Outer Feminine Energy: Meet The Empress

Six of Swords
9 min readJun 21, 2021

Third tarot card*, The Empress is the archetype of the woman in her solar period. Mature, beautiful, pregnant, and crowned: full in her earthly conquests. She is the Christian Madonna, the king’s wife or the hero’s mother, the primordial goddess of all matriarchal rites.

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The Empress tarot card — Visconti Sforza Tarot (1454)
Photo: The Empress — Visconti Sforza Tarot — personal archive

Leaving aside the different figures that portray this arcane, two analyzes are essential to understand the meaning of the archetype: numerical and astrological. We’ll explore each of them in the next topics.

Astrology and The Empress’s card: Venus x Moon

In the previous article, we talked about the arcane of the High Priestess, associated with the Moon. A nocturnal and cyclical Astro, the Moon refers to the idea of ​​the occult, intuition, death, and rebirth.

The Moon, like its corresponding tarot card, is a symbol of the feminine inner world, that which remains hidden.

Venus statue
Photo by Cait Stott on Unsplash

The Empress, however, is related to Venus, a star (and a mythological goddess) with…



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