A seemingly young Empress this is and she is obviously pregnant. She is full of promises and creative impulses. She has all the elements at her disposal: the air – butterflies, water – lotus, earth- grain and apples, fire – scepter. She is the personification of abundant creation; an ever flowing energy, which we can tap into at any given time. We are all invited by her to jump in and play along. Don’t be afraid to fail. Just enjoy the process.
Look how relaxed she is standing there, enjoying just the way she is, being entirely comfortable with herself and her creation. She knows how to balance giving and receiving love; caring of others and caring for herself. This is something I have to work on day in and day out
The empress is often seen as the card of the Goddess. In this particularly depiction this idea is symbolized by the triskele on her staff. The triskele is the symbol Wicca associates with the concept of the triple Goddess. The symbol itself is much older. It has been found in many cultures and is about 5.000 years old. It was o.a. the (pre)Celtic symbol for the trinity of human nature . And I think any trinity can be symbolized by a triskele.
Seeing this card I remembered I have such pendant to represent the Goddess too. I haven’t worn it in months. Mine has more spirals then the one in the card. To me it is also a representation of my daughters and myself; three women always connected in one circle. It can also be Father-mother-child. The spirals are giving this symbol its feminine feel. Anyway, all this because of a tiny adornment on the Empress her staff. And now I am going to look for my pendant J
PS The Empress today was also embodied by M her dentist. What a gentle caring woman this is. Everything went so well to both our relieve