The Empress Tarot

What is the Empress Tarot

The Empress (III) is the third card in a suit of twenty-two cards, called the trumps or the Major Arcana in a traditional 78-card tarot deck. Also called Isis Unveiled, it is used both in game playing as well as in divination. The ruling planet of the Empress is Venus and her element is the earth.

How is the Empress in the Tarot Card Depicted

Wearing a flowing white robe with patterns of pomegranates and a crown of 12 stars on her head, the Empress sits on a luxurious throne of cushions and red velvet. One of her hands clutches a golden scepter in a slightly raised position, while the other lies on her knee. At the side of the throne, there is a heart-shaped shield emblazoned with the figure of Venus and in the foreground, golden wheat is seen springing from the ground. Beneath a golden sky, surrounded by greenery, the Empress seems to radiate an aura of peace and harmony.

What Does the Empress Mean in the Tarot Card

The Empress, with her strong maternal influence, appears as an archetype of feminine power and presides over as Mother Earth, the Anima, and the Goddess of Fertility. The 12 stars in her crown besides suggesting her control over a year, reflects her deep association with the mystical domains of heavenly beings. The pomegranates in her robe stand for fertility, while the scepter she holds, suggests the power she exercises over life. Her throne with the golden wheat in front embodies her sway overabundance.

The Empress as a Person (Actions)

As a man, you do not feel afraid to show emotions, plan well ahead and are enormously productive. You are also focused on physical as well as spiritual growth.

As a woman, you are mothering, vibrant, and deeply connected to nature. Being creative, you seek to turn your surrounding beautiful even with unconventional methods. You never hesitate to show your affections since you upheld the notion that love and caring conquer all.

The Empress Tarot Card Meaning: Upright

The Empress Tarot

Symbolism: Maternal care, stability, beauty, nature, pregnancy, abundance

Interpretation: In a tarot reading, it denotes your strong, dynamic, and wise nature.

You need to dedicate more time to understanding nature so as to develop a forgiving attitude that allows you to empathize with the problems of others. Reflect on the love that is showered on you, and reckon your good intentions while executing duties. Eventually, you would be able to find ways to fill your life as well as that of others with abundance.

In Love Reading

Symbolism: Attraction, admiration, adoration, and a strong psychic connection

Interpretation: Your attractive demeanor encourages everyone to get closer to you. Anxious to gain your affections, they are ready to do anything for you.

If you are single and looking for love, be relaxed since love would come your way and you would be blessed with a partner who matches your spirit in every way. It may even refer to your approaching marriage.

Those in a committed relationship would find their bond growing stronger and deeper. However, with all things happening just as it should be, you may get carried away emotionally. Hence, take time to decide what’s best and then adopt a course of action most befitting for any particular situation.

Empress Tarot Card Readings in Other Conditions

Career and Work: The card promises progress in whatever you are engaged in. It may take some time, but continue with your earnest efforts and never cease to be creative. Eventually, your ideas and methods would be recognized by all.

Business and Finance: The card advises you to invest in whatever you think is suitable since it would lead to a financial gain allowing you to live comfortably. In business, the card predicts a time of abundance, when goals are achieved and projects are completed on time.

Friendship: Reach out to friends that matter in your life, and are there when you need them. Discard those that do not have a pure heart.

Health and Wellness: Being traditionally linked with maternal influence, the card suggests the creation of a new life. In other words, it implies that you or someone you know may become pregnant in future. So, it’s a good portent for those hoping to extend their families.

Reversed Empress Tarot Meaning

The Empress Tarot Card Reversed

Symbolism: Creative block, financial issues, stagnation, domestic problems, dependence on others, and infertility.

Interpretation: The card suggests that you have neglected your personal needs by putting a lot of emphasis on that of others.

As a person, it may mirror your unreliability and the fact that you cannot be taken seriously.

It may also indicate that you are overloaded at work and consequently cannot pursue creative instincts.

What you need is a balance in different areas of your life so as to gain a harmony lacking in you.

Love Reading

Symbolism: Lack of communication, coldness

Interpretation: By bottling up a host of feelings within you, there is now a void that is making you doubt even your inner beauty and ability.

It may also be that you have been overprotective of someone close to you, never allowing him to do as he feels, thereby inflicting a passiveness in the relation.

Share your views candidly with someone who understands so as to awaken your inner self and seek ways of how to reconcile with the one you care about.

The Empress in Different Positions in a Tarot Spread

Past: It throws light on your background that has been protective, leading you to enjoy the best of most things. It could refer to the motherly influence of a female teacher or a colleague that still has a lot of impact on you.

Present: You are all set for a new beginning in terms of work and all you require is a bit of understanding regarding your emotional aspects. Look forward to any assistance you may receive from someone experienced.

Future: No matter how much stressed out you have been, the card promises you a great future ahead. Try new roads rather than spending time in thinking what went wrong and tend your investments carefully to attain success

Empress Tarot Meaning in Combination with Other Cards

The Fool  Urges you to experiment with new things
The Magician  Indicates a dynamic relationship
The High Priestess  Encourages you to search for your hidden strength so as to develop
The Emperor  Embodies a mature relation
The Hierophant  Implies unconditional love
The Lovers  Throws light on your tendency to mother the relationship
The Chariot Indicates a victory in material matters
The Strength  Highlights your healing tendencies
The Hermit  Suggests renewal of power
The Wheel of Fortune  Stands for positive happenings
The Justice  Reflects the power you have gained through wisdom
The Hanged Man  Mirrors the great spiritual power you have
The Death  Suggests the termination of a long time relationship
The Temperance  Implies that you are restricted by public opinion
The Devil  Indicates that you may inflict pain on someone
The Tower  Suggests that you share the same qualities with the person with whom you are presently engaged
The Star  Urges you to make the most of every opportunity
The Moon  Suggests suicidal thoughts or an unwanted pregnancy
The Sun  Promises good health ahead
The Judgement  Refers to a single mother
The World  Reflects your dominant feelings of belonging

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