The Empress – Witches Tarot Deck
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I. Keywords and corresponding associations to the Empress Witches Tarot
- Upright keyword: The motherly aspect of the Goddess, turn ideas into reality; feminine power, love, sex, and motherhood; birth, reproduction, creation, home, protect the love in your life, the magic of the full moon, the power of nature.
- Divinity: the Goddess of love, beauty, and childbirth Aphrodite/Venus, Demeter, the earth goddess Gaia, Isis, Inanna, Mother Nature, Mother Goddess, the moon goddess Selene.
- Astrology: Venus
- Reversed keywords: Family problems, infertility, difficulties in relationships with parents or lovers.
II. Meaning of the Empress Witches Tarot
The Empress Witches Tarot sits on a padded throne surrounded by nature. Her throne was decorated with five-pointed roses and wheat branches. The five-pointed flower forms a natural five-pointed star, and the flowers and sheaves link her back to ancient goddess mothers like Demeter and Isis. The Empress in this card is pregnant, symbolizing fertility. She is the great Mother Goddess, and the twelve stars that form a halo around her head represent the signs of the Zodiac. In her hand is a scepter, representing her power over the natural world. The beautiful queen wears a dark green dress, showing another connection to the energy of life, growth, and nature. The nine pearls around the Queen’s neck represent the classical nine planets, while the pearls are symbolic of fundamental organic creation.
A heart-shaped bronze shield with a stylized Venus symbol is placed next to her throne. This Witches Tarot card is astrologically related to Venus, and copper is the metal associated with that planet.
Empress’s shield reminds us to protect and cherish the love in our lives. The lush forest, the green lawn, and the flowing river are additional depictions of this sacred feminine symbol. The sky in the background with heavy gray clouds heralds rain and vitality to the land.
The wildflowers and wheat growing in the foreground equate to a bountiful harvest, and they represent prosperity and resources. Finally, the bunny lying contentedly at Empress’s feet is an affirmation of the wonderful energy and power of fertility, creation, and nature.
III. Message of the Empress Witches Tarot
This is the card of motherhood, fertility, and the power of nature. When this card appears in a Tarot spread, it is a message from the Mother Goddess to respect the power and capacity of nature and the fertility of the body. If the Empress Witches Tarot appears in the spread with the Ace of Wands or the Ace of Cups, they symbolize pregnancy or the possibility of conception at this time.
This card also indicates the opportunity to bring new ideas to create the world. Protect and cherish the loving relationships in your life. Focus on your family and roof, and enjoy the energy and excitement your children bring into your life. Give birth to your new ideas. Embrace your creativity and sexuality, and joyfully and respectfully cooperate with the forces of nature.
The Empress and the High Priestess are the two halves of the female element in the Major Arcana. The Empress Witches Tarot signifies fertility, the Mother giving birth to our lives, reigning over the rich nature and rhythm of the Earth.
All the satisfaction and joy of life emanates from her and also in every aspect that life has to offer. The Empress encourages you to strengthen your connection with nature and the foundation of all things. A lot of the time, the glamor and gloss of the outside separates us from the foundation of life. Let The Empress remind you of the connection you have always had with life.
In a Tarot spread, The Empress Witches Tarot can relate to all aspects of motherhood. She herself was a mother, however, as a card belonging to Major Arcana, she went beyond personal duty to the heart of this sacred work – creating life and nurturing it in love and protection.
The Empress also symbolizes all forms of abundance. Be it a person who brings a sense of satisfaction, especially perceptive things such as food, joy, and beauty. She can give you material rewards, but only when you understand that wealth comes from a generous heart, ready to give and open to everyone. The Empress also requires you to pay attention and follow the laws of life and experience their abundance.
IV. The Empress Witches in a Tarot spread
The Empress Witches Tarot is an element of feminine power. She is a mysterious and unpredictable person that symbolizes fertility and attraction. She wishes to touch the feminine side of each person and listens to intuition, emotions, and passions. She is also a sign of abundance. She signifies that people are more attracted to you than usual (in every way), chances are someone will come to your doorstep, begging you to give them advice or simply give them a shoulder to lean on. This is very beneficial because you will be able to see yourself from the perspective of those around you – a wise and giving person. Share with others aspects that no one else has but you, always understanding that your wisdom and care are very precious.
When appearing with The Devil, The Empress Witches Tarot indicates that you are most likely to cause damage to someone without you even knowing it. When Death appears with The Empress, they say that a long relationship is coming to an end. The Empress when paired with The Three of Wands speaks of material success. When The Empress appears with The Three of Swords, they indicate isolation from the emotions of those around them making one feel out of place. When The Empress appears with the Three of Cups, they indicate the development of a healthy relationship if you make sure you are not being too selfish. The Three of Pentacles is about teamwork, and when The Empress appears with it, this duo says that things will be better when the whole group works together.
In terms of work, everything will be fine. Your ideas, your passion, the way you work will strongly inspire those around you. Let your inner voice decide. The Empress Witches Tarot instructs us to let joy guide us and other things follow.
In terms of love, this is such a promising time. The person you are looking for suddenly finds you (friend or lover). Pay attention, things are looking very encouraging. If you are alone, this is when true love can appear. If you are in a relationship already, then it will become sweeter, deeper, and more genuine.
In terms of finance, this card represents the ideal time to invest, follow your instincts. Your capital source will increase steadily. Know how to spend what you have to get more back. Share your wealth with those around you and you will be even richer.
In terms of health, if you are trying to conceive, this is a very good sign that what you want is coming. If you are not ready to be a parent and pregnancy is not what you are looking forward to, then be careful. If you have a health problem, consider carefully what your body is trying to tell you? Try natural remedies or homeopathic remedies.
In terms of spirituality, your intuition is most likely trying to send you a message. It is important to listen carefully now, and if that requires you to spend time alone, just do it even though someone still needs your presence. Prioritize your needs first. Pay attention to any messages or warnings that may come to you through your inner voice.
When in the reversed position, The Empress Witches Tarot is still an element of feminine power, mystery, unpredictability, symbolizing fertility and attraction. The card shows that you are focusing too much energy on the masculine part of you, instead, you should pay attention to the feminine part. Everyone has both of these energies within them. Maybe you are misrepresenting yourself that you are not very attractive. If this is the case, give yourself some time and check back.
You always have something to offer others, just believe in yourself. The reversed Empress suggests that you should be more in touch with your inner peace. Let’s reflect and meditate more.