Key Message: Stand tall. Raise your chin and avert your eyes from the ground. The Empress is loving and kind but above all she is confident and wise. Adopt her royal stature to open doors in the future.

The Empress brings blessings, care and abundance to those she encounters. She is feminine, loving, confident and astute. To be blessed with love, harmony and luxury is to be touched by The Empress. When you draw this card it is a sign that comfort is within your reach.

Stand Tall

The Empress’ proud stature reminds us to build on our strengths, talents and self-confidence. Nurture your creative expression and commit to a period of growth where dreams can come into fruition with constant action and positive thoughts.

If you’d like to feel more confident but don’t know where to start, try lifting your stature now as the Empress does. Straighten your back, raise your chin and avert your eyes from the ground. Stand tall. You’ll be amazed at how much a shift in your posture and gaze can change your outlook on life. Confidence can flow from your attitude, your actions and your conscious attention to posture.

Here’s a challenge, walk down the street staring only at the ground and let your thoughts run free. Now walk the same street paying attention to your posture and look up and out to the horizon – where do your thoughts go now. Interestingly, negative thoughts and ruminations have a harder time being heard when we look ahead. Hope gets in the way. Trust that with the right actions, posture and self-care, you can ooze confidence and have a rich and full life.


Life is full of pleasures and luxuries, many we take for granted every day. Look around you. Indulge the senses. Reach for nature, revel in the sun’s rays, enjoy the hot steam of a shower, savour the scent of star jasmine or vanilla, light candles, wear your best clothes. Don’t wait for special occasions – make every day count.

Comfort and Care

The Empress is an archetypal Mother Earth figure. She begs you to look to nature for comfort and inspiration. We are blessed with the natural resources and the intelligence necessary to take those resources and turn them into new products and creations that serve humankind. Look for projects and hobbies that can engage and fulfil you while also serving others.

For those seeking a family, the Empress arrives as a positive sign that you have the kindness and fortitude needed to raise children. For those with family, the Empress shows us how to guide children and help them to become the harmonious, knowledgeable and caring people we need for a bright future.

Character traits: kind, confident, nurturing, feminine, creative, empathetic, proud, capable, harmonious, loving, fulfilled, indulgent, generous.


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