Major Arcana - 3: The Empress

3 - The Empress

Card Three

3 - The EmpressThis card shows Mother Earth sitting on a throne in the forest, with nature all around. There are many feminine symbols on the card.

This card represents all that is feminine, fertile, loving and beautiful. This card can mean that births, weddings, abundance and other beneficial changes are soon to be taking place.

(1909 Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck images)


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Meaning - upright

What this card means

Upright, this card has the following meanings:

  • time of emotionally security high on list of priorities
  • productive time and projects are easily completed
  • reaping (and enjoying) the rewards of labour just completed
  • relaxed and comfortable environment
  • all basic needs are being met (and even more)


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Meaning - reversed

What this card means

Reversed, this card has the following meanings:

  • problems at home with loved ones
  • rewards of labour are not forthcoming
  • creative slump - new ideas are being blocked
  • try not to control situations because you cant let go


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Interesting Bits

What else?

  • Key Meaning - Feminine accomplishments
  • Mythology - xxx
  • Astrology - Venus and especially Taurus: love, beauty, harmony, materialistic possessions
  • Numerology - 3, Jupiter: conscientious ambition; 9: balance of mind, body and spirit