The Empress

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees”

- Henry David Thoreau.

The Empress card is the 3rd card in the Major Arcana. It comes directly after the High Priestess card and before the fiery Emperor. The Empress is a combination of fire and earth, so taking grounded and pratical energy.

Keywords

Mother, abundance, nature, receptiveness, earthiness, ground energy.


Timing

This is a card associated with Venus so check Venus's day is Friday.


Symbolism

Venus glyph

Nature


Astrological Associations

The Empress is associated with Venus. Venus as a planet symbolises beauty and money. Venus rules two signs, Taurus and Libra, however this card leans heavily towards Taurus. The Empress due to her connection with Nature favours the earthy and physical side of Taurus. This is all about pleasures of the earth, being provided for and being nurtured.

As Advice

Nature yourself. How can you bring more grounded energy into your life. How do you mother yourself? What gifts do you want to brith into creation? Where do you want to grow?

The Empress Reversed

Negative archetype of Mother, not feeling nurtured or cared for, bad Mom.