The meaning of The Empress Tarot card is ‘pregnancy.’ There’s no getting away from the fact that The Empress can represent a literal conception. If you are female, you could find yourself with a bun in the oven. Alternatively, it can mean that someone close to you (such as a sister, daughter, or friend) is or will become pregnant.
The Empress is more likely to indicate pregnancy if you’re in a loving relationship. However, if this doesn’t apply to you and it doesn’t seem that you’ll have a baby in the future, The Empress indicates an abundant outcome.
Babies aside, there’s always the possibility that conception will not be literal. Perhaps you must ‘birth’ an idea into reality in the form of a project. The Empress represents your thoughts coming out of a dark cave and into the open. The Empress is more concrete and visible than the other Major cards we have met so far.
The Empress General Tarot Meaning
The Empress also appears as a way to reassure you. The risks you take and the work you put in will pay off in the end. Finances are set to improve. You’ll have plenty of harvest and abundance in the future, so this should not be something to worry about.
There will be times when The Empress appears as a negative or something working against you in a Tarot spread position. I have found that usually, this means that female family members will interfere in your plans if you think there’s an individual interfering in your relationship.
Alternatively, The Empress can mean that any issues you have are down to your own emotions. You should try to have fun and relax a little – the future looks positive.
The Empress Love Tarot Meaning
The Empress is obviously a positive omen for love, as it is a pregnancy card and also one of my top love Tarot cards. If you wish to take your relationship to the next level, The Empress will be a welcome feature on your Tarot reading table.
If pregnancy is not a possibility, I feel that The Empress is a good indication that you will be with your partner for the foreseeable future (The Empress can often represent the change of seasons). Are you not already in a relationship with the person you’re reading about? Don’t worry; you will connect soon. You won’t be single for long!
(If you would like more love and relationship Tarot meanings for The Empress, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.)
The Empress Feelings Tarot Meaning
If you’ve asked about what someone’s feelings are toward you, this card means they have nothing but loving and nurturing intentions. They want to take care of you and make you feel good about yourself.
Because The Empress holds the meaning of ‘nurture and mothering’ your lover or potential lover could view you as a future wife or mother to their child; this is obviously a reassuring sign. If your partner is not yet ready to settle down, The Empress can be more negative, but generally, it’s a good card to receive for love readings.
The Empress Career & Business Tarot Meaning
The Empress is a very desirable card to get in a business or career Tarot reading, as she predicts long-term growth. Your job/company is stable for the foreseeable future, especially if The Empress lands in an outcome position. Everything you sow will come to fruition. You will reap the rewards of your hard work.
The Empress is good if you feel like you’ve been going nowhere in your business; this is not the case. This card can symbolize the SEO finally kicking in and your name eventually getting out there. Therefore, don’t question your ability to build an amazing future for yourself and your company. Great things are growing.
Are you working for someone else and running into issues? The Empress means that you care too much about your job. You put too much into it emotionally. You take your job too seriously. You’re putting too much into your current career path and not getting enough in return. However, these points are just food for thought, as the future still looks promising.
Finally, in future or outcome positions of work readings, The Empress predicts long-term stability and growth. One day, you will be rewarded for your efforts. However, as pointed out earlier, if you feel as though you’re not being appreciated in the place you’re currently employed, you are putting too many emotions and feelings into your work.
The Empress Future Tarot Meaning
When she appears in the outcome position of a Tarot reading, The Empress means that you and your partner will be fine for the foreseeable future. You don’t have to worry too much about the relationship’s long-term prospects. Any paranoia you’re experiencing over this relationship comes from a personal need to micromanage, not from real issues.
Yes or No with The Empress
General – The Empress usually has a yes meaning, especially if you’re asking about something that has the potential for growth and development.
Do they like me? – Yes, this person is into you.
Am I pregnant? – While a Tarot reading is no substitute for medical advice, The Empress is a traditional pregnancy card.
Is this relationship going to last? – Yes, this relationship is going to last for the foreseeable future. The Empress is traditionally associated with the change of seasons, so at the very least, this relationship will last until the next season.
Does the future of this look promising? – Yes, the future of this matter is filled with love, beauty, and abundance.
Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – Do you want to know whether an ex is coming back? The Empress is a positive omen for lovers returning and reconciliations, especially if your ex-lover is currently single.
The Empress as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle
The Empress can appear as a weakness in a Tarot spread if you are too smothering and controlling. The other people in your life want you as their lover, friend, sister, etc. They do not want you to play another mother. Back off a bit and give people some space.
Also, because of your caring nature, you feel the need to micromanage everything around you. Don’t get stroppy just because all is not going your way. Accept that it’s not possible to be in the driving seat at all times.
The Empress as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage
The Empress will appear as a positive in a Tarot spread when you are well aware of your own worth. You will not settle. When you act as though you’re worth it, other people will treat you the same way.
As pointed out earlier, The Empress makes a good wife and mother. Your nurturing, caring qualities will attract other people to you like a bee toward honey.
Closing Thoughts on The Empress Tarot Card Meaning
There is no denying the fact that The Empress is a Tarot cards which predicts pregnancy. However, keep in mind that she often symbolises a caring, nurturing attitude. Pull The Empress Tarot card, and your future is filled with love, abundance and beauty.
Has the card meaning of ‘pregnancy’ applied to your Tarot readings? Do you struggle to interpret The Empress as anything other than a pregnancy card? Feel free to share with me in the comments below.
(Please note that I do not interpret other people’s readings for them)
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