The Empress is a card of abundance and creation. She's large and in charge, female power in all its glory.
This card represents love, fertility, and family. On a deeper level, The Empress reperesents a passionate approach to life. Nature and the underlying reality in the world.
In regards to your business, it can mean an abundance of financial success as a result of your passionate creation (aka consistent work).
I like to combine tarot with common sense and action steps. When I talk about what tarot cards mean in relation to your business, it's based on intuition and experience. What I really want is for you to learn how to trust and rely on your own intuition; my interpretations are merely a starting point.
Message from the Empress: Think less, do more. You can create whatever you want, if you lean into showing your true self. This card is about creating through love. What is your passion? Are you following it? Is something holding you back from being authentic and showing yourself to the world?
Left: Lightseer's Tarot
Middle: Vitacera Tarot
Right: Modern Witch's Tarot
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The Empress Card Imagery
The wreath on the crown she is wearing tells us she is victorious. She produces, she makes things happen; this card stands for things coming to fruition. Crowns represent mastery, and focus on the material world (which can include wealth).
There's a sense of balance and stability with all four elements in the imagery of the Empress card.
The Empress is alive and connected to the world; powerful feminine energy flows through her and to everything around her.
Numerology & The Empress: The Power of Three
3 is an omen for creativity and curiosity.
The number 3 holds deep spiritual meaning in life. It is about harmony: the power of 3, good things happen in threes.
Think of the number three of a harmonious dance of the mind, body, and spirit – a perfect cosmic balance. Our creations are not just tasks but a coming-together of our whole being. The Empress encourages us to engage every part of ourselves – our logical mind, our intuitive heart, and our spirited action. This holistic approach ensures that what we create is not just successful but also deeply fulfilling.
I literally base my entire business on this principle: I love building financial freedom, but it's equally important that I feel fulfilled and am serving my audience in the process.
The number 3 is a sign of completeness, of something that has reached its full potential. In business, this could manifest as a project coming to fruition, a collaboration that yields abundant results, or personal growth that elevates your work to new heights.
As you sit with The Empress, let her wisdom seep into your bones. Think about the areas in your life where the power of 3 can bring harmony and abundance. Maybe it's aligning your work, your passions, and your relationships.
Or perhaps it's about balancing your physical health, your mental well-being, and your spiritual growth.
Whatever it is, the Empress reminds us that in the tapestry of life, every thread is essential, and it's the interweaving of these threads that creates a masterpiece.
Is The Empress a yes or no card?
The Empress is a yes card! This means if you pull it in a reading, it's a positive sign. If you pull the reversed Empress, it could be guiding you towards more self-care and inner healing to work on your limiting beliefs.
Empress Upright Meaning
Okay I know this is kinda cheesy, but hear me out. Imagine The Empress as your business's fairy godmother. But, instead of a magic wand, she wields a laptop and a brilliant business plan!
When The Empress shows up in your tarot reading, she's giving you a high-five for your creative action. The Empress is all about making things happen aka DOING THE THING.
It's is all about real, tangible success. Think promotions, profitable deals, or your side hustle suddenly taking off.
You've got the idea, and she's showing up to give you the nudge to bring that idea to fruition. Planning to expand your business? The Empress says, “heck yes, let's do it!”
Here’s the real secret sauce of The Empress: she’s not just about making money; she wants you to love what you do. Enjoying your work, nurturing your own unique path, and finding fulfillment in your achievements – that's the Empress' way. She's all in on turning your passion into profit, but never at the cost of your peace.
- the Divine feminine
- prolific creativity, fertility of ideas
- abundance and growth, expansion
- material wealth, comfort, luxury
- trusting your intuition
Empress Reversed Meaning
Most of the time if you understand the upright meaning of a card, you can flip it on its head and you've got the reversed meaning. Look at the imagery when the card is upright vs upside down. What changes? Is it a different vibe? Tap into your intuition on this.
With the Empress, a reversed position can mean you're experiencing a period or phase of stagnation. This is a nudge to re-evaluate the strategies you're currently using, and find new ways to inject creativity (and cash!) into your business.
Are you experiencing a creative block, having difficulty generating new ideas? Reversed, this card can point to feeling uninspired or facing constant obstacles in your creative path.
Overwhelm, imbalance, and indecisiveness tend to go hand in hand. If you're experiencing any of these things, it may be time to cleanse your space, sit down, and craft a new plan.
Remember, reversed tarot cards are not just indicators of challenges but also guides for reflection and improvement. By understanding these signals, you can take proactive steps to address the issues at hand.
