The Empress is the fourth card in the Major Arcana of The Tarot. She is the card of femininity, feminine energy, creativity, beauty, and motherhood.
Some say she also represents the idea that our thoughts create realities for us.
The Empress is often associated with Venus or Aphrodite, and she is often depicted holding an apple or pomegranate to represent love and life.
If you are looking for more information on the meaning of this tarot card, this blog post is for you!
We’re going to dive deep into the various meanings of The Empress card for different areas of your life.
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The Empress Tarot Card Keywords
Upright: Fertility, pregnancy, sensuality, femininity, nurturing, motherhood, nature, art, beauty, harmony
Reversed: Insecurity, self-doubt, lack of balance, lack of personal responsibility, feeling stuck, lack of creativity, failure to launch
The Empress Card Description
In the photo for The Empress Card, we can see a person with feminine features.
There is debate surrounding whether or not she is pregnant, but she is definitely fertile.
The Empress is seated on a large throne made of flowers, holding the sun in her hands to represent life-giving energy, while also being surrounded by four pillars that are decorated with foliage or fruit representing fertility.
Upright Empress Card Meaning
Upright, the Empress card may represent a mother, daughter, granddaughter, or sister who cares about family and relationships with those people in her life.
It may also show an artist or musician at their most creative point as well as beauty and harmony in nature that inspires awe.
The Empress frequently shows up when there is the energy of creation. Whether you are adding a new member to the family, birthing an idea, or starting on a new journey.
The Empress is a card of building, nurturing, and creativity.
This card can represent fertility, love for the earth, and animal life as well.
Keep in mind that although The Empress symbolizes feminine qualities, the person in question does not have to be of the female gender.
Upright Empress Meaning For Love
The Empress is an extremely positive tarot card in a love reading (provided the surrounding cards are supportive.)
If you’re single and The Empress shows up, it’s a good sign that love is coming your way soon.
If you are in a committed relationship, The Empress symbolized nurturing, depth, and growth in your relationship.
Also, if you seek to expand your family due to pregnancy or adoption when The Empress shows up, it’s a good sign that you will have success soon.
Upright Empress Meaning For Money
When it comes to your career and money, The Empress is the ultimate sign of creativity.
If you want to manifest success in an artistic career such as music, art, dance or something similar, now is the time to dive deep into your craft. The material you create will inspire many, and you will be rewarded for your efforts.
In any profession, however, creativity is at an all-time high right now.
You can come up with creative ideas for problems and go the uncharted path and find success.
One thing about The Empress, though, is that she is a nurturer and a giver.
Now is not the time to be selfish with your finances should you step into abundance. Use some of the money to nurture those you care for.
Reversed Empress Tarot Card Meanings
When The Empress appears in the reversed position in a Tarot reading, it means that you’ve likely fallen out of touch with your feminine side or stereotypically feminine characteristics.
You may also be experiencing a creative block, health issues, lack of confidence, lack of growth, and just feeling generally out of touch with your true emotions.
Again, though The Empress represents the divine feminine, keep in mind that this goes for any gender.
We all have feminine and masculine energies.
The Empress shows up to remind you to find a balance between these two energies.
Reversed Empress Meaning For Love
When The Empress shows in a love reading, if you’re single it means you are out of touch with your authentic self.
Never compromise who you are just to gain attention or love from someone.
You are good enough just the way you are, and once you acknowledge that fact, you will have more success in love.
The Empress reversed also may highlight a fertility struggle, or a delay or blockage in expanding your family.
If you are in a committed relationship, The Empress reversed suggests that one or both of you may be feeling neglected right now in some capacity.
Take some time to nurture each other and reconnect with what’s missing.
Reversed Empress Meaning For Money
The Empress may appear reversed to encourage you to connect more with your emotional and spiritual sides if you’ve been focusing too much on money or material things lately.
Again, strike a balance to find peace.
It’s not that you can’t manifest money or business success when The Empress is reversed.
It’s just that the path forward may require a gentler approach. Don’t go so hard. Soften up.
Another meaning is that you find your career or business unfulfilling and you feel disconnected from how you make money.
Is a job or career shift in the cards for you?
Take some time to consider what you want and what most aligns with your truest self.
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