Archetypes are universal patterns of talents, motivations and behaviors.

They contain a dialogue of how and why we use our energy the way we do.

Archetypal patterns are a way to learn about the truth and possibilities of our lives.

They are universal and yet each of us can express an archetypal pattern our own way.

Archetypes are foundations upon which we can develop a deeper personal understanding of our own potential.

What is  I created this site in 2009 as a resource for those looking for more information on personal archetypes.  It has since spawned a podcast that uses the mythological story of the major arcana of the Tarot as an important analog of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey that includes more feminine archetypal characters and situations.  In the Blog section below will find essays and articles by myself as well as artists and practitioners using archetypal patterns for positive change in individual lives and communities.   Stay in touch by signing up for email updates or connecting through social media.

Julienne Givot, Archetypal Consultant

Archetypist Articles, Blog Posts & Podcasts

All Posts

A big list of ALL articles ever written on this site. Get those scrolling fingers ready or use the tags below to peruse the offerings.


Archetypes & Dating

Do archetypes play into dating? Heck yes! Red flags, re-directions and ways to find love without going mental.


Archetypal Characters

A deeper exploration of specific archetypal characters.


Podcast Posts

Provocative Mythology for the 21st Century Posts for the long running Archetypal Tarot Podcast.   It’s an open-hearted, provocative exploration of psychology, spirituality, philosophy & life presented in a helpful, grounded & funny manner.


In Search of Wisdom

Musings on wisdom, experience, ideas for leading a life well lived.


Pop Culture Archetypes

Archetypes are ever present in popular culture.  These articles highlight some that you might find interesting.


Core Archetypes Blogs

There are four core archetypes are common to everyone. The are also called ‘survival’ archetypes because they symbolize many of our life challenges and how we choose to survive.  They influence how we respond to authority, and how we make choices. This category contains articles written about these archetypes.


“Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.”

― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching