The Empress

Number: 3
Planet: Venus
Season: spring

Positive associations with this tarot card: fertility, birth, motherhood, harmony, nature, prosperity, joy, love, artistic ambition, fruitfulness, action, initiative, length of days; the unknown, clandestine; also difficulty, doubt, ignorance.

Negative associations with this tarot card: domestic upheaval, emotional blackmail, over-protectiveness, poverty, infertility, unwanted pregnancy, suppressed artistic expression, light, truth, the unraveling of involved matters, public rejoicings; according to another reading, vacillation.

The Empress symbolizes love, reassurance, prosperity and birth so when she appears in a reading in a favorable position she is a very welcome card. She can represent pregnancy or actual birth of a child however she can also represent the creation or birth of a creative project or involvement with nature.

Negatively The Empress can signal that you or a woman in your life is being too protective and may even resort to emotional blackmail to get what she wants. She may indicate money worries and a need to handle your finances carefully. Another negative aspect of The Empress is that she can symbolize infertility or unwanted pregnancy.

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