The Empress is Mother Earth. She is fertility, pregnant with new life, new creativity, new pathways to intuition. She is the High Priestess coming into her own. She represents Venus, the Goddess of Love. She is Isis unveiled.
Wearing the white of purity and the red of passion, she is Mother of balance and harmony. Seated on a throne in a blooming garden, she is surrounded by Goddess symbols, including Venus’ zodiac symbol on her heart-shaped shield, Venus’ sacred cypress trees, Venus’ sacred myrtle in the wreath binding her hair, and a necklace of pearls around her neck, also sacred to Venus. The field of wheat at her feet is saced to Isis. Those studying The Empress should also study Greek, Roman and Egyptian mythology to learn more about these, and other, Gods and Goddesses.
The Empress wears a crown of 12 stars, each with six points, denoting dominion and her relationship to sacred geometry and its symbolism with Hebraic thought – the Star of David and the 12 tribes of Israel. Her scepter is topped with a globe, another symbol of her mothering of all that is.
The stream that pours from the bottom of The High Priestess key reappears in the background of The Empress key, signifying that the stream of consciousness continues to flow through our lives and guide us, if we pay attention.
The Empress denotes our ability to bring to fruition our desires. What we believe we can manifest, we can, indeed, bring forth. However, we must use caution, being certain of our desires before we create them, for they will come to pass! The Key also reminds us of our responsibility to nurture, honor and love. Just as The Empress as Mother Earth cares for all her children, we too must care for all our brothers and sisters on the planet.
Deb, I am a devout Catholic who believes in past lives, is a sensitive, gives readings, does ghost investigations. I have explored most realms of the paranormal and have listened to your show for a year now, I have to say Tarot has always scared me a little bit. Thank you for making it real and taking away that “fear” factor for me 🙂
I am learning and breaking new barriers because of what you and Samantha have taught. Thank you so much! It just shows me again that there is so much in this world we don’t understand, and can never understand, and that my God is aLOT bigger than the little box we put him/her in 🙂
Hi Mary, Thanks so much for your kind words! I so agree with you – boxes of our understanding limit what we COULD learn! I’m so glad you find my Tarot blog helpful. I assume you clicked “follow” so you get updates (The Emperor coming later this week!)?
Yeah! All the little glitches are getting worked out! Oh the modern world of technology!