Ruled by the Planet Venus and personifying Mother Earth, The Empress is all feminine and beautiful. The card is beautifully represented by a full figure woman with blond hair with an aura of tranquility about her. Venus is known as the Planet of Love.

The Empress card, as such, represents love, creativity, fertility, art, peace, beauty, grace, luxury - in a nutshell, the finer things in life that are typically associated with women.

She is enveloped in mysticism which is aptly represented by the crown of stars on her head. The patterned pomegranate robe that she sports is a sign of fertility.

The luxurious spread of cushions on which she sits has an emblem of Venus and signifies opulence and affluence. Her deep connection to Mother Nature is expressed in the lush greenery and the gushing waterfall in the background. The Empress draws strength and peace from the Earth while the golden harvest reflects abundance.

Upright Position

In a divination reading, Empress symbolizes love, prosperity and birth. It says that the subject will have a happy life full of luxury and opulence. In short, it represents a
favorable phase in the life of the subject. Traditionally, a marriage or birth is predicted. When seeking to know the nature of the seeker, the card indicates patience and perseverance.

Reversed Position

When reversed, the Empress card signifies disrespecting others and abandoning people in need. It is an indication that the seeker needs to nurture a giving and caring nature. It may also predict infertility, laziness and poverty. It may even indicate over protectiveness leading to suffocation. An abortion or unwanted pregnancy may also be represented.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons