III The Empress
Femininity, Beauty, Nature, Nurturing, Abundance, Mother Figure
Being a mother of three myself, and a creative, I can strongly connect to the energy of the card of The Empress. At the same time, she can be a Supermum, as she is always concerned with the growth, development and wellbeing of others.
The Empress is a woman with a strong maternal instinct. Her keywords are Nurturing, Natural Rhythm and Growth. She also represents nature and the natural cycles that occur in nature in general, as well as in your personal life.
The Empress is a lady who knows what she wants. She is friendly, outgoing and sociable. She tends to things, situations and projects, as well as human relationships, especially children, with loving care and ensures that these grow under her watchful eye and dedicated efforts.
This lady knows what she wants, yet is respectful, open and kind to all others. Still, she is not a pushover – far from it. Her focus is balanced between her own goals and the care and service of others.
When you meet the Empress, she can symbolise a characteristic in yourself or another person, usually female with these traits. In some circumstances, she can also represent a situation or circumstance, rather than a person, but in most cases, it is a person in your life, whether this is you or someone else.
The Empress is also an auspicious significator when you are looking to harmonise your romantic relationship or are planning to start a family. She can also herald the beginning of a pregnancy, not necessarily yours, but it could be someone in your extended family or circle of close friends.
Likewise, if you are active in the artistic fields, this card foretells an increase in success in your chosen field, as it tends to find and support those exposed to a creative or artistic burst of energy. This card tells you that your creativity is in flow or, if badly aspected in a spread, it can point to energy blockages, bitterness, resentment and problems with your mother.
The Empress stands for all things motherly. A nurturing, loving problem solver, she indicates successful business ventures or other positive, productive opportunities to come. She suggests moving forward to fulfil your full potential. The Empress is a power woman, active, earthy and grounded. Together with the High Priestess, she forms the totally of woman, the earthy, fertile and conscious creativity coupled with the intuitive, mystical and unconscious side.