Life Archetype: Empress
LIFE ARCHETYPE: THE EMPRESS
The Empress must create, nurture & produce in some form. Sensuality is the beat to her generous heart. She must watch out for smothering or suffocating herself, others or creations.
Attention: Drama, optional.
This is the one question the Empress must ask when making a decision in order to remain balanced.
Does this nourish me?
Also known as sub-archetypes.
Mother; Matriarch; Medicine Woman; Doula; Crone; Maiden; Artist; Environmentalist; Protectress; Hedonist; Drama Queen; Damsel in Distress
Sacred union with the earth.
I birth my creations into the world with abandon. I nourish them and myself.
#3, trees, babies, wheat, fruit, earth, triangle, bees, Venus glyph, 12 star crown, Wild boar
2nd chakra, sacral chakra
Demeter, Isis, Gaia, Eva, Buffalo Calf Woman, Artemis, Dana
Hera/Juno in her aspect as the jealous wife
Sustainability, nourishment, sensuality, lusciousness, nature, creativity, variety, family, animals, beauty, creation, co-creation, art, movement, healing, growth, evolution, natural medicine, grounding, earth, connection, the feminine, sovereignty, sanctuary, prosperity, generosity, harvest, resourcefulness, elegance, grace, the fullness of life, vitality, fertility, pregnancy, self-care, mothering, benevolence, protection, travel, community, independence, productivity, ceremony
Multitasking with results.
Understands the 4 feminine mysteries: creation, maintenance, nourishment and change.
A natural understanding of the cycle of life.
Deeply loves her tribe of people and will go to great lengths to care for them.
Incubating new ideas and inspiration and birthing them into the physical realm as her creations.
Graceful leadership and role model to her people.
Embodiment of female power and sensuality.
Dealing with distractions.
Completion of her many projects.
Setting and maintaining boundaries.
Making and keeping commitments.
Trusting the power and purpose of her creations.
The comparison virus and not good enough song.
Impatience, not working in sync with the natural rhythms.
Neglect of herself and others.
Escapism from physical responsibilities.
Dominance and possessivness.
Creative constipation due to inconsistency.
When materialistic gain and shallow fame become the focus.
Dependency trap of fulfilling others expectations over her own.
PRIMARY LIFE LESSON:
My creations matter.
Not being able to create the things she wants to create.
The Empress is born with this primary wound. It’s often unconscious and hard to spot.
The Mother wound.
This is the achilles heel the Empress must watch out for.
Jealousy and the refusal to birth projects.
These are the things the Empress must have in both life & home in order to have balance.
Cultivating sensuality as a lifestyle
A nurturing environment
Anchoring into her own, unique creative style
A support team
These are the things the Empress must absolutely avoid in order to have balance in both life & home.
Just one thing
DIY as a life philosophy
Hanged Man Archetype: Allowing the cycles of life and the seasons to naturally occur.
Do with luscious creativity & nourishment. Tame the multi-tasking monster and don’t smother your creations. Read more about the bigger context of Doing Styles.
Stop smothering others and start mothering yourself in the most luscious and sustainable way you can imagine. That’s the best use of your creativity. Read more about the bigger context of Self-love Styles.
Luscious sensuality is the key to your own heart. Read more about the bigger context of Self-Love-Prompts:
Loves to meander savour and make big drama moves. Read more about the bigger context of Movement Styles.
Reap that abundance of creativity and channel it into a luscious project so it can nourish you and your community.
Read more about the bigger context of Harvest Styles
FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH THIS LIFE ARCHETYPE:
Hilary Clinton, Zoe Kravitz, Sherrie Silver, Bram Stoker, Audrey Hepburn, Frida Kahlo, Evita Peron, Amal Alamuddin Clooney, Imelda Marcos, Pope Francis, Jimmy Choo, Dan Brown, Celine Dion, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen