queen and light of my life

Regina Finding Her Strength

All this time Regina has been drawn to the man with the lion tattoo because of the pixie dust…Robin Hood. She thought it was about finding her true love, which was further reinforced by Tinkerbell, but it’s actually been about the lion and finding her strength.

The symbolic meaning of lions, as one might imagine, primarily deals with strength.

The fact that it is a nocturnal creature means that the lion is a symbol of authority and command over subconscious thought.

The lion often appears to a person who needs to reclaim their space and take back a leadership role in life.

It was revealed to us that Regina subconsciously hated herself and she remembered this during her fight with the Evil Queen. Instead of killing the Queen, she decides to love her and accept her by balancing their lightness and darkness.

Regina says, “I gave you some of my love…the love from Henry and Robin and the people I care most about.”

Although it wasn’t true love, Regina’s relationship with Robin helped her to recognize her own strength and gave her the ability to finally accept herself, which I also discuss in my post about Robin as symbolism for Regina.

She also mentions Henry, who’s birth sign is Leo ♌, which is represented by a lion. Henry has been a clear source of strength for Regina throughout the entire story and he finally acknowledges the Queen as his mother as well, adding to her newfound strength.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.