The Empress

The coming of Spring has inspired me to share the Empress card. Here she is, in her nature regalia, surrounded by opulent plants and intriguing symbols which depict her as the matriarch of the natural world. Our planet is her domain. Through her loving heart and great abundance, we are blessed with birth, growth, expansion, and renewal. She is known as the Great Mother, the gateway from which all life forms emerge into manifestation.

One of the blessings bestowed upon us by the Empress, as we study her message, is a keener awareness of the natural world and a deeper appreciation for our planet. She may also draw us into the contemplation of our place in the infinite cosmos. A vast universe of life forms and manifestations exists beyond our senses. All of this is the greater domain of the Empress. She reminds us that all we see around us is a spiritual gift.

Spring is a time of resurgence, with new life bursting forth everywhere. For me, it is an opportunity to open my senses, and take a deeper look into the myriad of life forms that are waking up after the long winter. The Empress encourages us to embrace the earth with thoughtful stewardship and to recognize our planet as a living treasure.

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After a long career of painting and sharing the nature spirits through my art, I decided to create a tarot deck. This project has been an eight year personal journey. As I worked to capture just the right imagery for the message of this timeless tradition, I learned much about the psyche, and I deepened my connection with nature. I hope these interpretations will bring you new insights, quiet moments with nature, and great pleasure.