When something is said to be masculine in nature or to present masculine energy in the metaphysical sense, it is being described as an active, forward moving energy. It is aggressive; it doesn’t just accept what comes but imposes its will. Masculine energy tends to be more focused on the spiritual or mental aspects of things. In the Yin-Yang polarity, masculine energy is symbolized by the bright white Yang.
In magick, masculine energy and in some cases the male image represents the ego, the conscious, logical mind.
In herbal lore, masculine energy usually refers to the action of the herb. Those herbs that have active, penetrating action are classified as masculine. Sometimes, however, herbs are categorized according to their appearance so an herb that is phallic in shape may be classified as masculine, regardless of its action.