Tarot Tuesday: The Empress

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What does The Empress have in store for you?

Welcome to Tarot Tuesday!

Each Tuesday I will be pulling a card from my grandmother’s tarot deck and writing about what the card could mean for the signs, broken up by element. The elements of the zodiac are Fire (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), Earth (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), Air (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), and Water (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces). 

I may pull a card from the major arcana, representing our inner wisdom. Or I may pull a suit card, representing outside influences. I may even pull a court card signifying a specific person in your life. This card can help you set your intention for the rest of the week or it can provide a visualization of your current situation. Don’t forget to check your moon and rising signs as well as your sun sign. You can check your birth chart here!

And just to mention a funny little happenstance, I pulled a card that I have already pulled and written about. If you wish to read about The Chariot card, you can do so by following this link!

The Empress

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This week I pulled The Empress, the card of Mother Earth, family, and fertility. This card belongs to the Major Arcana and it is believed that Major cards hold deeper and more specific meanings.

In my grandmother’s deck, the card is depicted as a feminine figure reclining on a red cushioned throne in a field of golden wheat. She wears a white dress adorned with red flowers or fruits that could be roses, pomegranates, or strawberries, and a crown of stars and laurels. She holds a scepter and a silver heart with the symbol for Venus on it.

Though the card’s image may vary from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. The card represents happiness and the overall well-being of loved ones. When this card pops up it can represent an ability to nurture and care for those around you. It prompts the querent to give a little extra love and attention to someone who may be in need. This card illustrates the need that resides to care for those who may be unable to care for themselves. The Empress also has a lot of maternal energy. 

What This Card Means For Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

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Fire signs are ruled by their passion and drive. The Empress card speaks to the desire for joy, warmth, and togetherness.

Aries, this card wants you to surround yourself with people who make you feel emotionally, mentally, and physically safe. It’s time to banish negative people from your life. 

Leo, like with Aries, this card wants you to surround yourself with friends and family. Now is a good time to go visit your loved ones for the holidays.

Sagittarius, though this card usually represents the need to nurture others, The Empress wants you to take time to nurture yourself before you take care of others.

What This Card Means For Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

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Earth signs are ruled by their dedication and desire. The Empress card speaks to your need to help your loved ones and community.

Taurus, your sign is particularly connected to this card. If you are single, this card wants you to put yourself out there and meet someone new. If you are in a relationship, The Empress wants you to strongly consider marriage, starting a family, or pet ownership.

Virgo, this card wants you to lend an ear to listen or a kind word to a loved one who may be experiencing a rough holiday season.

Capricorn, this card wants you to reach out to your community. Tis’ the season to help out at a local charity or a soup kitchen. 

What This Card Means For Air Signs (Aquarius, Gemini, Libra)

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Air signs are ruled by their compassion and independence. The Empress card speaks to the concern you have for your own well-being as well as the physical and financial well-being of others.

Aquarius, this card wants you to take your mind off of work and focus more on your friends and family. Don’t let Ebenezer Scrooge work you to the bone!

Gemini, this card wants you to take care of loved ones who may be feeling a bit under the weather. Offer to send them a care package or tidy up for them. A little kindness can go a long way.

Libra, your sign is particularly connected to this card. This card wants you to open your heart and your wallet. Take time to donate to an ethical charity or food bank this holiday season.

What This Card Means For Water Signs (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio)

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Water signs are ruled by their empathy and imagination. The Empress card speaks to your desire to make other people smile and lift their spirits.

Pisces, this card wants you to use your well-developed sense of empathy to try to learn and understand more about those around you. Everyone needs a little understanding.

Cancer, this card wants you to use your creativity to entertain those around you who may be having a blue Christmas. Give them the gift of laughter.

Scorpio, this card wants you to cheer up your loved ones the best way that you know how. Give them an exciting experience! Take them on a weekend getaway or a night on the town.

Tune in next week for another Tuesday Tarot Pull! In the meantime, let’s honor The Empress with this Carole King classic.

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