“Here I am no longer the queen, I am me”
The name of this card is called “la reyne” in French. It can be translated as “the queen” in English. If you notice any translation errors in this article, please let us know for our entire community. You can leave your comment at the bottom of this page.
The pregnant queen is a figure who often inspires respect and admiration. As a leader, she has to deal with many important responsibilities and decisions , while pregnant and taking care of her health and that of her unborn child. The queen’s pregnancy can also be seen as a symbol of continuity and succession, as the child she bears may become the future ruler. This perspective can add an extra dimension of pressure and responsibility to the queen’s pregnancy. The queen wears a crown of flowers topped with a silver moon and is set in a cup. The reyne is associated with the element water, symbol of receptivity, intuitive lucidity and imagination.
From the psychological and philosophical point of view, she gives birth to a new spirit. In some contexts, the pregnant queen can also be seen as a symbol of femininity and motherhood, indicating that a woman can be both a strong leader and a loving mother. In short, the pregnant queen is a complex and fascinating figure, which embodies both power and vulnerability, responsibility and tenderness. She is the icon, a model of representation that we tend to become or to be. We set our own reyne. The queen is also a symbol of fertility representing the mother, and childbirth. The fertility carried by the mother brings during a draw the unblocking of a situation. The solution is in the egg. One could say that it gives birth to the solution of the questioning posed. The cup of love is a receptacle to accommodate this solution.
She is often described as a symbol of feminine strength and resilience. If the egg tells us about childbirth, it also tells us in a more alchemical way the creation of the universe and the transmutation of metals. The egg of the world, origin of all things, is found in a large number of mythologies and especially in those of Egypt. An egg seems like a fixed object, yet it holds life in a microcosm belonging to our macrocosm. Life is housed there. We can compare this egg to the egg of the alchemists, which contains the process that can allow the discovery of the philosopher’s stone. This egg symbolizes the athanor, within it is housed the processes of transmutations, of change creating the hidden realities.
The card of the queen is present in the Tarot de Marseille in several forms. On the spiritual side, we will find it sometimes “papess” by its spiritual power. The queen is also represented by “the Empress” with card n°III of the Tarot de Marseille. It can also be found in the 4 suits of this deck, in the form of the queen of cups, queen of coins, queen of swords and queen of staves. We can notice that the queen has a very important role in medieval society, because she is present on all levels. Not to mention cards like lovers, and the nameless arcana, where her presence has a role. In the oracle of Marseilles, the empress has evolved into a reyne. The queen is a unique arcana which is more a representative symbol of the woman, the mother, of the benevolent and beneficent nature. It is an image of feminine grandeur. She is the sacred feminine, she holds her power within her. The Queen of the Oracle of Marseilles is a free woman in her kingdom.
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