Welcome Woman ~
How are you doing, dear Queen?
How is your practice of Circulating the Light? How is your practice of Circulating the Essence?
Below is an image from the Secret of the Golden Flower ~ a Taoist alchemical text which details the small heavenly circulation (microcosmic orbit). As well as a quotation from Dr. Estés describing some of the energy of the Queen Mother/Crone archetype ~ here she describes the discernment and leadership attributed more specifically to the Queen archetype.
May you have bountiful light as you practice staying rooted in the centre of your sphere, aligning through all three realms and connecting to heart.
“The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart” ~ Marianne Williamson
“The wild mother figure from the underworld risks retribution to follow what she knows to be the wisest course. She outsmarts the predator instead of colluding. She does not give in. She knows what is integral, knows what will help a woman thrive, knows a predator when she sees one, knows what to do about it. Even when pressured by the most distorted cultural or psychic messages, even with a predator loose in the culture or in the personal psyche, we can all still hear her original wild instructions, and follow them”.
~ Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés p.472 “Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype”