Abundance, Birth, Fertility, Growth, Mothers, Sisters, Wives, Pregnancy, Reassurance, Results, Stability
There is no getting away from the fact that The Empress can represent a literal conception. If you are female you could find yourself with a bun in their oven. Alternatively, it can mean that someone close to you (such as a sister, daughter or friend) will become pregnant.
I should warn that pregnancy is not the same as a birth. Even in the modern world, a large number of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Therefore, before you predict a baby look for evidence of a live birth. If an Ace or a celebratory card follows The Empress this is an encouraging sign (however, the lack of one does not always mean there will be problems).
Babies aside, there is always the possibility that a conception will not be literal. Perhaps you must ‘birth’ an idea into reality in the form of a project. The Empress represents your thoughts coming out of a dark cave and into the open. The Empress is more concrete and visible than the Major cards we have met so far.
The Empress also appears as a way to give you reassurance. The risks you take and the work you put in will pay off in the end. Finances are set to improve. You’ll have plenty of harvest and abundance in the future so this should not be something to worry about.
There will be times when The Empress appears as a negative or something working against you in a Tarot spread position. I have found that usually this means that female family members will interfere in your plans. Alternatively, it can mean that any issues you have are down to your own emotions and Tarot is reassuring you that they are not as bad as they seem.
The Empress' Historical Meaning
In pre-modern times, The Empress represented action being taken. You will not longer think about a good life or improvements you want to make, you will do something about it. You may decide to visit the bank for a business loan or join an online dating site. During the period this card marks, you will no longer wait to be happy, but create your own happiness.
The Empress in a Love Reading
The Empress is obviously a positive omen for love as it is a pregnancy card. If you’re wishing to take your relationship to the next level, then The Empress will be a welcomed feature on your reading table. When she appears in the outcome position, it means that you and your partner will be fine for the foreseeable future and you do not have to worry too much about the relationship’s long-term prospects.
If you have asked what someone's feelings are towards you, this card means that they have nothing but loving and nurturing intentions, especially if they are female.
The Empress in a Business Reading
The Empress is a very desirable card to get in a business or career reading. She predicts long-term growth and stability for your company especially if she happens to land in an outcome position. Everything you sow will come to fruition and you will reap the rewards.
The Empress is good if you feel like you have been going nowhere in your business; this is not the case. This card can symbolize the SEO finally kicking in and your name eventually getting out there. Therefore, do not question your ability to build an amazing future for yourself and you company. Great things are going to sprout and grow.
The Empress as a Yes or No
The Empress is usually a yes especially if you're asking about something which has the potential for growth and development.
The Empress in a Positive Reading
In a positive reading, The Empress can predict;
- Financial abundance
- Pregnancy and birth
- Desirable results
- Supportive females
The Empress in a Negative Reading
In a more negative reading or spread position, The Empress can predict;
- Problem Pregnancy
- Unwanted Pregnancy
- Results you did not ask for
- Unsupportive females
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Cards used in post is The Empress from Dame Darcy’s Mermaid Tarot deck
Lisa Boswell is an award-winning psychic reading teacher who currently resides in Scotland. Through her website DivinationAndFortuneTelling.com she teaches both experienced and would be diviners how they can predict the future.
Born into a Romany Gypsy family of fortune tellers, Lisa has had an active interest in the occult from a young age. She specialises in teaching predictive divination, easy mediumship and fortune-telling. Learn more here.