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The Empress in the Tarot represents the epitome of femininity: the creative, the fertile, the life giver, the mother. This card in the Rider Waite deck shows a beautiful seated woman crowned with stars who holds aloft a powerful sceptre. The garden that surrounds her reflects nature all its abundance and glory.
As a Major Arcana card, the Empress represents one of the most commanding forces in the Tarot – this card should never be ignored. Coming in the first third of the Major Arcana, it stands for your own personal means of empowering yourself.
The card relates not only to the feminine, but also to the good life, luxury, and the enhancements of material world. If reversed or poorly positioned, the card may be saying that you or someone close to you is letting your material desires lead in the wrong direction, or show materialistic people using their influence in negative ways.
Sometimes the Empress can stand for a person; if this is the case, the person may be a lover of luxury, or someone who has something material to offer. This is probably a woman, but not always.
In addition to abundance and new life, from the Empress come sensual pleasures and joys, as well as connections with the natural world as represented by her garden. She can also indicate a happy pregnancy or the coming birth of a successful new project or endeavour.
The Empress may suggest that material rewards are on the horizon, but you should bear in mind the need to maintain generosity and openness. Keep both feet firmly planted on Mother Earth as you receive her bountiful goodness.
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A man sits enthroned in a garden amid a profusion of plant life. His castle rises in the background. On his knee he holds a single pentacle (a circle emblazoned with a five-pointed star). In his other hand he holds a sceptre. He is the King of Pentacles.
Kings stand for dynamic forces and action or the need to take action. The suit of Pentacles (sometimes called Coins) relates to the material or financial aspects of life, such as business, work, and money.
As depicted in the Rider Waite Tarot deck, the card readily communicates the meanings of prosperity, fruition, and abundance. This king is an entrepreneur, someone who is successful, knows how to attract wealth, and finds opportunities everywhere he looks. He’s often an accountant or someone who works in finance or banking.
(Interestingly, my own accountant is the King of Pentacles! That’s the card I pulled for him and it describes him perfectly – even down to him being a Taurean!)
This card may represent a man with these qualities who is coming into your life or is already there. Or he may represent the qualities themselves. In the former case, he is likely to be a mature (forty or older) dark-haired and dark-eyed man who is possibly a Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn. In the latter, the card may be advising you to become more entrepreneurial and to focus on making money or getting a better job.
In readings, the King of Pentacles asks you to take the kinds of actions he might take. If it is reversed or poorly positioned, it suggests a need to be a dependable worker and a good steward of your finances. It may be cautioning you against laziness or foolish spending. Regardless of where it sits in your spread, this card is a harbinger of wealth – as long as you do the work to earn it and you have a mental attitude that attracts it.
Now go celebrate the abundance that this card brings, and be inspired by the king’s energy and financial know-how!
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An ethereal hand emerges from a cloud to present you with an ornate cup. A dove flies in and is about to drop a communion wafer from its beak into the cup, while four fountains of water stream down into a enormous lily pond. This is the image of the Ace of Cups in the famous Rider Waite Tarot Deck.
The suit of Cups represents emotions, feelings, love, relationships, and connections. Aces stand for the most powerful energy of the suit. Thus, the Ace of Cups signifies a strong emotional connection. It may mean the start of a new relationship – perhaps even one you don’t know about yet! Or it can signify a new beginning for a previous or existing partnership. This may be romance, but it could equally represent ties to a family member, close friend, or valued co-worker.
The Ace of Cups invites you to consider how you can enhance your life with love. If it’s reversed or negatively positioned, it may be advising you to ask yourself one of the following questions: “Do I need to forgive?” “Is there someone I should ask for forgiveness?” “Do I need to let go of anger or resentment and embrace feelings of love and peace?” “Do I need to be less reserved and more willing to reveal my feelings?”
Generally, the Ace of Cups signals the beginning of good emotional health and stability. It heralds joy and happiness for you and loved ones. So be thrilled with this benevolent card and the positive love-energy it brings.
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The Angel Gabriel sounds the call on his trumpet. In response, naked men, women, and children rise up from coffins floating on water. In the background high snowy mountains rise against a blue sky. It’s Judgement Day.
The Judgement card, number twenty in the major arcana, is all about change. And because major arcana cards are powerful, the change will be powerful, too. But this change is not abrupt or unexpected. It’s a metamorphosis, like the protracted transition of a caterpillar into a butterfly. It’s been long in coming, and it’s based on logic, reason, and preparation.
The figures on the card as shown in the Rider Waite Tarot deck are being freed from death. For you, the coming change will also be a liberation. This card suggests you are now or soon will be embarking on a new stage in your life. The people, ideas, and things of the past may no longer be relevant to you. They cannot hold you back as you move forward toward your true calling and something you’ve long worked for. It’s your fate, and you’re entitled to what the change brings.
However, as the metamorphosis takes place, be aware that well-meaning friends, family members, and associates may try to discourage you and impede your progress. This is because they’re afraid of losing you, or of losing the “you” that they know. Yet like Judgement Day, the forward momentum of this card is inevitable and cannot be stopped. You are being given the opportunity to make an epic decision and take decisive action. Only you can judge when it’s time to move forward, but don’t ignore the forces that are causing this change.
Listen as the Angel Gabriel calls to you with his clarion. Be willing to leave behind past negativity and encumbrances as you begin anew. Make sure you are prepared for the coming metamorphosis. And when you’re ready, let yourself be reborn.
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