3. THE EMPRESS
THE EMPRESS TAROT CARD MEANING
TAROT KEY MEANINGS
Light Seer (Upright): prolific creativity and creation, fertility, unity, motherhood, sensuality, nurturing, abundance, luxury, empathy, unconditional love, birthing desires and realities, a new family, a new relationship or a new business
Shadow Seer (Reversed): infertility, emotional overwhelm and shut down, the need to look after your health and nurture yourself, the tendency to be overbearing, disharmony, negligence, focusing too much on the material aspects of life, a perfect time to look for (and move towards!) that which inspires you
THE EMPRESS OVERVIEW
The Gaian Empress looks out over the earth, her favourite creation, and she sends out a low nurturing hum from deep within her core. A hum of love. Of grounding energy. Of positive answers and outcomes. Her echo reverberates through the fish that swim around her and into the ground beneath her, and she watches it all as it teems to life with infinite creator potential. With an exhale of love, she leans on her moon scepter and sends gravitational harmony to the oceans and earth. She reminds us that the earth is abundantly fertile, and that it can evolve and co-create whatever it can imagine for itself: Forests. Oceans. Health. Romance. Epic love stories. Soul-nurturing creativity and every miracle of life you can imagine.
You are love. You are ruler. You are nurturer. You are creativity and the miracle of life entwined. You are all of these things, and you are safe to breathe life into the world that you desire to birth.
MESSAGE FROM THE EMPRESS
The Empress reminds you that you have the fertility of the Divine Goddess within you, as well as the imagination to envision and create your life with more love, more connection, more healing, and more abundance. Feel free to take her literally – with her full belly and dynamic warmth on display, she offers a nod to your positive outcome and to your ability to birth this thing which you desire. In romance, she often signals a yes, and affirms that you are on the right track in your endeavors. She suggests the need to nourish your soul with compassion and care. Shine some earth-mama unconditional Universe love down on your situation! She suggests a time of profound healing and blessings, and reminds us that her bountiful abundance is always available to us. Simply look around you, and you’ll find her regenerative beauty everywhere! This Empress energy expands within every breath you draw, so take a moment to expand into divine creation. (Deep breath in, my love.) Allow it to swell, and remember that no excuses are bigger than the magic of life itself. No blockages are too big for her Gaian miracles. If you are feeling a lack of inspiration or not able to see the infinite possibilities that are popping from every cell swimming around in your energy body, it’s the perfect time to ground your ideas and seek to heal your physical temple. Embody her radiating creativity, and continue to move in the direction of that which whispers yes. This card often affirms that you are evolving in the right direction, so keep growing, beautiful seer, and work with the nature of your situation instead of against it.
QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER
• What areas of your life need more nurturing, and what areas of your current situation are asking to be held, mothered and nurtured?
• Do you feel unconditional love for the steps you have taken up until now? And what would unconditional self-compassion allow you to birth?
• Sensuality and creativity are gifts from the Gaian Empress. You get to decide what seeds you plant in your creative cave and which ones you birth. You get to decide which ones to water and tend. You decide how long you wait before the harvest, and how you share the harvest with those around you. Are you nurturing outcomes as best you can? What have you been growing in the light and in the dark?
Finish this sentence: I am ready to give birth to ____________.