We identify archetypes everywhere: in movies, stories, at work and every day situations. Whenever we say or think of someone “she is such a queen”, ‘she works her magic at the office’, “he is like a knight”, or “I just love being in a classroom”, “I am so drawn to him because he is so outgoing”, we name archetypal patterns.
We don’t necessarily stop to identify our own patterns, what drives our choices, why we find ourselves in the same situations over and over again, why we are afraid of change and new, or why we are always drawn to change or new.
Our archetypes may complement or be friendly towards other people’s archetypes, or we may share the same patterns with someone, and feel attracted to that person. We may feel judgmental of other people when our primary archetypes sense an archetype which challenges our own patterns.
Whether at crossroads, or feel like you’d like to reflect on a situation to make a decision, to take a next step; whether asking a question about a relationship, or understanding a work related issue; perhaps this is a good time to stop and identify the underlying archetypal influences. At the very least, an archetypal interpretation or chart could give a different perspective.
It is a journey of discovery. It can be interesting, insightful, intriguing, calming.