The Empress Card Meaning
The Empress Card Meaning: the mother of the pack. She’s reassuring, full of love and compassion and a great card to pull if you’re considering parenthood. If taken too far though, the Empress energy can be over protective, stifling and over emotional.
Tarot card number: 3
Positive associations with this tarot card: fertility, birth, motherhood, harmony, nature, prosperity, joy, love, artistic ambition
Negative associations with this tarot card: domestic upheaval, emotional blackmail, over-protectiveness, poverty, infertility, unwanted pregnancy, suppressed artistic expression.
The Empress symbolises love, reassurance, prosperity and birth so when she appears in a reading in a favourable position she is a very welcome card.
She can represent pregnancy or actual birth of a child however she can also represent the creation or birth of a creative project or involvement with nature.
Negatively The Empress can signal that you, or a woman in your life, is being too protective for comfort and may even resort to emotional blackmail to get what she wants.
She may indicate money worries and a need to handle your finances carefully.
Another negative aspect of The Empress is that she can symbolise infertility or unwanted pregnancy.
The Empress is the archetypal Earth Mother, the Anima, the Feminine Principle. She is full-figured, possibly pregnant, and is surrounded by lush greenery and fields of ripe wheat. Below her couch is a heart-shaped pillow with the symbol of Venus emblazoned upon it, and her flowing robe is decorated with pomegranates, a symbol of fertility. In the forest behind her a river flows freely with water, the symbol of life. Her upraised hand holds a sceptre which demonstrates her power and authority over the things of this earth.
The Empress, Demeter, the Earth Mother, Freyja, Goddess of fertility. Ruled by Venus, the planet of love, creativity, fertility, art, harmony, luxury, beauty and grace. The three is the joining of opposites to produce a third. She wears a crown of 12 stars, representing the Zodiac and her rulership over time. Her sceptre also shows her dominion over the created world. Where the High Priestess had dominion over the intellectual world, and the world of knowledge, the Empress has dominion over the world of the senses. Her dress has pomegranates on it. The water in the background is a symbol of the subconscious. The wheat is sacred to Isis and the cypress trees are sacred to Venus. The pearl necklace is also a symbol of Venus (Aphrodite), as are the myrtle leaves on the crown. The rune associated with this card is Fehu.
The Empress indicates that spirit is about to intervene in your life. It may be just enough to give you a glimpse of the miraculous; it may be more. You may or may not know who bestows such good fortune, but the care and nurturing that will result come as no accident. You will come to see that you are not alone, that you are being watched over. What appears to be coincidental good luck may actually be the result of a series of good choices you have made. It’s your turn to have things work out, to be blessed and nurtured. Relax in the knowledge that you are in good hands and that you are worthy of receiving this loving embrace.
This card means material abundance and fertility. It also indicates balance and stability in one’s life. The empress is an open person and is able to be fair in most situations. For those in the arts your dream of creative projects will be realised.
New ideas and projects will be implemented resulting in the success of all your projects and interests. It is symbolic of marriage and represents a feminine figure. You are discontented because something is missing or lacking in your life, or because you want to find something creative, meaningful or fulfilling to do, but you don’t know what. This is not a time to think, act or do. You’re already overloaded and mental pursuits will not give you what you need. Further attempts to follow your intellect or reasoning mind will only cause frustration or lead you astray.
Creativity. You need to give birth to something that has never been. To do so, tap your creative potential. Be as gentle to yourself and your new creation as you would be to an infant. Enjoy the riches of nature and the natural world. The Empress and the High Priestess are the two halves of the female archetype in the Major Arcana. The Empress represents the fertile, life-giving Mother who reigns over the bounty of Nature and the rhythms of the Earth. From her comes all the pleasures and joys of the senses and the abundance of new life in all its forms. The Empress encourages you to strengthen your connections with the natural world which is the ground of our being. Too often false sophistications and pleasures take us far from our roots. Let the Empress remind you to keep your feet firmly planted in the Earth.
In readings, the Empress can refer to any aspect of Motherhood. She can be an individual mother, but as a Major Arcana card, she also goes beyond the specifics of mothering to its essence – the creation of life and its sustenance through loving care and attention. The Empress can also represent lavish abundance of all kinds. She offers a cornucopia of delights, especially those of the senses – food, pleasure and beauty. She can suggest material reward, but only with the understanding that riches go with a generous and open spirit. The Empress asks you to embrace the principle of life and enjoy its bountiful goodness.
Your endeavours quicken in the womb, ripen and bear fruit; you are blessed by maternal, protective forces or influences. You are grounded in the material plane, which is a stabilising influence, yet you can reach into higher planes of consciousness.
The wisdom of the feminine principle in life is at work in your life. Open to the fertility of the land and find abundance in your life. Allow creativity to flow through you. A call to return to nature. In quiet meditation, open to the stars above your head to receive the wisdom of Goddess. Align with your inner child and find bliss.
Pregnant with ideas. New life and possibilities. Abundance and fruitfulness. Need to pay attention to nature. Need to warm up and be open to new situations. Compassion and tolerance are in the forefront. Grounding your energies. Create beauty and grace in your everyday life. Paying attention to the energy and growth of a situation.
Affirmation, “I bring forth my creations with joy. I love and nurture them to fruition.”
Empress can indicate pregnancy and fertility. Being the passionate, caring, feeling counterpart of the male Emperor, the female Empress stresses the qualities of nurturing, growth and feeling. She senses things, she appreciates the beauty in the simply things in life. She is comfortable with nature. She is patient, she follows only the cycles of the Universe (she leaves the rules up to the Emperor). She watches the seasons change, the tides come and go, the moon change through Maiden, Mother, Crone. And she feels for each moment, she can reach out and understand each moment, each changing cycle, and knows that one day, we will face this cycle again. She is wise.
Infidelity, poverty may cause disruption of your life. Psychological problems may cause instability also indicates the unknown and doubts regarding the future.
To make a dream come true take half an eggshell and balance it on a plate containing earth. Fill the eggshell with soil and plant a seed of your choice on the night of the new moon. as you lovingly plant the seed repeat these words. ” I will plant my dream seeds in the fertile earth of my imagination and reap a harvest of love, creativity and harmony.
Thanks for reading,
Psychic Madeline Rose
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