Have you ever tapped into your intuition?

Or felt overwhelmed by a sense of grace and universal love?

Have you ever felt a powerful yet gentle energy coursing through you?

If your answer is yes, then you’ve tapped into your feminine energy.

Today, I want to walk you through the transformative qualities of feminine traits and how they can enrich your life both on and off the mat.

What Is Feminine Energy?

Feminine energy encompasses a spectrum of qualities we normally find in the archetypal feminine (goddess) energies, such as receptivity, intuition, nurturing, and interconnectedness.

Feminine energy represents the essence of creativity, compassion, and collaboration, whereas masculine energy is typically defined as being more assertive and action-oriented.

Embracing your feminine energy involves honoring the fluidity and sensitivity within yourself and the world around you.

In truth, you have both masculine and feminine energies. Feminine energy is not limited by gender. Instead, it’s a universal force present within each of us! The masculine and feminine energies work together. Your feminine side is constantly working with your masculine qualities. Just like the divine feminine dances with the divine masculine (Think Shakti/Shiva – Shakti is the divine feminine, while Shiva is the divine masculine).

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Together, your feminine and masculine energy are performing a harmonious dance between strength and softness, between structure and flow, between practicality and dreaming.

When you start to explore the depths of feminine energy, you’ll find a dichotomy as ancient as time itself: the interplay between dark and light.

On our polarity planet, there’s a vast spectrum of the feminine essence, from dark to light, with each side carrying its own unique power and symbolism.

Let’s take a look at both…

Dark feminine energy

Dark feminine energy embodies the mysteries of the subconscious, embracing the depths of emotions, intuition, and shadow work, while light feminine energy radiates with qualities of nurturing, compassion, and illumination. This is the all-powerful, sometimes destructive side of the feminine. Think Mama Bear defending her cubs. Or an erupting volcano spewing fire from the

The dark feminine delves into the shadowy realms of the psyche with courage and curiosity. This aspect of feminine essence is often associated with Kali, the goddess of destruction and transformation, who fiercely confronts illusions and attachments to facilitate rebirth and renewal.

Also, the Greek goddess Persephone embodies the journey into the underworld, symbolizing the cycles of death and rebirth, darkness and light.

Embracing dark feminine energy invites you to explore your deepest fears, wounds, and desires, allowing you to integrate and transcend them.

Light feminine energy

In contrast, light feminine energy emanates a gentle radiance, embodying qualities of compassion, nurturing, and illumination. Think Glenda the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz. This is the soft, nurturing, gentle side of the feminine.

This aspect of the feminine essence is exemplified by Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, who inspires harmony and connection through her grace and affection. Also, the Egyptian goddess Isis symbolizes maternal love, healing, and wisdom, offering guidance and support to all who seek her light.

Embracing light feminine energy invites you to cultivate empathy, kindness, and inner wisdom, fostering a sense of unity and harmony within yourself and the world around you.

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Top 15 Feminine Energy Traits

Within the intricate tapestry of feminine energy lies a rich array of traits that you can tap into from moment to moment.

These qualities hold the power to transform your life. This is how you put the threads of compassion, intuition, and resilience into your life, weaving them into your daily experience to cultivate balance, empowerment, and authenticity.

So, let’s discuss the top traits you can embody.

1. Authenticity

Type (Dark or Light): Light

What This Energy Looks Like: Authenticity is the courage to embrace your true self, without pretense or conforming to societal expectations. This can be a challenge, especially as women, since we’ve been conditioned to be “nice” and to play the part of “good girl.”

To embody authenticity, you must live in alignment with your values, passions, and innermost desires, regardless of outside judgments or pressures.

Authentic people radiate genuine warmth and sincerity, inspiring others to embrace their own uniqueness. For example, speaking honestly about your vulnerabilities, pursuing passions wholeheartedly, or setting boundaries that honor your needs are all part of being authentic.

How To Cultivate:

  • Practice self-reflection and introspection to connect with your inner truth
  • Cultivate self-awareness (svadhyaya) and practice taking aligned action (tapas)
  • Do things that bring you joy and fulfillment. Let your freak flag fly! Follow your heart, even if others might think it’s “weird.” You are being YOU!
  • Surround yourself with people who love and embrace this authentic version of you.

2. Beauty

Type (Dark or Light): Light

What This Energy Looks Like: Beauty transcends physical appearance and encompasses qualities such as grace, harmony, and radiance that emanate from within.

Think of a beautiful flower. It doesn’t close or bloom according to who walks by, it just blooms. The same goes for you. Examples of embodying beauty include practicing acts of kindness, having moments of genuine laughter, or appreciating the serene tranquility of a peaceful mind.

How To Cultivate:

  • Practice self-love and acceptance. Beauty starts within!
  • Engage in self-care rituals, so your inner well is filled up, allowing you to radiate outward
  • Cultivate gratitude for the beauty that surrounds you in your everyday life
  • Soak in things that you think are beautiful, whether that’s out in nature or by browsing art you love

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    3. Collaboration

    Type (Dark or Light): Light

    What This Energy Looks Like: Collaboration is the art of working together harmoniously towards a shared goal, leveraging diverse strengths and perspectives for collective success.

