Divine femininity, sensuality, fertility, creativity, beauty, abundance, natureGo to Upright Meaning
Insecurity, creative block, dependence, negligence, strangulation, lack of progressGo to Reversed Meaning
The epitome of fertility and feminine power sits upon a soft, red throne. Her countenance shone with emotional and spiritual fulfillment. She sits upright and her gaze is feminine, yet strong as a pillar of authority. Blond flowing hair beset by a crown of 13 stars in a triangular position and a band of green exuding her connection to the divine constellations and the Earth. A scepter in her right hand of manifestation.
Her robes, green and to the floor with pomegranates all about it and the symbol of Venus at her feet. Behind her is a rich forest with many fertile paths and before her, a prosperous wheat field.
Empress Tarot Card Meanings
Upright Card Meaning
The Empress embodies life itself, like Mother Earth who created us all. She is a symbol of fertility and abundance. This card may be telling you that a particularly fertile period is coming in your life. Perhaps you are expecting a child, or beginning to think about having children. The fertile energy does not have to be so literal and can signify personal or spiritual growth as well.
The Empress embodies many qualities that are regarded as stereotypically feminine, such as passion, emotion and gentleness. Our masculine world may not respect those qualities, but they are crucial if you want to thrive. Deep inner knowledge can be attained by getting in touch with your emotions. Let yourself be guided by your passions in order to get in touch with what really matters, such as nature or the relationships that sustain you. Because we are not accustomed to letting our passions guide us, The Empress can seem inscrutable and hidden at first. But take some time to visit a flower and sit with your emotions and the card’s energy will provide the guidance that you need.
Empress Tarot Card Meanings
Reversed Card Meaning
The card reversed may represent an excess of The Empress’s energies. You are allowing yourself to be guided by your emotions too much, when a few minutes of clear reasoning will show you the right path. Perhaps The Empress reversed is attempting to show you that there is a light at the end of your complicated situation and that the path to the truth is visible if you take a few moments to seriously search for it.
As anyone with an anxiety-prone mother would know, an excess of maternal energy is smothering. The Empress reversed is asking you to honestly assess whether the recipients of your care want as much attention as you are giving. Perhaps it is time to take a step back.
Have you remembered to turn some of The Empress’s maternal love and nurture inwards? We cannot care for others if we do not first fill up our own wells, and if we are so depleted of energy we may find ourselves in positions of dependency that are unpleasant. An excess of emotion and nurture will only bring us further from inner truth, not closer to it.
Major Arcana 🃏 Empress from GotoHoroscope Tarot Cards Deck
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