Today, the octave after the Feast of the Assumption, is the feast of the Queenship of the Virgin Mary. How is Mary a Queen? She is not a goddess. She is a human being. The Queenship of Mary comes from Psalm 45. The New Testament book of Hebrews references this psalm to Christ:
But of the Son He says,Psalm 45 also talks of "the queen".
"Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above your companions."
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.Who is the Queen, then? Most modern Americans would answer "The Queen is the King's wife." No. Not in ancient times. In ancient times a king could have many wives in a lifetime, and, indeed, many wives at one time. The queen, then, is the mother of the king. We see a remnant of this today in the British idea of the "Queen Mother"--the mother of the king.
~Psalm 45: 9
The Queen (or the Queen Mother) is not a queen in her own right. She is queen only because she is the mother of the king. She does not reign alone. In some senses, she does not reign at all--not in the sense that the king reigns. The psalm pictures the queen standing at the right hand of the king (Christ). Notice that the queen does not sit in a throne of her own. She is standing by the side of the real ruler--the King, who is Christ.
The concept of Mary as Queen of Heaven and earth is a title given to her by virtue of her having given birth to the King who is Jesus Christ.
Hat tip to Darrenn Jackson for the biblical references.