Love Tarot & The Empress Card

Love Tarot & The Empress Card
Love Tarot Readings: The Empress Tarot Card in Love Tarot

In tarot readings, the Empress often signifies commitment, marriage and loyalty. Her appearance in a love tarot reading is always a positive sign as she often refers to abundance in all areas of one’s life. As a card of the Major Arcana, the Empress Tarot Card warrants attention. Her presence symbolizes mother earth and the life force. She represents the feminine aspect of the psyche and encourages one to tap into the nurturing side of their nature. In love tarot, she can be a symbol of partnership and devotion.

Traditionally, the Empress represents creativity, productivity and prosperity. She is associated with the physical realm and has the power to use its resources. In this regard, she can produce material possessions and has the power to create a world that appeals to her particular taste. Like the Magician Tarot Card, the Empress has the unique ability to manifest on the physical plane.  She is expressive, imaginative and empathetic. She has strong moral convictions and always seeks to find harmony in her surroundings.

In love tarot readings, The Empress refers to one’s ability to connect to another. Her divine femininity enables her to be the ultimate nurturer and mother archetype. She is often a symbol of unconditional love and can represent a loving relationship that is based on mutual understanding, support and deep feelings of connection. In love Tarot readings, the Empress can also refer to birth, fertility and pregnancy.

A reversed Empress also has significance in love tarot readings. A reversed appearance can often indicate emotional blocks, the withholding of one’s emotions, and an unwanted pregnancy. The Empress’s mothering nature can cause her to be overbearing and intrusive. In love tarot readings, a reversed Empress can indicate love that has strings attached. Unconditional love can be replaced with unrealistic expectations and enmeshment. In some cases, a reversed Empress Tarot Card can indicate a fear of intimacy and difficulty in expressing one’s feelings.

See the Major Arcana tarot card meanings section to learn more about the Empress Tarot Card.  

© 2010 All Rights Reserved. Images of individual tarot cards are from the Aquatic Tarot Deck created by Andreas Schröter and are used with his permission. They are for example purposes only.


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