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    The Empress


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    • giving birth
    • nourishing life
    • nurturing and caring for others
    • cherishing the world
    • expressing tenderness
    • working with children

    welcoming abundance

    • enjoying extravagance
    • receiving lavish reward
    • luxuriating in plenty
    • having more than enough
    • feeling rich

    experiencing the senses

    • giving and receiving pleasure
    • focusing on the body
    • appreciating beauty
    • feeling vibrantly healthy
    • being earthy
    • doing physical activity

    responding to Nature

    • relating to plants and animals
    • embracing the natural
    • feeling connected to the Earth
    • going outdoors
    • harmonizing with natural rhythms

    Opposing cards / zodiac signs

    Reinforcing cards / zodiac signs

    • Lovers - sexual fulfillment, pleasure
    • Star - generosity, free-flowing love
    • Nine of Cups - enjoying the senses
    • Seven of Pentacles - material reward
    • Ten of Pentacles - affluence, luxury, physical comfort
    • Libra - being troubled, disturbed, anxious
    • Aquarius - power, self-confidence
    • Pisces - freedom, lack of restriction


      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.