Ruled By Venus
Empress is the third numbered card in the Major Arcana.
The number three is indicative of synthesis and harmony,
childbirth and maternal productivity. The Empress is shown
as an earth mother, fertile and caring, surrounded by
comfort and abundance. Her crown is surmounted by twelve
stars representing the signs of the zodiac. She had been
called the star-crowned empress, herself the morning star.
This is a direct identification with the goddess 'Venus'
the morning star, who apart from her more usual realm o
love, is also a deity associated with fruitfulness and
Meaning: This card to abundance, material and domestic
comfort, security and protection. It is obviously a
maternal card so may indicate childbirth, motherhood,
nurturing, reassurance and a firm foundation for progress.
The card is associated with springtime.
Reserved Meaning: being over-protective and tyrannical,
emotional blackmail and perhaps poverty. Possibly problems