Tuesday, 16 December 2014
I Am Woman, Hear me Roar
As The Empress card goes I think this one from Legacy of the Divine tarot has got to be my favourite.
If an image has to symbolise the femininity, fertility and abundance associated with the Empress, this card has it all.
I love when this card appears in a spread, it gives me such a happy feeling. It is enough to tell any female querant that as she stands, she is amazing.
The heavily pregnant Empress, draped in her sheer robe rejoices in the beauty of the female body and its ability to grow and expand with the seed of the future. I love explaining to querants that this does not signify pregnancy per se, but symbolises that we should rejoice in our ability to grow and nurture the seeds we plant for our future.
As women, we tend to down play our strong points, sometimes we find they are down-played for us. We need to learn that as the bringers of life we hold amazing power over our lives. The Empress also shows that no matter what or physical body is like, we all hold that potential to create, nurture and reap the bounty of those sown seeds.
The Empress is the mother archetype, she not only nurtures the child growing within her, but all that is around her. She cares for her own, for the earth and everything in it, knowing it is all connected.
Loving and caring the Empress embraces all, but she is no martyr to her cause. She enjoys the good things in life, luxuriance and abundance are evident in her life. But these things have come from the seeds The Empress has sown, that she has tended and protected. She is one practical and grounded lady, and the fruits of her harvest are for sharing. She is a life giver, protector and generous in her love.
There is so much more I could waffle on about regarding The Empress, however I am going to leave it there for now. I really just wanted to share the beautiful image of Ciro Marchetti's work.