The 7 Feminine Archetypes – Which One Are You? (Quiz)
The 7 Feminine Archetypes are a powerful tool to understand who you are on a deeper level. Are you ready to learn more about yourself? Let’s dive in.
Celebrated throughout history and across cultures, these archetypal images provide a framework for personal transformation and embracing your feminine power.
I’m Anna, a soulful explorer who has gone from creating the artwork you see on this page to spending years researching the 7 Feminine Archetypes. It’s my great joy to now help others understand their archetypes and how they can guide us toward living more fulfilled lives.
What to expect: We’ll start with an overview and then explore the typical characteristics of each archetype. Right after, you can take the 7 Feminine Archetypes Quiz to help you identify which archetype corresponds most to you.
At the end of the page, I’ll answer some of the most frequent questions on archetypes. If it’s your first time hearing about them or if you want to dive even deeper, I recommend checking out that section as well.
How to work with the feminine archetypes
These archetypes are powerful symbols of different aspects of the divine feminine and can help you understand your own unique light and darkness.
To get started, take some time to explore each archetype and reflect on how it resonates with you. What qualities do you see in yourself that are reflected in each archetype? What challenges or strengths do you identify with? Once you have a better understanding of each archetype, you can begin to work with them more intentionally.
Some archetypes come to us quite naturally, while others seem foreign. However, each of them has something to teach us and can assist us in different kinds of life situations.
Setting the intention to cultivate certain archetypal qualities, doing shadow work and taking conscious action enables you to show up as your truest, most powerful self.
Archetypes are not fixed, and they are not meant to put us in a box. Instead, they provide us with a framework for exploration, healing, and growth. By working with different archetypes, we can expand our sense of self and become more fully realized individuals.
„The thing about archetypes is that all of them are potential in all of us. But some of them are inherently stronger from the beginning. It’s like talent. […] So, we’re kind of one-sided folks. […] What‘s more natural is you grow through different ones at different times, and find yourself a whole person – who has come here for a reason.”– Jean Shinoda Bolen
Get to know the 7 Feminine Archetypes:
The Mother Archetype
heart-centered • nurturing • compassionate
Regardless of whether she has children or not, the loving Mother is a universally understood archetypal image. She cares deeply for those around her and gains great satisfaction from being able to nurture others. Out of all 7 Feminine Archetypes, the Mother is the most heart-centered archetype. Under her hands, people and projects blossom. Her warmth and loving energy create a safe haven of care and protection.
Divine Inspiration: Demeter, Goddess of Harvest
The Mother Archetype often puts others before herself – she forgets to fill her own well and struggles to set boundaries.
She profoundly understands unconditional love. The Mother is caring, supportive, devoted and highly compassionate.
The Maiden Archetype
idealistic • innocent • intuitive
Often embodied by women at the beginning of their lives, the Maiden Archetype carries a spirit of innocence and playfulness. She is the most unawakened of all 7 Feminine Archetypes – which comes with the biggest potential for growth. At heart, she is an idealist who yet has to learn how to turn her dreams into reality. The Maiden moves through the world intuitively. She is a cocoon ready to blossom, which may especially happen when confronted with darkness.
Divine Inspiration: Persephone, Goddess of Spring
The Maiden is in danger of being too passive or naive. If she hasn’t found her own strength yet, she remains in the role of the victim.
She has a youthful outlook on life which makes her adaptive, creative, empathetic, thoughtful and open to learning.
The Huntress Archetype
independent • free-spirited • self-reliant
The warrior spirit lives in her – the Huntress Archetype strives for autonomy and inner strength. Also known as the “Wild Woman”, she is the most independent of the 7 Feminine Archetypes. She knows how to persevere and fend for herself. Being a wild woman, she is deeply connected to nature. Her presence inspires others to find strength and she often serves as a protector of other, more vulnerable women.
Divine Inspiration: Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt
The Huntress Archetype may struggle to allow vulnerability and get in touch with her emotional side.
She has the confidence to face any challenge. The Huntress is fierce, highly independent and courageous.
The Mystic Archetype
calm • introverted • inward-focused
The Mystic is a quiet soul who enjoys solitude. Out of all 7 Feminine Archetypes, she has the most spiritually inclined and calm personality. Above all, she longs to deeply know and be at peace with herself. She is a seeker of harmony, often very introverted and focused on her inner world. As a spiritual seeker, she creates a home within herself. Her calm approach to life can help others to find balance and take a deep breath.