Whether it's injecting new life into your business strategies, rebalancing your priorities, or nurturing your creative and financial health… this card encourages you to find your inner Empress again, she will help you turn the tides from stagnation and struggle to growth and success.
- inaction, lack of growth
- creative blocks
- emotional overwhelm
- self-care needed
- scarcity mindset
- self-limiting beliefs
- overindulgence, financial carelessness
- unrealized potential
Past, Present, Future Meanings
Each tarot card has its own meaning, your intuitive interpretation, and then a meaning in regards to position and the other cards around it. When you first get started with reading tarot, you're probably going to focus more on keywords than anything. I challenge you to focus on tarot journaling, introspection, and building your trust in your intuition.
- Foundation of Abundance: The Empress in the past position may indicate a period where your business or financial endeavors were marked by abundance. This could have been a time of significant growth, profitability, and successful ventures, laying a solid foundation for your current situation.
- Creative Beginnings: Reflecting on the past, The Empress suggests that your business or career might have been born out of a burst of creativity and innovation. It symbolizes a time when fresh, novel ideas were plentiful and were the driving force behind your initial successes.
- Fertile Ground for Opportunities: This card can represent a time when opportunities seemed abundant, and the environment was ripe for the picking. Your past actions might have capitalized on these opportunities, leading to financial gains or business expansion.
- Peak of Creativity and Innovation: You might be in a particularly creative and innovative phase, coming up with new ideas, products, or services that are driving your business forward. The Empress symbolizes a fertile time for brainstorming and implementing new strategies.
- Passion-Driven Projects: The Empress in the present position can reflect that your current business endeavors are deeply aligned with your passions and interests, leading to more fulfilling and successful outcomes.
- Financial Stability and Comfort: This card may also signify a comfortable financial position where you're able to enjoy the fruits of your labor, suggesting a period of stability and security in your financial matters.
- Upcoming Abundance: The Empress foretells a period of financial prosperity and business growth on the horizon. This can indicate an influx of wealth, successful ventures, or profitable opportunities coming your way.
- Passionate Pursuits Turning Profitable: The Empress in the future position hints at your passions aligning with profitable outcomes. Projects or businesses that you are deeply passionate about are likely to thrive and bring financial rewards.
- Potential for Expansion and Growth: The card foresees a phase of expansion, whether it's growing your business, exploring new markets, or scaling up your operations. It's a time for broadening your horizons and reaching new heights.
Questions for Your Tarot Journal
Connecting with The Empress's Abundance and Creation
How can I invite more abundance into my life and business?
In what ways can I manifest creativity and fertility in my current projects?
Exploring Love, Fertility, and Family
What aspects of my life or business are currently flourishing like a loving family?
How can I nurture and grow these aspects further?
Deepening Passion and Connection to Nature
What passionate approach can I take towards my business or personal projects?
How can I better connect with nature or the underlying reality of the world in my endeavors?
Financial Success and Passionate Creation
In what ways has my consistent work led to financial success?
How can I further align my business practices with my true passion?
Embracing the Empress's Message: Authenticity and Action
What steps can I take to show my true self in my business or personal life?
How can I move from thinking to doing in areas where I'm passionate?
Victory and Mastery: Analyzing the Empress's Crown
How have I achieved mastery or success in my business or personal life?
What new victories or accomplishments am I working towards?
Balance and Stability: Four Elements in Business
How can I bring balance and stability to my business, considering the four elements (earth, air, fire, water)?
Which element do I need to focus on more in my current situation?
Feminine Energy and Connection to the World
How does powerful feminine energy manifest in my life and work?
In what ways am I connected to the world around me, and how can I strengthen this connection?
Numerology: The Power of Three in My Life
How does the concept of ‘good things happen in threes' apply to my current circumstances?
In what areas of my life or business can I apply the harmony of the number three?
Empress as a ‘Yes' Card: Positive Signs
What recent ‘yes' signals have I received in my life or business?
How can I interpret the presence of The Empress in my readings as a guide for action?
Empress Upright and Reversed: Reflecting on Both Aspects
How do the themes of ‘prolific creativity' and ‘abundance' currently manifest in my life?
Am I experiencing any of the reversed aspects like emotional overwhelm or scarcity mindset? How can I address these?
The Empress in Business and Money: Past, Present, Future
Past: What lessons from the past have brought me to my current state of abundance or challenge?
Present: How is The Empress influencing my current business or financial situation?
Future: What steps can I take to align my future goals with the energy of The Empress?
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