Saturday, 14 May 2011

Empress -- Major Arcana

The Card picture I have taken for reference is from Rider Waite Tarot Deck and holds the number 3.
Now, when the Fool has acquired the tools and knowledge of how to use them, he meets the Empress in his journey. Her hairs are as gold as wheat and she is wearing a crown of 12 stars. Her white gown is dotted with pomegranates. She is surrounded by an abundance of grain and lush green garden. It is possible that she is pregnant.

Here, Fool takes the lessons of nurture, patience, love and care from Empress. She tells her that like a new seed requires patience and nurturing for fruition, so does a new relationship, a new beginning or a new work of any kind.

Empress is the archetypal Earth mother, the Feminine Principle. Empress is the creator. While the Magician is the primal spark, who makes the idea real, and High Priestess gives this idea time and space, the Empress is the one who carries it, gives the womb or nursery for this idea to grow till it reaches its full form or a certain level of maturity.

When this card shows in a reading it means the material abundance. Sometimes it does indicates pregnancy and fertility.

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