Beginnings, every journey starts at the beginning naturally and this card shows us so much about the journey that now begins. The next chapter. The next phase. A journey upon which you will travel well as you bring together all your creative energies, your vision and now productive steps to bring you closer and closer to the success that you desire, whether health, wealth or happiness. This is the start of a positive journey and one that will suit you more and more with each step as you step further and further into a world that allows you to be yourself.
In this card the Empress is depicted as a pregnant lady to symbolise fertility, growth and a new life beginning somehow, somewhere and whilst it can literally mean a new life it is also very strongly associated with new life paths for the sitter. The image on the card shows this beautiful lady happy and content as she sits proud, strong and clearly well and from her position she is clearly able to look to the path that lies ahead of her and know that all is well. A path which opens up to her because she has already learnt the importance of taking care of herself and now she is going to do just that in each and every step that she takes.
As a reader I love this card, it always feels positive and right. When this card appears in a reading, representing what lies ahead for the sitter, it shows a clear path and a vibrant path. One filled with creativity, growth and a sense of purpose.
Creativity and intuitive instincts are seen as a similar energy and because of this they have always been perceived as female energy and so naturally, this means that this card can also represent either your own female side or the female energy in your world such as wives, friends, sisters, mothers or lovers.
When we combine strength, intuition and creativity we are on the road to success and your creative endeavours come into fruition through the steps that you now take as long as you act upon that inner divine guidance, your intuition, as you take each step. The fruits of your labour are about to be paid, keep going and keep going strong, the card urges you, strong in your belief, your drive and your ambition.
See the trees behind the Empress? See how strong and proud they stand? This is to represent the achievement that this new life path represents in your world. A world that you have created. They represent the growth and the planting of new and stronger roots and foundations and the continued success if you continue on this path you are now on. This is a card of strength brought to you through your own inner self and acceptance of your path. When this card appears in your reading it is safe to feel positive and excited about the journey that lies ahead.
Samantha is a fifth generation Romany Tarot Reader, Psychic, Physical Medium, Spiritual Tutor and Author of several columns in various publications. She has appeared on Sky TV, radio and has been interviewed numerous times about her work. She is a published Author of a variety of self-coaching manuals and has been providing workshops and training as well as private readings for over fourteen years. www.needapsychic.co.uk.