Thursday, June 26, 2008

Empress: Why we Stand by It Why we LIVE by IT

Shaleia & I do not follow the tarot card thing but people always ask us why we use and revere the word Empress. Well its for many reasons, and you will find out more and more as we post and share our stories but the Empress tarot card is mother figure of the tarot card deck. To us Empress means all things and everything, its what we are as women rulers of this earth. We command love, power & respect in all things we do. We give life and meaning to all things we encounter. Empress is not a mere label, its a way of life, its how you carry yourself, ruler of an empire. The Empress tarot card is just one example of the power of what Empress means to us.



Introduction to the Empress Tarot Card Meanings:The mother figure of the Tarot deck, the Empress Tarot card meanings are all about love, abundance, nurturing, and pleasure. When we observe the card we see elements of nature - all exploding on the card - the Empress brings about the flood of growth and is the epitome of abundance. She reminds us that there is always enough for everyone to enjoy. There is no shortage.





Shield: The Empress abides by one motto: "From love I do come, from love I do go" and her shield is a testament to this creed. The Empress knows (as we all should) that when we enter all situations with the shield of love, we are always protected. When we envelope ourselves with a force-field of love, there is no need for fear. The shield is a paradox - we think of protection - yet the emblem of love (Venus, a heart) is pictured on the shield. The paradox is that where there is love there is instant protection, yet to love also requires our vulnerability.






Waterfall: Water is a universal sign of motion, emotion, abundance, and also gives the reader a concept of abundance as it is usually depicted on the card in the form of a waterfall. This symbol expresses the ability of the Empress to open up her intuitive resources and allow abundance to flow through her freely. Consider the exhilarating rush of a waterfall - expansive and powerful - even a little frightening as it crashes against the rocks. The waterfall is a reminder that with tranquility also comes extreme force - we must be mindful of our capacity to love and create - as well as our ability to hate and destroy.




Wheat: Wheat is a universal sign for nourishment. With it comes the association of harvest. This symbol is a profound expression of the Empress in her nurturing glory. She assures that all the elements are in place so that growth occurs, and bounty is harvested. She also reminds us that the seeds we sow are in direct relation to the harvest we shall reap. The wheat is also a symbol of a process - a time to sow, a time to grow and a time to pick the fruits of our labor. The Empress is keenly aware of time and the part it plays in manifesting our desires. Let the wheat be a symbol to us that our desires are not usually on "microwave time" (press a button & it's done). In short, it takes time to see the process of our desire unfold into our reality.

8 comments:

Ms. Jones said...

Love the meaning of the word "empress".This is my fav, "We command love, power & respect in all things we do. We give life and meaning to all things we encounter"...welcome to my blogroll!

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

i was told i was a magus

Dorianne said...

Love this post...and LOVE being an empress...this is my fav "Empress brings about the flood of growth and is the epitome of abundance. She reminds us that there is always enough for everyone to enjoy. There is no shortage." I truly strive to live by this thinking...

-Empress DAG

Jweezy said...

Thx ms. jones

@ torrance, I will be dropping by your blog to check it out...by the way what is a magus?

Jweezy said...

Empress Dag, thx for stopping through...we should all try to strive to live like that

Yani said...

I like this post...this is soo tru...Thanks for the insight.

K@LiENTe said...

damn, y'all done went n got deep on Kali..lol loves it!!!

Sha Sha said...

The tarot card speaks the truth.