Persephone - Queen of the Underworld
Persephone is the representation of all our dualities. She is both young flower maiden and Queen of the underworld.
Those living the maiden pathway may find themselves uncommitted within relationships, work, or study, even though they may be on that pathway already. They may feel unable to make a decision for themselves or like that power is taken from them or depends on the needs of others. They may struggle to find their own voice and working with Persephone can give them that courage to take the space and time for themselves to sit with and listen to that voice.
For those that may sit on the other extreme, Persephone can help them to become more flexible with their commitments and allow for change to come into place, shifting through the seasons in a way that is more supportive for them. It can also support the young maiden energy that hasn't yet learned when to be discerning with her voice and the connections she makes.
As Queen of the Underworld she represents strength, experience, and growth, she sees what truly lays in the shadows and is not afraid of it now that she understands it. For those wanting to step into shadow work and looking past the surface level, Persephone can support you in this process. Understanding that you have the power to take charge of your life and create transformation.
As Persephone was kidnapped by Hades into the underworld her innocence and lack of experience was prominent. Those living in this space may feel passive, or like they cannot step into their true deeper desires. When around men she may transform back to that innocent child-woman once again and so Persephone can provide support for those exploring owning and stepping into their sexuality and beauty, coming into womanhood, releasing shame, and leaving behind the preconceived ideas of who she needed to be.
Due to her unhealthy relationship with her mother, Demeter, working with Persephone can also help to heal and transform our mother wound, leaving behind the aspects of the mother that are not beneficial or supportive for you.