Binary Gender

From The SpiritWiki

The Binary Gender Archetype Constellation is an Old Energy Archetype Constellation in the Old Energy Creation Template. It answers the big question "Who am I" by inscribing a binary view of gender (i.e. male versus female). [1] The Binary Gender archetype constellation is implemented in the Masonic Tarot.

List of Old Energy Archetypal Constellations

Archetype Constellation > Binary Gender, Chosen One, Compliance and Submission, Excuse and Justification, Fool in School, Good versus Evil, Isolated Individuality, Judge and Punish/Reward, Only the Chosen, Secrets

List of Archetypes related to the Binary Gender Archetype Constellation

Binary Gender > Hermit, Hierophant, High Priestess, Judgement, The Emperor, The Empress, The Lovers, The Magician

List of Old Energy Archetypes from the Masonic Tarot

The Masonic Tarot consists of the following Old Energy archetypes.

Masonic Tarot archetypes> Chariot, Death (archetype), Duality, Hermit, Hierophant, High Priestess, Judgement, Justice, Star, Strength, Sun (archetype), Temperance, The Devil, The Emperor, The Empress, The Fool, The Hanged Man, The Lovers, The Magician, The Moon, The Tower, The Wheel of Fortune, The World (old energy)


On this planet, and within a Binary Gender Scheme, assignment of gender is based on genital arrangements. An individual with a penis is assigned to the male gender while an individual with a vagina is assigned to the female gender.

Binary Gender is common in nations dominated by exploitative economic arrangements (like Capitalism, for example). Egalitarian societies are more likely to leave space for multiple genders. The pre-colonization Navaho for example have a four-gender model: female, male, male with a feminine essence, and female with a masculine essence.


You see this binary gender archetype playing out in this highly sexist Reddit post, ironically posted in


  1. Merkenich, Mary (2000). Gender roles — only two? Green Left Weekly