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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Card 3-The Empress

The Empress represents the Goddess on Earth. She represents the Goddess's creative forces as it directly relates to her Earth. A relevant Goddess comparison would be Demeter in all of her connections to the earth. She is the teacher and the counselor. She is the earthly Queen of Heaven. She cares for all who are under her protection and watch.

The Empress herself is between Binah (Understanding) and Chokmah (Wisdom) on the Tree of Life. She is positioned through D'Aath (Knowledge) in the position of lying on her back between the two spheres, hence part of why we relate creation to her. She is the pinnacle of balance between being understanding of life as well as possessing the wisdom to know how to use the knowledge she acquires. Where as the High Priestess receives her knowledge directly from the Divine (through the Crown), the Empress receives hers knowledge as she passes through the path of the High Priestess (D'Aath-knowledge). A real world example of this type of being would be Elizabeth I of England (1533-1603).

When the Empress is drawn by itself she represents creation. These creations may come in many forms, and are with ease. They are often viewed as blessings, gifts from the Goddess so to speak. Again it depends upon the surrounding cards as to the full meaning to the question being asked. It may mean a new creation or blessing in the area of spirituality, work/career, or hobby/sport. It may also relate to a monetary blessing or creation.

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