What do you think of when you hear the words “Autumn” or “West?” I think of sunsets, elongating shadows and mysterious darkness, change through a letting go of something (leaves falling, for example), potential danger and yet a curiosity to find what’s there, a precious hidden “something”, exploring the frontier/unknown, sitting by a fire and pondering.
The Muse-Beloved – Romancing and Evolving, Deep Imagination – Mystery, Sunset, Shadow, Exploring and Imagining, a Lover of the World and its’ Transformations (even when wandering solo), an Uncovering or Dying that Inspires Creativity.
Archetypes/Examples: poets, psychologists, wilderness explorers, magicians; Carl Jung, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Martin Scorsese, Salvador Dali
Read more: Chapter 5 of Bill Plotkin’s book Wild Mind