THE EMPRESS (III)
Here’s THE EMPRESS (III) in The Rider/Waite/Smith Tarot:
THE EMPRESS: Since it’s Mother’s Day I thought it would be appropriate to post about what is often considered the archetypal mother in The Tarot. In my other blog (see link at bottom of this post) I’ve celebrated in poetry the lives of my two mothers. Here, in my choice of The Empress from the Victoria Regina Tarot, I’m celebrating the lives of my grandmothers. This particular III even strongly resembles old photos I remember seeing of my father’s mother in her youth.
DIFFERENT TAKES ON MEANINGS FOR THE EMPRESS (III):
The underlying mechanism of empathy: creative imagination – one imagines what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes.
One needs to reclaim one’s strong, caring, independent aspects.
Boredom or monotony, probably rising from not using one’s creative energies.
Can represent (and sometimes predict) an actual person of influence – usually, though not always, a woman. More so than other cards commonly said to represent an actual person (e.g. the Court cards).
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Please see the top of the sidebar for my background with the Tarot and a recommendation to beginners.
Resource: Wikipedia-The Empress. This is a great site on which to look up almost anything.
‘til next time, enjoy the creativity The Tarot can inspire,
[aka: Patricia Kelly]
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