Sunday, 20 October 2013

The Empress - Gift of Creative Abundance

The Empress Tarot
“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.” 
Coco Chanel

The Empress is the creative driving force at work. As the archetypal mother figure, she is firmly in charge with love and her urge to nurture and create. She brings life into dreary surroundings with warmth and a caring attitude.

In a reading about work and career, she represents productivity, abundance, harmony and gentle but firm guidance.

Astrologically, the Empress is linked to the planet Venus, named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. She loves her work space organised and tidy, with pretty pictures, plants and ornaments around to inspire her and to make her feel at home.

She also takes good care of herself; not only does she dress well (the Empress prefers comfortable clothing that also make her look attractive, enhancing her sensual nature), she also knows when she needs to have a break to unwind and refresh.

Associated with the element Earth, the Empress thrives on stability and security; major changes she has little or no control over can easily make her feel threatened and unhinge her emotionally. But she is also a practical person with the ability to stay calm in a crisis situation.

The Empress endeavours to create a healthy work-life balance. She isn't a career woman making frequent business trips away from home or working late into the night (unless her work is home-based). Her family will always come first, so she will choose the kind of work that will fit in with her family life, not vice versa.

When the Empress appears in a reading about work and career, she may suggest

  • following your creative instincts
  • letting your ideas blossom and turning them into reality
  • nurturing and making use of your natural talents
  • combining passion with a more thoughtful approach
  • ruling with love; treating co-workers and associates with warmth and kindness
  • looking after your well-being
  • combining business with pleasure
  • promotion at work or a pay rise
  • being established in your position and well-respected
  • finding new inspiration in nature to stimulate new creative flow
  • focus on practicalities when considering ideas
  • imroving efficiency and cost-savings
  • building and nurturing confidence by practising self-care
The Empress also suggests success; embrace her energies, and you will get that job, win new clients/customers, produce amazing art or simply just become top of your game.

But be careful - have you noticed on the image how comfortably the Empress is resting on her throne of cushions? Is she resting too comfortably perhaps? 

Don't get complacent when things work well. Always take notice of what is happening around you. No one is irreplaceable, and sometimes ideas can dry up. 

Just like a mother looking after her children, get distracted for too long, and chaos is brooding in the background ;)

The Empress in a reading is a sign that you are buzzing with creative energy and you need to make use of your inherent talents to feel happy and fulfilled in your work.

However, if she comes up at a time when work isn't going that well, breathe new life into your career by following her advice and embracing her vibrant spirit.

Warmest wishes,


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  1. I just did a 1-card reading asking what I can do to become a wealthy business woman and Empress appeared. I was thinking of running a business from home. This is an encouraging article. Thank you :)

    1. You're welcome :) What a great card to appear in a reading about your business intentions! Wishing you good luck with your venture.

  2. I have just resigned from a highly stressful and unrewarding job. The Empress just appeared and has given me courage and affirmed that I have made the right decision. Hopefully she will bring me luck in finding a wonderful job :)
    Thank you!

    1. I'm sure she will, and in the meantime, follow your creative passion to create abundance in your life :)


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