The Empress

The Empress, taken from a set of Tarot cards designed by Jina Wallwork.

The Empress: 3

Artwork Description

This woman doesn’t know what she will become. She understands that she’s having a baby, but she doesn’t know what it means to be a mother. This connection will define her, and it will shape her understanding of herself. It is a link in a chain that begins with her ancestors and then stretches into a future that is far beyond her vision. Each day she will engage in casual acts of self-sacrifice as she watches this child grow. She will know what it means to love. All humans have flaws and limitations, but a mother can see beyond any weakness. This bond will give her strength, and the love that she feels will sustain her through every difficulty. When the world seems cold, she will know real warmth. She will be empowered by the beautiful connection that exists within her heart. She will be a mother, and she will know what it means to love unconditionally. The memory of being a mother will remain in her soul for many lives to come. Whether she is reborn as a man or a woman, she will retain an instinctual love and a desire to nurture the growth of the people she loves.

The Empress Upright

The Mother

She’s there when she’s needed to solve any problem. Filled with compassion, she is eager to share the love that is in her heart. She will be there for those in need, and her nurturing instincts can expand beyond a genetic bond. No mistake is too large to be understood, and all actions can be forgiven. Only a small heart could choose to test the unconditional nature of a mother’s love. She will talk about your greatness because this will always be her main focus. Her character is soft when you require care and reassurance, but don’t underestimate the fierce protector that stands by your side. Know that you are loved and supported in everything that you do.

The Empress Reversed

A Worried Mother

Your mother worries about you. She’s concerned about your life and questions if you’re really happy. She remembers watching you as a child, and in those moments, she was convinced you would rule the world. It seemed as though her whole life had led her to you, and it was a blessing. You have so much potential, and she fears it’s going to waste. Don’t get angry when she tries pushing you another direction. Know that she’s concerned, and everything that she does comes from a place of love. She’s become so used to nudging you onto paths she would like you to travel. As a child, you needed this guidance because it would help you to avoid danger and lead you towards comfort and security. She can’t let go of this role, yet it stands in conflict with your independence. You know that you have decisions to make, and there is a lot to consider. You’re contemplating what steps to take to achieve greater fulfillment. Your mother shares the same objective, so why are you in conflict with each other?

Perhaps, you should have a cup of tea and talk about your problems. If she gives you a bad piece of advice, don’t be dismissive, tell her why it’s the wrong action for you to take and listen to the opposing argument. There may be something useful that you didn’t consider. A person can be bossy and difficult because they care. Love comes with many faces and disguises. When you were young, she hid her vulnerabilities. Afraid of the daunting task of being a mother, she imagined that she was a confident woman who had all the answers. When she adopted this pretense, her task became easier. It’s hard to let go of the personas we create. Let her understand your perspective because she wants to be included in your life. She already carries all of your problems due to her constant worrying. This is what mothers do.

There will be times when she won’t be able to retain the persona of a superwoman. She will make mistakes, and she will be placed in harm’s way. There will be moments when you will worry about her. No matter what happens, she will always be your mother.


Tarot and Spirit Communication book cover by Jina Wallwork

Tarot and Spirit Communication

This explanation of The Empress card comes from the book, Tarot and Spirit Communication. The book explains tarot cards and their meanings. It is also an essential guide for any aspiring medium and tarot practitioner. If you want to read the energy that is imprinted on a flower or use astral projection to travel to the other side of the world, then this book will show you how.

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