Fulfilment, contentment, ideas, creative impulses, the intellect, motherhood, giving, sharing, compromise, beauty, love, compassion, the Arts, passion, nature, material creation, maturity, sensuality, growth, prosperity, fertility, satisfaction, joy, happiness, beauty, relationships, children, marriage, creativity, abundance, Mother Earth.







The Triangle and the three-fold energies of the Universe.


(Spiritual Animal Symbology) 


The Ruling Master of The Empress is The Venetian Master; Paul the Venetian. The Venetian Master's vibration is one of the intellect and the powers of emotion.  He bestows these readily to those interested in the study of the Arts and music, and the practical sciences. Another of The Venetian Master's vibrations is to do with self-expression.

Paul the Venetian operates from within the Golden Ray and therefore he radiates ‘knowingness’ as well as knowledge to all who attune to and seek these qualities. His assistance is also with those who feel the need to control their emotional side.

The Venetian Master works on the energy of the 3rd Ray, and works to bring about a new point of focus in the fields of colour and sound.

The Venetian Master watches over the numbers 3,12, 21 and 30, and those born in March and December.

Pathway 3 on the Cabalistic Trestleboard (Tree of Life), connects the sephira Binah (3) Keyword:  understanding to Chokmah (2) keyword:  wisdom

The energy of The Empress combines understanding with wisdom, to provide the ultimate feminine energy.

In today’s society there is a tendency to promote aggressive, outgoing masculine characteristics, and downplay the intuitive aspects. In order to become ‘whole’ a balance must be found between our masculine and feminine sides to enable us to fully honour both aspects of our being. Only when our male and female halves have reached harmony and equilibrium will we be able to reach our highest potential.

Don Quai is an emmenagogue and a tonic for the blood and hormones. It regulates the menstrual cycle and helps to relieve cramping, as well as aiding fertility. Don Quai is considered to be the supreme tonic for women and is often called the ‘female Ginseng’.

Symbolically, Don Quai can be used for emotional and physical coldness, and for a lack of warmth and compassion for others. Don Quai can also be used for poor circulation and a lack of creativity.

Don Quai, in a Divinatory context, relates to ‘Mother Nature’.  It tells of new life and possibilities, abundance and fruitfulness.

The Empress sits on a throne amongst a rich, fertile environment. The Empress signifies physical and spiritual security and contentment in domestic situations and
personal relationships.

The Empress expresses an optimistic outlook, warmth, friendliness and creative talents.

The Empress relates to the Triangle and the three-fold energies of the Universe. The Triangle symbolizes manifestation and creative expression on the material plane. The thought of one and the fertility of two result in the creativity of the three.

The number 3 of The Empress indicates creativity, self-expression and communication. Threes in a reading suggest the involvement of more than one person, and can also indicate that there will be a period of suspended activity before future successes. There is a focus on ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’. 

The Empress brings a message to feel the essence of life pulsating in each and every living thing, and the complex and continual reproduction cycles within the concept of nature.

The Empress is representative of Mother Earth, and relates to all the signs of the Zodiac. She is known as the ‘Great Goddess’.

The energy of The Empress is one of gentle femininity and is receptive and preserving. The Empress provides fertile soil.

The Empress tells of how we seek to make ourselves and others happy. She represents giving, sharing, compromise, beauty, love, compassion and the Arts.

The Empress signifies the ‘queen of life’, the perfect woman, the archetypal mother, and represents the matriarchal goddess, being part of nature, fertility, sexuality, and the generative forces. As the life-giving mother, the Empress is connected to the Earth and the natural rhythms, and the appreciation of the senses.

The Empress holds the key to save those closest to her, and to saving the Universe. The Empress represents love on all levels, particularly unconditional love. She sees and knows what needs to be done in order to help others along their path/s.

The Empress represents Venus, Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, and her energy brings with her the Divine nature of love. 

With the sceptre and globe The Empress holds, she brings forth the powers to rule on a higher level. She chooses to liberate her spirit and to help others to find liberation within themselves. The Empress brings forth the power to fly free with the energies of the eagle to freely liberate the spirit. The Empress brings forth the highest of spiritual wisdom to impart on others. 

