Wedding of Mary Magdalene
Going towards the wedding and Sacred Union, Magdalene goes towards her own authority. Towards herself as Queen....towards herself as authority over her own lands.
The Virgin-self has receptivity; the Bride and Beloved has authority.
We ally with our own religious stories to know these qualities in ourself. If we reduce Mary Magdalene to First Apostle, she only as authority of the Mind. Her land and body are not espoused.
If a woman does not carry her own sense of embodied authority, she can be treated with disrespect and even cruelty. The loss of the Queen to Jesus' King, the Bride to his Bridegroom, has made it so for women.
To accept the role of First Apostle is to give up once again the authority over one's own land and the embodied wisdom to govern it. So pale in comparison to "The Magdalene" who claims the wedding as her own; who claims the cross and who claims the cave.