As its name suggests, the Empress card depicts a woman who is sitting on a throne. The Empress is connected with the divine feminine energies, including fertility. She is also often associated with Mother Earth and nature. She may be dressed in a pomegranate robe that is embroidered by and surrounded by nature. However, the exact image of the Empress might depend on your deck.
Upright: Fertility, beauty, abundance, divine feminine, creativity
Reversed: Negligence, insecurity, lack of progress
The Empress is deeply connected to feminine energy. This includes creativity, expression, and fertility. The appearance of this card in a reading calls you to connect to nature, beauty, and happiness. This card can also be associated with sensuality and fertility.
Because the Empress is connected with fertility, she may represent pregnancy and motherhood. However, the Empress may also represent the birth of ideas and opportunities.
When seen in reverse, the Empress indicates a loss of strength and willpower due to the fact that you may be too invested in other people affairs. On the other hand, you may be relying on others to take care of you.
Empress in a Love Reading
Upright: The Empress in a love reading is associated with stability and commitment in a relationship. If you're looking for love, something amazing may be on its way. Love and work may be intermingling in a positive way or you may find a particularly fulfilling business venture. F you're already in a relationship, the card may signify marriage, motherhood, or a new family.
On the other hand, the card may actually represent someone in your romantic life who embodies these same qualities. This may be a current partner or someone in the near future who is connected strongly to their feminine energy. While the card often represents a woman, this isn`t always the case.
Reversed: When you see the Empress in reverse in a love reading, she may warn you of a partner who is either too controlling or completely unable to show affection. If you're in a relationship, the Empress may also be encouraging you to send a little more time with your partner.
Empress in a Career Reading
Upright: Seeing the Empress in a career reading might mean that you're in the middle of a career boost. You may be feeling passionate and creative, even more so than usual, which can be a great asset in the workplace. This card may also indicate an individual in the workspace who happens to be nurturing.
Reversed: Seeing the Empress reversed in a career reading means that your work life might be unfulfilling at this time. Maybe you feel like you're not developing the skills you had hoped to develop. On the other hand, you may simply be feeling underappreciated.
Empress in Finances
Upright: When seen in a reading about finances, the Empress signals abundance. As a card that is connected to the earth, the Empress is connected to the material world. If you are seeing a windfall in your finances.
Reversed: When seen in reverse, the Empress points to a feeling of financial instability even if you are doing well financially.