oh, see, i always thought i was being unoriginal with the assumption of forest = pubis in sleeping beauty and that a million feminist scholars must have got there before me.
it always just seems such a coming into sexuality story. phallic spindle. drop of blood = menstrual blood. instead of blossoming into sexuality, girl goes into coma state. growth of pubic hair. (though i suppose the nicer spin on it would be the forest and trees as her protectors.) and along comes the prince ready to break through.
i always read the banning of spindles as though theoretically for the princess' own protection, on a deeper level, a refusal to allow her her right to bleed. so keeping her with an appearance of bloodlessness, statue-like. or a supression of any suggestion of menstrual bleeding.
'pubic tree' would be an excellent title of something though. sleeping beauty should have ended up with a particularly splendid tree, shouldn't she? i'd love to see her say 'nah, bollocks' to her 'rescuing' prince. i suppose it's quite interesting if the forest is seen as an extension of her anatomy. it's real dark, labyrinthian psyche stuff. (as opposed to her being meant to be the perfect princess, disallowed from shedding a drop of blood lest she die.)