3 – The Empress:
Keywords: Creativity, fertility, birth, bounty, abundance, fruitfulness, nurture, mothering, sensual pleasure
The Empress is all about fertility, creativity and sensual pleasure. She is sometimes described as Mother Earth or Mother Nature. A more mature woman than the High Priestess… comfortable with who she is and not afraid to be herself. Many Empress cards depict a pregnant woman or nursing mother… The Empress is linked to Venus and wears a crown of 12 stars (referencing the zodiac) and a necklace of 7 pearls (the 7 main planets used on astrology). Her birthing, nurturing qualities are not confined to children, however. She often shows up when we are “giving birth” to a new project, or are in the throes of a creative or artistic endeavor.
The Empress card #3
Her symbol, Goddess of Beautiful Things as Well as Love.
Season – Spring
Abundance and Great Happiness, Appreciating Beauty, Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor, Love of Nature-Relating to Plants and Animals, Creative Ideas-Creation or Birth of a Creative Project, Harmony and Stability on the Home Front, A Mother-Wife-Friend-Sister, Feeling Vibrantly Healthy, Expressing Tenderness, Patient, Feminine Progress, Loves Relaxation, Abundance on a Material and Emotional Level, Giving-Generous, Fruitful, Gentle and Compassionate….A Soft Heart, Ready When Needed, She “Likes” to Look after People, it Comes Naturally to Her, Being Earthy, Comfort, Working with Children, Nurturing and Caring for Others, pregnancy, Understanding, Adviser, Cherishing the World, sensitive, Fertility, Mothering….A Mother Hen, Feeling Connected to the Earth, Nourishing Life, She Likes to be Pampered, Loving-Affectionate, She is the Nurturer and the Provider,
Creative Blocks, Possible Complication with Pregnancy Or Poor Health, Unwanted Pregnancy, Lack on Concentration, Unable to Acquire Something you Need, Problems with a Relationship, Lack of Affection, Overbearing, Disloyal, Resort to Emotional Blackmail to get what She Wants, Partial Success in the Areas which are important, Infidelity, Domestic Upheaval, Don’t know when to let go, Lacking Maternal or Protective instincts, Materialistic, Material Needs are Unmet, Vanity, Sterility, Be Possessive and Jealous, Can Smother-Over-Protectiveness.