    It involves open communication, active listening, and mutual respect, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment.

    This might look like a team project where each member contributes their unique skills, brainstorming sessions that encourage creativity, or community initiatives that unite people towards a common cause, like a 5K for a local charity.

    How To Cultivate:

    • Practice active listening and empathy with others
    • Encourage a culture of inclusivity and cooperation
    • Seek opportunities to collaborate with others in work or personal projects

    4. Communication

    Type (Dark or Light): Light

    What This Energy Looks Like: Communication is the art of expressing thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly and authentically, while also actively listening to others with empathy and understanding.

    Communication includes both verbal and non-verbal cues, such as body language and tone of voice, to convey messages effectively and build meaningful connections.

    Examples of effective communication include expressing gratitude towards others, sharing personal stories to inspire, or resolving conflicts through constructive dialogue.

    How To Cultivate:

    • Practice listening without judgment or interruption.
    • Focus on understanding the other person’s perspective and emotions.
    • Speak with intention and clarity, avoiding gossip or negative language.
    • Practice expressing thoughts and emotions authentically and respectfully.

    5. Compassion

    Type (Dark or Light): Light

    What This Energy Looks Like: Compassion manifests as the ability to empathize with others, offering kindness, understanding, and support without judgment.

    It involves being present for others in their times of need while extending love and care unconditionally.

    These traits might look like comforting a friend in crisis, volunteering at a local charity you care about, or actively listening to someone’s struggles with an open heart.

    How To Cultivate:

    • Practice loving-kindness meditation, showing compassion to yourself first and giving yourself ample me-time.
    • Perform random acts of kindness for the people in your life, even strangers
    • Try volunteer work to deepen your sense of compassion

    6. Creativity

    Type (Dark or Light): Light

    What This Energy Looks Like: Creativity is your ability to think outside the box, innovate, and express yourself through various artistic outlets, like painting, yoga, dance, and writing.

    To be creative, you must embrace your curiosity, experiment with new ideas, and find joy in the process of creation.

    Some examples include painting, writing poetry, composing music, or even coming up with innovative solutions to challenges at work. There are so many ways to be creative, from how you decorate your home to the meals you eat to the art you create.

    How To Cultivate:

    • Make time for your creative hobbies. This is actually very spiritual, since the spiritual is linked to your creative power. Think of this as an exercise in healing your feminine energy and connecting with your divine feminine.
    • Practice freewriting or journaling to unleash your creative energy
    • Attend workshops and classes on creative writing, art, or music
    • Get into nature for inspiration

    7. Elegance

    Type (Dark or Light): Light

    What This Energy Looks Like: Elegance embodies grace, refinement, and sophistication in demeanor, appearance, and actions. Think of the Queen or Empress on her throne.

    It involves carrying yourself with poise and integrity, exuding charm and dignity in every direction.

    Elegance can be practiced by gracefully navigating social situations, maintaining composure under pressure, or dressing tastefully and stylishly in a way that makes you feel the most seen.

    How To Cultivate:

    • Practice Embodied Yoga on the mat
    • Take a pause before you speak or react.
    • Operate from a place of your inner “GOFL” – goddess of fun and light!
    • Hold your head high and operate from a place of integrity. You’re worth it!

    8. Empathy

    Type (Dark or Light): Light

    What This Energy Looks Like: Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others, showing compassion and support without judgment.

    Like compassion, it involves actively listening to others’ perspectives, validating their emotions, and offering comfort and understanding.

    Empathy is compassion in action. It might look like comforting a loved one who is having a bad day, showing understanding towards someone going through a difficult time, or volunteering to help those in need.

    How To Cultivate:

    • When you feel for someone, do something. Show them you understand.
    • Try to understand others’ viewpoints and give them the benefit of the doubt.
    • Volunteer for causes that support marginalized communities
    • Attend workshops on empathy and compassion-building
    • Read literature and watch documentaries to broaden empathy towards other people’s experiences

    9. Fierce

    Type (Dark or Light): Dark

    What This Energy Looks Like: Fierce feminine energy embodies strength, determination, and fearlessness in pursuing your goals and standing up for what is right. Think of your favorite social justice warrior – that person, regardless of gender, is embodying the feminine quality of fierceness!

    This trait also involves assertiveness, confidence, and resilience in the face of challenges, refusing to back down in the pursuit of justice. Sometimes these qualities are confused for masculinity, but really, they’re quite spiritual and feminine.

    This might look like advocating for yourself (or others) in the workplace, speaking out against injustice, or taking bold risks to achieve your dreams.

