III The Empress Tarot Reading

INSTRUCTIONS

Use this tarot card as you would a daily card pull. The purpose is to use the card to tap into your intuition, while reflecting on the card's meaning. Depending on which way up your card was when you picked it up, use the applicable reading below.  Think about a problem that has been on your mind, or about a goal you wish to reach. Study the image on your card and the words of your reading, and meditate on its meaning. 

If you receive the same card in multiple orders, look at the double draw reading for a deeper meaning of a double card pull. 

We have also included a crystal to aid your focus in meditating on the meaning of your card reading. Hold the crystal in your hand or place it somewhere in view while you study the card and the reading. We have chosen crystals suited to the theme of your card and the spiritual meanings of the selected mineral is below the reading.

upturned

You’ve been very lucky in life lately, what a nice change!  This is the chance to revel in your bounty and express your gratitude to the Great Mother: go out into nature, whether it be a walk in your local reserve, a stroll on your local beach at dusk or even sitting in the grass in your yard to ground your energy and attune yourself to the Earth.  By doing this, you will be in harmony with her and the spirits of nature who will guide you to a higher level of consciousness.

Encountering the Empress in upright position twice is an indication that you’re overflowing with nurturing energy that you’re keen to direct.  Perhaps you have a new colleague at work or a new classmate, a new member at your extra-curricular activity.  Channel this warm energy into creating a harmonious space: make the newbies welcome, support your work buddies with kind words and feedback and you will create a wonderful environment for everyone to grow and flourish.

downturned

The appearance of a reversed Empress is a sure sign of creative block.  Maybe you’ve hit a wall in your arts and craft projects, you’re struggling with essay topics or your ideas aren’t exactly thinking outside the box at work.  You may be too caught up in expectations from your bosses or mentors, or even the pressure you put on yourself to have everything you do be absolutely perfect.  Put all of this aside, empty your mind and write down the first thing that comes to mind.  You may just be scribbling out nonsense or plopping out chicken scratch, the important thing is to let ideas flow-from this you will find beneficial tangents to follow and you owe yourself a critic-free space in which to grow.

Encountering the reversed Empress twice is a hint that you’re overdue for some self care-we don’t want excuses, no buts treat your damn self!  Whether it’s as simple as getting away from work for a lunch date with your mates, a few minutes to finally play that new game tonight or splurging on a whole spa weekend, be sure to nurture yourself as you can’t take care of others until you extend that same loving energy to yourself.

Crystals to aid meditation

Rose Quartz

The soft pink shade of rose quartz could lead you to underestimate the power of this stone. Meditating with rose quartz provides you with powerful feelings of self-love and peace, leaving your mind clear to focus on your future goals. It dispels negativity and replaces it with positive vibes only. 

Use rose quartz in spells and meditation where the boosting of self-love, confidence, and harmony can aid your journey.