What is the Meaning of The Empress Tarot Card?

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The Empress Tarot Card

The Empress card is the third in the Major Arcana and it represents a woman sitting on a chair, calm and peaceful, surrounded by nature.

This card symbolizes the feminine side and it embodies Earth Mother or the Feminine Principle.

The appearance of this card in a reading tells about experiencing the senses, enjoying the nature and embracing the natural.

It also speaks about beauty, abundance, motherhood and fertility.

empress-tarotThe Upright Empress

When the Empress Tarot card appears in your reading, it indicates the start of a period of growth, abundance and prosperity in your life.

This card tells of a need to be in touch with your feminine side.

That could mean creating beauty and looking for your sensuality, be it through music, painting or other art forms.

In general, the Empress suggests that you are nurturing, caring and supportive with those around you, deepening the connection you have with them.

The Empress might suggest that you are ready for motherhood.

You could be in a very fertile period and conception may occur very easy.

The Empress and Work

The presence of The Empress in your reading indicates a period of wealth and success in your life. It is time to go along with the plans and ideas you had and engage in the next stage of development.

This card tells of a time of great productivity and also the harvest of your efforts and patience.

Love and The Empress Card

When this card appears in a reading, it tells of a happy time in your life, with a lot of socializing and self-contentment.

Family relations are thriving, love is all around and it seems to be a lot of activity around the house.

Committed relationships become deeper and more meaningful when The Empress is around.

If you are single rest assured that love – true love – is right around the corner.

Health and The Empress Card

If you are trying to get pregnant, the presence of this card indicates that this is a great time for conception.

If you are not ready for a pregnancy yet, the appearance of The Empress suggests that you should be really careful and use some extra protection.

The Empress and Finances

This card is all about abundance and financial prosperity.

It is an excellent time to make investments for it will surely bring you an increase in your incomes.

Now might be the time when you will reap the fruits from some of your old projects. Spend it wise and do not forget to put some aside as well.

The Reversed Empress

When this card comes in a reversed position in your reading, it might indicate that you are experiencing difficulties in some areas of your life.

Projects seem to stall and their fulfillment may prove difficult. Maybe it is from lack of patience or because you are trying to push or launch the projects before they are ready. This is not the time to act.

If things are not working for you, maybe you should investigate a little and see what is the problem. Are you forcing a situation that is not meant to be? Is this really in your best interest?

In a love reading, the presence of The Empress might suggest neglect, disharmony and family arguments.

The reversed Empress can indicate miscarriage, termination or infertility. Depending on what the cards surrounding The Empress, this could be a good or a bad thing.

Combinations of The Empress Tarot Card

  • When The Empress is in a reading with The Devil card, you are likely to cause some damage to a person without even knowing it.
  • When Death appears with The Empress in a reading, it suggests a long time relationship will end.
  • The Empress together with The Three of Wands talks about material success.
  • The Three of Swords with The Empress indicates that the oblivion to other people’s feelings is alienating her.
  • The Empress together with The Three of Cups suggests a nurturing and healthy relationship if you manage to be not so selfish.
  • The Three of Pentacles is a card about teamwork, reminding us that things work out better when a team is involved.

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