The Nurturer is the archetypal mother, provider, and caregiver. You love to look after others, and offer your home, time, and arms open to anyone in need. You always notice those ‘outside’, and welcome them with love and openness. Your caring nature knows no bounds.
You are compassionate, and have immense empathy for others. Your reaction to difficult people and situations is to love them through it. You are inclusive, generous to a fault, and find it difficult to say ‘no’ to people. This is often your downfall, as you tend to give too much of your time and energy to others. Leaving little for yourself.
Your big life lesson is to realise that you must love yourself first. To make sure that you are whole, healthy, and happy, before you can begin to help others. This may sound ‘selfish’ at first, but everything begins with self love. And self love is not selfish, it is the foundation of all love. In fact, you cannot truly love others until you love yourself.
When the Nurturer doesn’t practice self love, a hole develops within. The healthy Nurturer places self care high on their agenda. They have firm boundaries, and give what they can in the moment, while making sure their own needs are met.