This is an article in a series on how to read the Tarot Cards. This series contains an in depth look at each of the cards’ possible interpretations within a reading in context of their position. I will be using the Celtic Cross spread.
The Empress On Her Own
The Empress on her own is a card of completion. The Empress is a woman has everything she desires. The symbols of Venus surround her, and often times she is depicted pregnant.
The Empress is a card suggesting a person who is content with their lives. They are happy with every aspect of it. Relationships are good, she is financially happy, and she is completely satisfied with who she is as a person.
1. The Empress as the Center
The Empress as the Center suggests the situation is in complete harmony with the receiver’s desires. All the different aspects of the situation align perfectly, and needs only to grow from where they are.
2. The Empress as the Obstacle
The Empress as the Obstacle suggests the receiver is being too much of a perfectionist when it comes to this situation. Loosen up, and let things ride a while on their own, else things could get bad.
3. The Empress as the Super-Conscious
The Empress as the Super-Conscious suggests the receiver feels fulfilled by this situation and the possible outcome. Joy and satisfaction can be seen, and she can feel that.
4. The Empress as the Recent Future
The Empress as the Recent Future suggest the situation is headed in the direction the receiver wants it to. Her careful planning and timely action is causing the desired effects.
5. The Empress as the Subconscious
The Empress as the Subconscious suggests the receiver has a positive, but healthy way of thinking about the situation. There is balance and purpose to how she thinks about it, and this only helps her achieve her goals.
6. The Empress as the Recent Past
The Empress as the Recent Past suggests the situation has come about do directly to a previous situation or choice. This was a natural progression and not entirely unforeseen.
7. The Empress as the Receiver
The Empress as the Receiver suggests the receiver is a content person. She is satisfied with all aspects of her life, because she has chosen them and helped them to come about by her deliberate action.
8. The Empress as the Influence
The Empress as the Influence suggests the receiver has strong relationships that are part of the foundation of who she is. Her friends and her family are very involved in her life, in a positive way, and can only help in resolving any issues within the situation.
9. The Empress as the Intuition
The Empress as the Intuition suggests the receiver has an ideal outcome in mind. She is taking steps to achieve this outcome and should continue on this path.
10. The Magician as the Outcome
The Empress as the Outcome suggests the situation will end in virtual perfection. All parties will be satisfied, especially the receiver.