When pulled upright the card shows a deep connection to our femininity. This can be shown through fertility, creativity, expression, and nurturing among others. The card asks you to connect with beauty and to bring happiness into your life. Be kind to yourself and take care of yourself. As one can tell from the picture this card can be a strong indication of pregnancy or motherhood. It can also mean the birth of a new idea, business, or project in your life. These endeavors will end successfully. The empress is the archetype of mother earth and therefore says you should spend time in nature.
When pulled reversed this card means you have lost too much willpower and strength because you have been too focused on other people’s affairs. Normally this card is about showering loved ones with love and care but when reversed it means you could be going overboard. You might be neglecting your needs or smothering your loved ones. This card can also mean you are relying on others to make decisions for you and to take card of you.
This is a tarot spread that focuses on the empress. It’s good if you have issues with friends or family as it helps you figure out your relationships with those around you. First I suggest taking the empress card out of your deck and mediating on whatever issue you’re having with the people in your life. Then shuffle the cards and pull the cards using your preferred method.
Card 1: This is your self, you alone.
Cards 2 and 3 represent your family (literal and figurative), the early influences that have made you what you are.
Card 2: This card represents how your family strengthens you, the positive things that have gone into you. Can be the aspects of yourself that are similar to the rest of your family, or how you fit in.
Card 3: This card represents conflicts with your family, where you don’t agree; things you just don’t see eye to eye. Can be differences between your family and you.
Cards 4 and 5 represent specific people you are dealing with in this situation, family or friends. Pick as many cards as you need here. You can be as specific here or as vague as you need: you can pick cards for specific people, or let the cards decide who is who.
Card 6: This card represents the opinions of others and how it affects you; can be approval or disapproval, or peer pressure.
Card 7: This card represents your view of things, your opinion and the way you see things, the direction you need to go whether they agree or disagree.