The Empress: general, standing and reversed meaning

The Empress, general description

The Empress is the 4th card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.

This card represents nature’s inexhaustible power that provides the eternal cycle of life. She symbolizes vivacity, fertility, improvement and the birth of new life. She is the unfailing source of every life that shows our creativity, aptitude and the ability to learn and transform new impulses.

From the aspect of physical reality it means growth and fertility. Spiritually it shows artistic creativity, mentally it symbolizes the growth of recognition. The constant birth of new things doesn’t only show the continuous change of our life but also the fact that we need to accept the labor.

The Empress, standing

The essence of femininity and motherhood.  Creativity, productivity and the base of civilization. Novel and practical acts that help to promote the improvement of welfare, comfort and luxury. Prosperity and motherhood.

The Empress, reversed

Stifling feminine influence. Unhappiness, selfishness, poverty, the split up of family and home. Unable to decide, paranoia and jealous anger. Sterility.