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Major Arcana Card - Empress - Card of Fertility and Sensuality


The empress is ruled by the sign Venus, which means that it signifies love, harmony, fertility and luxury. Because of this love, the empress brings both abundance and blessings into your life. 

Upright Empress

This card calls you to connect with your feminine energy and create beauty in your life. If you are a parent this card is a great card to pull from the pack. It signifies abundance and you are in a period of growth where everything you ever dreamed of is coming to fruition. When this appears in your reading it is important to start to be grateful for all the blessings you have in your life. The Mother Earth archetype, also known as the empress will urge you to venture out into the nature in an effort to ground yourself. When you are in tune with the energy of the empress you will begin to take on a mothering, nurturing role.


When this card is drawn it signals the birth of something, whether the birth of a child or the birth of a new project or idea, something amazing is about to be born. It's time to bring all of your brilliant ideas into the forefront to be birthed. You can be certain that this card signifies great fortune and an absolute guarantee to move towards success. All you need to do is embrace your softer side and people will naturally be drawn to you.

Love

This is one of the most positive cards you can draw when it comes to romance. If you are single get ready because real love and romance is on the way for you. If you are in a committed relationship then understand that your relationship is about to become deeper and more affectionate, and if you are ready to start a family then it is also an indicator of pregnancy and fertility.

Career

Right now you are thriving with your colleagues because you are bringing out your nurturing side. Your generous ways are bringing harmony into the workplace and this environment is bringing nothing but success. On top of that, your career is doing great right now and new projects are going to be birthed into it. You are feeling overly creative and your incredible passion is inspiring others to go towards their passions also and to become involved in the projects that you are starting.

Finances/Wealth

This card is pointing to a comfortable financial situation and because of your generous nature you are showering your friends and family with this abundance. It is definitely a good time to be sharing your good fortune.

Health

With this card being the ultimate card of fertility, be very careful if pregnancy is not on the cards. However, if you are wanting to get pregnant, then pulling this card may be a very good omen.

Spirituality

Now is a great time to begin nurturing your spiritual side as you are in a great place to hear the messages from your higher self. Everything is flowing nicely for you so remember to listen to your intuition.

Reverse Empress

So you have pulled the reversed empress card. That is totally fine but it does tell you that you need to make self care and self love a priority right now. You may feel like you have been giving everything to everybody else so now is the time to focus on you and what you want. Start to fill your own cup first. It is time for you to start to regain that independence and inter-dependence that you need to be strong and powerful. Stop allowing others to make decisions for you and instead make the decisions that are right for you. 

Love

What is your relationship looking like right now? Do you find your partner is smothering you or is too controlling? Are they finding it really difficult to express how they really feel? If so, pulling this card is a good opportunity for you to recognise this and start to take back that self worth and inner power that you deserve. If you are in a relationship, it is time for you to both spend more time together so that you may nurture and nourish that relationship. Be careful at the moment of becoming overbearing and make sure that you are expressing your true emotions and fears to the one that you love. Eliminate those insecurities and watch your relationships flourish.

Career

Right now your career is feeling unfulfilled and monotonous. You have a creative block that is stopping you from moving forward with your projects. You may be feeling right now that people don't understand you or you are feeling a little insecure about your current career path, but don't worry because now is the opportune time to decide which insecurities need an external or an internal change. Do you need a change in career or do you just need to focus on building your confidence instead. 

Finances/Wealth

Have you grown up in a state of poverty or have you been struggling with a lack mindset? When you pull the reverse empress card it is signifying that although you have plenty of money, you are still struggling with believing that you have enough. Trust that as long as you are responsible with money you are going to be fine.

Health

Unfortunately when you pull a reverse empress card it could signify a difficult pregnancy or fertility issues. It can also mean that you are adopting unhealthy habits to cover up your emotions right now so it is especially important to eat right and exercise so as to avoid these damaging habits and stay healthy. 

Spirituality

At the moment you are feeling disconnected from your higher self so it is important to look towards mother figures who can help you on your journey towards spiritual expansion.