wild Woman?

The Wild Woman Archetype or spirit is the energy that women embody during the pre-menstruation part of the cycle, when your body is preparing to shed the lining of the uterus.  This is when our oestrogen dips and progesterone begins’ to rise. We feel like slowing right down. We have less energy, and you may even feel reclusive, more sensitive and critical in the days before your period.

The Wild Woman symbolises wholeness and is associated with the autumn phase of our menstrual cycle, the autumn of the year and the waning crescent moon.

The Wild Woman spirit is wild, unpredictable, emotional and powerful and as we move into our inner Autumn, it’s natural to turn within, to take stock…

Igniting Your Wild Autumn Superpower: to detect bullshit & discard what no longer serves

For those not experiencing a menstrual cycle, you can tune into the Wild Woman energy during the waning moon when the world is starting to slow down and get darker.  You can tap into her wild spirit by taking time to journal and reflect on what is not working.  This is also a good time to prepare for the next phase as we start to make space for more of what we want.

Most of us love autumn as a season, the leaves start to turn and flutter to the ground and the world turns golden.  We find ourselves wrapping up a bit more warmly and finding more time to be cosey at home.

Autumn is also a time for letting go of what no longer serves us. A time to practice getting out of the way and allowing spirit to guide us.

So why not embrace your inner wild woman during your inner autumn and let her be your guide to slowing down, snuggling up and let her show you what inner leaves need to fall away.

This is the perfect time to shine a light on what has not been working during our spring and summer phases (which can be uncomfortable to process) and course correct.

So how do we coax out our Inner Wild Woman and nurture her emergence?

The Wild Woman stands firmly, rooted in her own power, reclaiming her freedom and stripping away what no longer serves. 

We can bring our inner Wild Woman to life by...

  • Feeling all your feels, and valuing them—because each one has a lesson to teach us
  • Spend time in contemplation
  • Cut down on Stimulation and Unplug (less screen time, more stillness)
  • Explore your shadow, and bring them to the light
  • Nurture and nourish your body
  • Spending time in the wilds of nature
  • Strengthen your throat chakra

The idea is to nurture the emergence of your inner Wild Woman at the pre-menstrual stage and support the emergence of this wild archetype or during the waning Moon phases, honour and nurture your own needs.  The practice is about self-nurturing and creating the space for the wild woman to emerge and allow her healthy aspects to develop with the support of your body and emotions.   

Many women dread the pre-menstrual part of their cycle as it can be physically painful, emotional, and often amplifies our shadow aspects.

The Wild Woman in you will emerge exactly how you need her to, because she is medicine for our soul and will shine a light on what no longer serves, so we can strip it away.

The Autumn phase of our menstrual cycle is about self-reflection and letting go of what we don’t need instead of putting out energy into the world, it is a time to explore our shadow, which parts that we hide and that need our attention

By heeding the call of the Wild Woman Archetype at this stage of our menstrual cycle and not resisting her need to slow down and start going inwards, we may be able to circumvent the dark and destructive behaviours that are deemed as irrational, by allowing her to be seen and heard. 

It is when we battle against our inner Wild Woman that we cause ourselves pain. 

She wants us to feel our pain and address the root cause, because this is the only way we can heal ourselves.

Maybe it is time to stop resisting her and listen.  She is a powerful force and has much to teach us.

The Feminine archetypes are portals to accessing our inner power, their imagery awakens within us energies and inspiration, that give us insight into our strengths and our shadow.

They are medicine for our human experience that transcends the limits of time and space.

The idea is to use archetypal wisdom as tool for stepping into the energy of the empowered feminine at any time! When you are in alignment with your feminine power this is when we gain access the most sacred experience of all... being a woman and embodying our full potential.

The invitation is to get to know yourself, make friends with yourself, and most importantly learn to trust yourself! 

When we begin to align ourselves more closely with what we are called to do and be, working with our shifting cyclical energies is our superpower.

We all have our own inner goddess and working with a specific Goddess, gives our inner divine feminine extra va va voom. Take some time to explore the nurturing wisdom of the Wild Woman Goddesses below and see who comes forward to light your path ahead.

Wild Woman Goddess you can access for accessing your inner wild:

  • Artemis
  • Diana
  • Freya
  • Kali
  • Pele
  • Sekhmet
  • Oya

For me the wild woman spirit has depth, the more we nurture her wild presence, the deeper she will take you.

The Wild Woman, truly is where we start to unpick or unlearn behaviours that no longer serve our purpose, giving space for us to connect with our true essence, including connecting into our sacred sexuality.  The wild woman helps us to alchemise our rage and channel it in a productive way.  She teaches us to say no and honour our needs.

I'd love to hear who resonates with you.. leave your comments below.

Till next week, when I share with you the magic of the Crone Spirit.

May your inner goddess continue to rise within you and light your way ahead!

Fionn and Belinda work with the Goddess in all her forms as part of their own transformational work and feel called to offer Workshops and Cacao Ceremonies to support others with these powerful teaching tools, enabling us to create a more fulfilling and magical life.

The Goddess is rising within each of us.... may she light your path ahead.

Blessed Be.

Wise and Untamed

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