The way to the light
While Ingrith represents female power in the grip of the negative anima (seduction and delusion), Maleficent succeeds in wrestling her way to mercy towards her enemy. Thus she integrates the love of her father and becomes like him (see below).
But love makes vulnerable. The inner daughter, who stands for pure love and has just been saved, now weeps over all that has died inwardly and broken outwardly.
[S. The path through the underworld and The integration of the shadows.]
Mourning is the gate from negativity back to love in the light of loving consciousness. It does not shy away from the truth, and so what is becomes visible: There is great physical power, symbolised by the bear, and great spiritual power, symbolised by the phoenix - the power of the woman!
The Prince: Reconciliation - also in the relationship
But this spiritual power must be channelled and used for good. This is where the prince now comes into play as the loving consciousness (symbol for the positive masculine parts of the woman, the animus as Christ-figure). He makes peace between the realms and so the struggle can finally end.
King John: The Loving Father
As the good "King Consciousness", King John was weakened and fainted by the intrigues of the serpent (s. The Third Eye and the King's Treasure). The goal for man, however, is for the loving consciousness to take the sceptre. Its wisdom, kindness and friendly warm-heartedness motivate both man and woman to good deeds.
With this, nothing stands in the way of the wedding, which symbolises the integration of the unconscious into consciousness (s. The sacred wedding).
Freedom and peace
Figuratively, the fairy tale says at the end: A goat is that woman who wants to live power instead of love, and thus pushes forward the struggle instead of seeking peace.
For a woman's true strength and power is her love.