Life Archetype: Empress

The Empress Life Archetype is the Nurturer.

The Empress Life Archetype is the Nurturer.


LIFE ARCHETYPE: THE EMPRESS

The Nurturer

OVERVIEW:
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.

COMPASS QUESTION:
This is the one question the Empress must ask when making a decision in order to remain balanced.
Does this nourish me?

ASPECTS:
Also known as sub-archetypes.
Mother; Matriarch; Medicine Woman; Doula; Crone; Maiden; Artist; Environmentalist; Protectress; Hedonist; Drama Queen; Damsel in Distress

NATURAL LANGUAGE:
Creation

NATURAL MOVEMENT:
Meandering

CORE DESIRE:
To create

MOTTO:
Sacred union with the earth.

MANTRA:
I birth my creations into the world with abandon. I nourish them and myself.

ELEMENT:
Earth

POWER SYMBOLS:
#3, trees, babies, wheat, fruit, earth, triangle, bees, Venus glyph, 12 star crown, Wild boar

COLOUR:
Earth colours

CHAKRA:
2nd chakra, sacral chakra

GODS/GODDESSES:
Demeter, Isis, Gaia, Eva, Buffalo Calf Woman, Artemis, Dana

SHADOW GODDESS:
Hera/Juno in her aspect as the jealous wife

VALUES:
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

STRENGTHS:
Naturally creative.
Multitasking with results.
Generosity.
Nurturing ability.
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.

MOTIVATORS:
Art
Nature
Children
Creative impulses
Sensuality
Different cultures
Sustainability

CHALLENGES:
Boredom.
Overindulgence.
Self-worth issues.
Dealing with distractions.
Completion of her many projects.
Setting priorities.
Procrastination.
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.

SHADOW:
Drama Queen
Jealousy
Gossip
Laziness
Smothering
Entitlement issues.
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.

PRIMARY FEAR:
Not being able to create the things she wants to create.

PRIMARY WOUND:
The Empress is born with this primary wound. It’s often unconscious and hard to spot.
The Mother wound.

KRYPTONITE:
This is the achilles heel the Empress must watch out for.
Jealousy and the refusal to birth projects.

NON-NEGOTIABLES:
These are the things the Empress must have in both life & home in order to have balance.
Cultivating sensuality as a lifestyle
Nature
Creative practices
A nurturing environment
Anchoring into her own, unique creative style
A support team
Her health

TABOOS:
These are the things the Empress must absolutely avoid in order to have balance in both life & home.
Just one thing
Stinginess
Barren space
Isolation
DIY as a life philosophy

CHALLENGE ARCHETYPE:
Hanged Man Archetype: Allowing the cycles of life and the seasons to naturally occur.

DOING STYLE:
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.

SELF-LOVE STYLE:
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.

SELF-LOVE PROMPT:
Luscious sensuality is the key to your own heart. Read more about the bigger context of Self-Love-Prompts:

MOVEMENT STYLE:
Loves to meander savour and make big drama moves. Read more about the bigger context of Movement Styles.

HARVEST STYLE:
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


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