The “counselor at the crossroads” aspect of the Wisewoman represents our instinctive recognition of opportunities for choice at critical stages of life and the knack for making appropriate decisions based on love and the true processes of our souls.
Looking for the psychological meanings of public myths and private dreams is an extremely powerful way to train your intuition and add to your store of wisdom. You may not always like what you see, but then how many of us liked Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West?
Long ago when Earth was young and the collective ego in its infancy, the idea of uprooting oneself from the safety of home and herd and taking a solitary journey into unknown territory had sacred significance. Even the most powerful rulers feared the unknown so much that they would not make any important move without first consulting divine guidance.