My favorite aesthetic. I hope it never ends.
I was looking at this again and thinking about how much I love that while each of these images evokes royalty, each is a very different type. The each give me a different impression:
Beyoncé – The Empress – At the height of her power, her throne is unassailable, though many try. Strength in every step, her court always in attendance. You will never see the strike coming.
Rihanna – The Child Queen – She crowns herself, trembling but determined, still mourning the things she has lost but refusing to be cowed. No one will claim her suffering but herself.
Nicki – The Anointed Queen – She rules by divine right, lit with a power that is as much spiritual as earthly. Her subjects are her children and she will raise them up, inspiring them with their own worth.
Janelle – The Warrior Queen – She leads a band of poet-warriors, a queendom both young and aggressive, but full of hope for a future that she will fight for, unafraid.
Beyoncé – The Empress: Capricorn, Virgo, Leo
Rihanna – The Child Queen: Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus
Nicki – The Anointed Queen: Cancer, Sagittarius, Libra
Janelle – The Warrior Queen: Gemini, Aquarius, Aries