The Empress sits crowned with Egyptian energy on which she may draw. The Empress has within her the energy of the Pyramids. ‘ISIS’ is The Empress unveiled.

The crown upon The Empress’s head depicts the 12 stars of the zodiac. 

The symbol on the shield by The Empress represents Venus, the sign of ‘fertility’.

The seven pearls shown around The Empress’s neck represents each of the 7 Chakra centres of the body.

The orb The Empress holds is an indicator of the heralding of spirit and wisdom.

With the energies of Libra surrounding her, The Empress tells of the need to bring in balance on all levels. The key to Libra is, ‘I seek myself through what I unite’.

When The Empress appears in a reading it may be indicating material wealth, marriage, the promise of growth and a message that you will soon be rewarded for your past efforts. Fulfillment, satisfaction and joy are ahead of you.

When appearing in a reading, The Empress brings with her the attributes of growth, fertility and prosperity all round. She implies that needs are fulfilled and there is much satisfaction and joy to be had.

When The Empress appears in a spread it is an indication that it is a time to reap the benefits of a bountiful harvest. Expect happy conclusions. 

The Empress in a reading tells that it is an excellent time to begin new projects because they have a high potential for success.

The Empress tells of recognition and rewards for your efforts. You may receive more that you expected.

As a card of good fortune, the Empress signifies that if we are gentle and caring as well as patient, we can bring anything we desire to fruition; we have to be able to wait until the time is right for action so that we can reap the rewards. Hard work pays off and relationships become satisfying.

In the context of a reading, The Empress represents the emotions and indicates the importance of following your instincts and feelings. It advises that you should not be re-directed by thought and action.

The Empress tells you not to be disillusioned by delays, but trust your instincts and intuition and there will be success in the future.

With The Empress in a spread, abundance flows into your life with love, beauty, good health and domestic stability. It is an indication of plans coming to fruition. Pleasure and success is imminent.

The Empress radiates renewal and in a reading may be implying material gains in the offing.

The Empress in a reading tells that new ideas produce excellent outcomes that inspire further ideas and goals to achieve.

Next to The MOON:
When The Empress appears in a reading next to The Moon, it can indicate suicide and/or suicidal thoughts.

Insecurity, discomfort, hardship, loss, poverty, sadness, infertility, disruptions, upheaval, bitterness, lack of activity, illness, inaction, waste, idleness.

The Empress appearing reversed in a tarot spread tells of wasted energies and unproductive activities which may be adversely affecting your home and family life, as well as your income and/or financial aspects.

Reversed, The Empress implies that there is a need to seek help and advice as problematic situations are arising due to mis-management of financial and monetary obligations.

Appearing reversed The Empress may be signifying dissatisfaction with personal circumstances and a lack of material and emotional comfort.

The Empress, when appearing reversed in a reading, signifies a depressive and negative vibration and an empty and withdrawn feeling. It gives the impression that one is unable to fully comprehend why things have taken place as they have.

Working on the negative energies, The Empress reversed is a person who may be over-protective of possessions, people and/or relationships. This may cause her to be bad-tempered, domineering and sarcastic. She lacks emotional satisfaction and as a result may appear to be bitter with the world. She is not instinctively maternal and so is unlikely to want to become a mother, partner or wife. She would find a family unrewarding and somewhat tiresome, and this could lead to domestic upheavals. 

Reversed in a reading, The Empress tells that this is not a good time to invest money, start a business or attempt to conceive a child. It may be best to wait at least three months.

The Empress reversed warns of a tendency to put others before oneself, with the consequence of a loss of personal identity. It may also indicated someone who is confused about their sexuality, and may even indicate a miscarriage and/or infertility.

The reversed Empress can, in negative situations, also depict vanity, undeveloped creativity, stagnation and apathy.

The Empress reversed indicates repressing vibrations, a loss of material possessions, infertility, poverty and sadness. It may be telling of disruptions in the home environment.

The Empress reversed indicates that you may feel uncertain at this time and you may experience difficulties in expressing yourself. This will only be a temporary set-back.

Health-wise, The Empress reversed may be implying some health problems or issues which may be particularly related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Joanne WalmsleySacred Scribes

NUMEROLOGY - The Vibration and Energy of Numbers