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The Empress

The Empress speaks of creative sparks and is directly linked to the feminine energy. She rules over her world using both logical and emotional intelligence.

Empress Tarot Card Meaning and how to read

The Empress Meaning & Messages

The Empress is the ultimate feminine energy card. She represents the creative sparks, emotional and practical intelligence.

The Empress often stands for an important woman in your life (or yourself as the sitter in certain spreads). She is a good friend, a mother, a sister, some to rely on who is both willing to guide and help.

The Empress is an overall positive card that is very favorable for love, artistic endeavors and career. She is powerful, benevolent and when asking specific questions, her answer is usually an enthusiastic yes.


Upright, the Empress is a positive answer to your question or a comforting feminine presence in your life. She ca be a women of power who's got your back or a friend you can truly count on. She is in touch with her Higher self while being in control of her manifested world

Keywords: feminine energy, creative spark, intelligence, intuition, balance, sister, friend.


Reversed, the Empress is someone you cannot trust, a woman working against you or someone who has lost their balance and is not in touch with their intuition.

Keywords: imbalance, lies, a woman you cannot trust, delusion.

Use the Empress to manifest:

Success in business
Literally, your empire

A new mindset
Financial stability


Positive meaning: Love is in the air and so is respect, fairness and planing for the future. The Empress is steady and grounded, she's confident and has nothing to worry about.

Negative meaning: a woman stands in the way of your relationship. Balance is lacking.


Positive meaning: The Empress is either an ally for your career or speaks of your own success as a female sitter. The Empress is all about longevity and long term success. She is building her own success while enjoying life. She speaks of a good life and work balance.

Negative meaning: lack of work-life balance, low income, someone at work you can not trust.


Positive meaning: Great financial balance is to be expected. The Empress is in control of her material world. Money coming in, good investments on the horizon and good fortune.

Negative meaning: poor judgement and bad investment. Bad budgeting could cause some serious issues.


Positive meaning: The Empress is a positive female in your life. She can be a sister, friend or even a mother who is active and supportive. She can also be a boss who has your best interest in mind.

Negative meaning: an enemy, a woman who is working against you or someone you do not get along with.

The Empress & the Minor Arcana

Empress Tarot Card Meaning and how to read with Wands


Usually positive news for your career! The Empress and Wands speak of ambition, great skills and high energy levels. 



Negative/Reversed meanings: don't take on too much at a time and beware of a possible burn out.

Empress Tarot Card Meaning and how to read with Cups


Associated with Cups (excluding the 8 and 5), the Empress speaks of romance and healthy relationships that are balanced. Communication and reason are favored.


Negative meanings include: a woman might be in the way of your relationship.

Empress Tarot Card Meaning and how to read with Pentacles

In a positive spread, abundance is all around you and coming into your life easily. You can manifest money on demand and trust it will keep flowing.

In a negative spread: an enemy who may be after your finances. Inability to budget and save.

Empress Tarot Card Meaning and how to read with Swords


The Swords with the Empress urge you to pay attention to your mental health and well being. In relationship reading, they announce obstacles and some tough times.

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