The Divine Feminine. Strength of conviction. Feminine power. Motherhood or pregnancy. Fertility. Ripe with potential and possibilities. Abundance.
The Empress is connected to the Earthly realms and especially to fertility. While an obvious feminine energy and the Empress does represent mothering and nurturing this also represents anything in our life that is ripe with possibility, fertile with the promise of new life and growth. The Empress has a subtle look of pregnancy about her and can represent an actual pregnancy. However, in most cases, it represents a situation or a time in your life that is pregnant with possibility and rich with potential. This is a card of abundance and fertility, whether that be the potential for a new life, a new project, a new relationship or a new chapter in your life. This could indicate the start of a journey, where you are venturing out into the world, full of promise and with the potential for what the future might bring. This is one of the most positive cards in Tarot but is less about what you have now and is more about the potential of what could be.
Reversed or with challenging cards around the Empress, this could mean that you are failing to nurture yourself or you don’t feel that you have all that you need. The Empress represents the physical body so this could be a call to take better care of your health.