    How To Cultivate:

    • Assert your boundaries without shame! This is the core of feminine energy. (And is a great way to invite in some masculine energy too!)
    • Do something that gets you outside your comfort zone, in a feminine energy way. Maybe this is booking the massage you’ve been eyeing. Or doing a divine feminine meditation.
    • Surround yourself with supportive and empowering people who encourage you to embrace your inner strength and fierceness. (Like the Uplifted community!)

    10. Flexible and Fluid

    Type (Dark or Light): Light

    What This Energy Looks Like: Flexibility and fluidity embody adaptability, openness, and resilience in navigating life’s changes and challenges.

    This is about embracing the ebb and flow of life with grace and ease, adjusting course as needed without resistance or rigidity.

    This might look like gracefully adapting to unexpected changes, embracing new opportunities with an open mind, or navigating transitions with resilience and optimism.

    How To Cultivate:

    • Practice surrender (ishvara pranidhana) in the present moment
    • Engage in yoga to promote flexibility of body and mind. What you practice on the mat, you can bring off the mat into your daily life.
    • Cultivate a growth mindset that embraces learning and adaptation
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    11. Intuitive

    Type (Dark or Light): Light and Dark

    What This Energy Looks Like: Intuition is the inner knowing that transcends logical reasoning, guiding you towards your inner truth and deepest insights from your soul. This is also a great way to connect with divine feminine energy.

    Intuition often shows up as gut feelings, hunches, or sudden flashes of inspiration. Trusting and honoring our intuition allows you to make decisions aligned with your highest good.

    For instance, listening to your intuition when choosing a career path or following your instincts in a challenging situation can ensure you stay in integrity with yourself.

    How To Cultivate:

    • Keep a journal to track your intuitive insights
    • Spend time in nature to reconnect with your inner wisdom
    • Practice intuitive art, such as painting or writing

    12. Magnetic

    Type (Dark or Light): Light and Dark

    What This Energy Looks Like: Magnetic feminine energy exudes charisma, charm, and allure, drawing others in with its captivating presence and positive energy. Think femme fatale.

    This trait involves embodying confidence, authenticity, and warmth, leaving a lasting impression on those encountered.

    This looks like effortlessly commanding attention in a room, inspiring admiration and respect in others, or effortlessly building connections and rapport with people from all walks of life.

    How To Cultivate:

    • Wear an outfit that feels incredibly powerful to you and embodies your feminine power
    • Indulge in your favorite creative activities that light you up, especially ones that highlight your feminine qualities
    • Cultivate a positive mindset and radiate positivity

    13. Nurturing

    Type (Dark or Light): Light

    What This Energy Looks Like: Nurturing feminine energy embodies care, compassion, and support, providing comfort and guidance to those in need. Picture Mother Teresa. Or the embodiment of yin energy.

    It involves creating a safe and nurturing environment where others can thrive and grow, offering love and encouragement unconditionally.

    Examples include making a nutritious meal for a neighbor, offering a listening ear without judgment, or providing emotional support and a space for emotional expression during difficult times.

    How To Cultivate This Energy:

    • Practice epic self-care (svadhyaya) to replenish your own energy
    • Practice acts of kindness towards others, both big and small, like taking care of your neighbor’s kids while they run an errand or paying it forward at the coffee shop
    • Volunteer to support a vulnerable person in your community

    14. Resilience

    Type (Dark or Light): Light

    What This Energy Looks Like: Resilience is the capacity to bounce back from adversity, facing challenges with strength, courage, and grace. Think Joan of Arc.

    It involves embracing setbacks as opportunities for growth and transformation, refusing to be defeated by life’s obstacles.

    Examples of resilience include overcoming a personal trauma, navigating through difficult times with resilience and hope, or persevering in the face of failure.

    How To Cultivate This Energy:

    • Embody your femininity on a deeper level by believing in yourself and your worth
    • Develop a support network of steady relationships that boost your power
    • Listen to your inner voice and take aligned action (tapas) when you know it’s the right thing to do
    • Celebrate even your small victories! You

    15. Sensual

    Type (Dark or Light): Light and Dark

    What This Energy Looks Like: Sensual feminine energy embodies an appreciation for sexuality, pleasure, beauty, and the senses, celebrating the richness of sensory experiences.

    It involves indulging in the pleasures of touch, taste, smell, sound, and sight. It’s a physical way to tap into your spiritual and emotional intelligence.

    Sensuality isn’t only in the bedroom. It can look like savoring a delicious meal, luxuriating in a warm bath, enjoying the sensation of soft fabrics against the skin, or reveling in the beauty of nature. It can be incorporating luxurious rest into your work day and taking care of the dishes so you have more time to sleep the next morning.

    How To Cultivate This Energy:

    • Bring sensual elements into your romantic relationships, such as massage, dancing, and aromatherapy
    • Think of an idea that makes your senses excited, then do it!
    • Surround yourself with beauty in your environment, such as fresh flowers or soothing music. Create a sacred space where you can practice self love and connect with divine feminine energy.

    Final Thoughts on Feminine Energy

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