Divine Inspiration: Hestia, Goddess of Hearth
The Mystic Archetype risks isolating herself too much from the world and struggling to make meaningful connections.
She radiates tranquility and peace which gives her an aura of mystery and soulfulness. She has high levels of self-awareness.
The 7 Feminine Archetypes Art Collection
made to inspire you every day
The Queen Archetype
confident • outgoing • ambitious
The Queen is a natural leader. Looking at all 7 Feminine Archetypes, she is the most loyal and committed one – long-lasting relationships are highly important to her. She is driven and, often quite successful in her career, has a special talent for making powerful alliances. The Queen is not interested in playing small or in people who betray her loyalty – she knows her worth and values the finer things in life.
Divine Inspiration: Hera, Goddess of Marriage
When feeling insecure or threatened, the Queen can fall into patterns of jealousy and controlling behavior.
Her confidence, combined with a very loyal heart, makes her shine. She is sociable, ambitious, and knows how to take charge.
The Sage Archetype
insightful • rational • truth-seeking
Divine Inspiration: Athena, Goddess of Wisdom
Also known as the Wise Woman or Crone, the Sage is moved by logic and strategy. You possibly guessed – she is the most rational of the 7 Feminine Archetypes. The Sage pursues the path of self-improvement with discipline and is not afraid to let go of past versions of herself when they no longer serve her. Her thirst for knowledge results in a fountain of wisdom that is appreciated and sought out by her surroundings.
The Sage Archetype can be overly mind-focused and struggle to develop empathy and be present in the moment.
The Sage knows her power and speaks her truth. She is intelligent, strategic and devoted to inner growth.
The Lover Archetype
sensual • emotional • magnetic
Divine Inspiration: Aphrodite, Goddess of Beauty
The Lover is an embodiment of sacred sensuality – her magnetic force captivates. Clearly, the Lover is the most sensual Feminine Archetype. She is an alchemist of love, able to deeply transform those who encounter her touch. Naturally gifted at sparking intense connections, the Lover follows her emotions and desires. She is full of life force and an abundant source of creativity and inspiration.
The Lover Archetype can struggle to control her emotions, lack commitment and is often in need of external validation.
A natural creatrix, grounded in the present, has the ability to attract, knows how to create her own reality.
The 7 Feminine Archetypes – Workbook
It’s a little dream of mine to create a workbook for each archetype, to accompany your journey of self-exploration.
Are you interested? Let me know! If enough people want the workbooks, I’ll make them happen. ♥
The 7 Feminine Archetypes Test – which one are you?
The 7 Feminine Archetypes Quiz was designed to help you understand your dominant archetype – however, it is quite typical to identify with several archetypes as we move through different stages in life. Ultimately, we carry the potential to cultivate ALL the archetypes within us.
If multiple answers apply to you and you have difficulties choosing, pick the one that resonates with you the most (at this point in your life).
For any other questions on Feminine Archetypes, see the FAQ section below.
Can’t see the quiz? Try switching off your ad-blockers. The test is hosted by an external plugin which may get blocked by some tools.
FAQ: The 7 Feminine Archetypes
There is a lot of confusion about the origins and definition of archetypes online – mostly due to people not correctly researching and crediting their sources. I hope this FAQ section on the 7 Feminine Archetypes will be able to clarify some of these misconceptions and give credit where credit is due.
Meet the Artist of the 7 Feminine Archetypes Artworks
Hello, fellow goddess – I’m Anna and everything you see on this page came from my hands. I believe in the divine essence each and every one of us carries – and that we shapeshift into many versions of ourselves throughout life.
The 7 Feminine Archetype Artworks are my personal ode to womanhood and a celebration of the divine feminine in all its forms. I hope they inspire you to live your best life and to express your most authentic self.
Researching and painting the Feminine Archetypes has been part of my personal exploration of feminity and it is my great honor to share these works with you. Thank you for being here!
If you want to support my work, I would love for you to buy a print as a special gift for yourself or a dear friend.
P.S. I’m a Mystic (with a hint of Sage).
P.P.S: Any questions or feedback? Feel free to reach out.