Tag Archives: The Empress

Weekly Meditation: 28 Nov 2016

A meditation for the week of November 28 – December 4 May I remember that caring for loved ones often takes a village. ——— This meditation hits home for me this week. My sister had her first baby on Wednesday, and today Mr. Donkey and I found out that a different family member is in the hospital in serious condition…. Read more »

Monday Meditation

(This post is so late because our car’s engine went out earlier today. What fun!) A meditation for the week ahead: February 29 – March 6 May I carefully consider the choices presented to me during the week. May I nurture myself, particularly my emotional self. May I listen to those around me and appreciate those who support me. May… Read more »

Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: February 22 – February 28 This week’s cards look to me like the Serenity Prayer: May I have the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. May I have the courage to change the things I can. May I have the wisdom to know the difference. A beautiful prayer I need to remember… Read more »

Messages for 2016

Continuing through Susannah Conway’s workbook, I’ve done a spread for the year ahead. I don’t subscribe to the idea of future-telling, but I do like the idea of a little message or tidbit to keep in mind for each month of the year ahead. So I’ve gone through and created a short message from each card, focusing on the particular messages… Read more »

XIII. Death

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Card Meaning Death is a card of change and rebirth, despite its scary name. (Though I’d be just as scared of a card  named “change.” I’m not good at transitions!) One thing must end (or “die”) for something new to begin. Why isn’t the card just called “Rebirth” or something similar then? Because Death is the moment of transition we need… Read more »

XII. The Hanged Man

Card Meaning This card represents seeing something in a new way, surrender, inner or spiritual awareness, and peace. The Hanged Man is suspended upside down, but she doesn’t struggle and she doesn’t appear distraught. Paul Quinn in Tarot for Life says, “His number, 12, brings together the will of the Magician (1) and the soul receptivity of the High Priestess (2)…. Read more »

VI. The Lovers

Card Meaning The Lovers can represent relationships, love, connection, and choice. In the Fool’s Journey, it can be representative of adolescence: the Magician and High Priestess are archetypes of “feminine” and “masculine” energies; the Empress and Emperor represent parents; and the Emperor and Hierophant represent larger social structures. From this perspective, the Lovers indicate a time of making choices based… Read more »

III. The Empress

Card Meaning The Empress represents sex, motherhood, and love. She represents passion. Where The High Priestess is intuition, The Empress is emotion. She is a nurturing and creative force, and can also represent Mother Nature. The Empress represents an important point of growth on the Fool’s Journey. As the third card, 1 (The Magician) + 2 (The High Priestess) =… Read more »