03-The Empress – Upright Thoth Deck

Your Chosen Card – The Empress Upright Thoth Deck

When upright, the Empress symbolizes fertility, pregnancy, motherhood, sensuality and creative imagination. This card may herald an impending marriage, the desire to have children, or the birth of a child. You are entering a period of productivity and abundance, often in the form of offspring of either the body or the mind. You are capable of great productivity as you assist the passage of your creative ideas through their birth canal. Support and nurturing are available. It is important to exercise proper care of the body at this time.

Keywords Upright: Fertility, pregnancy, marriage, motherhood, the desire to have children, material abundance, luxury, sensuality, attraction, physical comfort, gestation, the womb, childbirth, the birth canal, nurturing, growth, feminine power, love of nature, enjoyment of sex, a fertile imagination, productivity, bearing fruit, protecting the environment, enjoyment of the outdoors.

Key III: The Empress
Myths/Archetypes: Demeter. Mother Nature. The Earth Goddess. The Great Mother. The Caregiver. Gaia. Mary Magdalene. Queen of Queens. The Garden of Eden.
Astrology: Venus, goddess of love and beauty. (Venus rules Taurus and Libra)
Numerology: 3 (Em-press) ~ 1 + 2 (Hanged Man) ~ 2 + 1 (The World)

Hebrew letter: Daleth (a tent door, a pathway; a Hebrew word meaning to move, hang, dangle, draw water; also an entrance, doorway, or a back-and-forth movement). Daleth symbolizes the birth canal, that is, the doorway through which the fetus emerges as a separate entity in need of maternal care and protection.

When The Empress is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If The Empress is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is The Empress is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for The Empress using cards from the Thoth Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books

Complete Book of Tarot
Book Details
Complete Book of Tarot: Venus is the goddess of love, pleasure, and beauty. She is assigned to the Empress, trump IV. Venus is a planet of amorousness, love, affection, reconciliation, peace, and harmony.

Tarot Books

World of Psychics: You don’t have to be given your first Tarot deck – that’s another myth. You can go out and buy it if you like. I use the Thoth deck – you can use whichever one you want!

Complete Book of Tarot: Although the tarot originated as a deck of playing cards, it is commonly used today for divination, which we might define as ‘brainstorming with the help of the gods.’ Some people may be put off by the idea of divination, so it is worthwhile to explore the meaning of this term. In Latin, divinus is a word referring to the gods. In ancient times, people believed that certain information, such as knowledge of the future, belonged exclusively to divine beings. Mortals, for their part, developed various methods to petition the gods to share their divine knowledge with humankind, and such methods were called divination.

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Complete Book of Tarot: Most likely the Arabs who came to Spain during the second half of the fourteenth century carried the Mamluk deck with them so they could continue to play the Egyptian game of na’ibs or ‘deputies.’ The Arabic na’ib means someone who is second in command. The Spanish called the playing cards naipes after the game, and the word naipe eventually became an official part of the Spanish language.