I have a particular fondness for the archetype of the goddess Artemis. Yes, she is considered a steward for the creatures and the natural environment that nurtures them. More, Artemis, meaning "water", is a complex symbol of the independent and free feminine spirit who is deeply introspective. When we look deeply into ourselves and all that is around us, we see a complexity that includes the energies of darkness and light, peace and aggression, chaos and opportunity. Invoking thoughts of Artemis and what she signifies helps me make meaning out of all that I'm feeling as I try to understand what is happening in our present cultural challenges and how I will participate in what unfolds. She reminds me that these are the timeless challenges of humanity. What will we choose to make of our miraculous potential? What will I choose? I love this time in winter at the year's ending/beginning that brings me to a contemplation of what was and what next.