The Empress Tarot Card Meanings – The Lady – Major Arcana

3 The Empress Tarot Card Meanings – The Lady – Upright


The Empress tarot card meanings upright and reversed

The Empress tarot card is all about motherhood and abundance. She has plenty to give and share. She also has the gift of nurturing and caring.

This is a tarot card of fertility in any way and can represent a pregnancy. The Empress can be seen as an earth mother and represents growth and material abundance.

It is a very earth oriented card and can be about physical attraction or sex but in a way to create something beautiful, not just for the sex. It is not a card for passionate sex like the suit of wands can indicate.

The Empress tarot card can represent a person, project or a situation depending on the cards around with (some) qualities of the Empress.

The number 3 is connected to the empress card and is about growth and abundance. The number 3 also symbolize groups of people and your position in a group of people. Read more about tarot & numerology.

  • fertility
  • loving and caring
  • nurturing
  • femininity
  • pregnancy
  • nature, growing, growth
  • beauty
  • a fertile love relationship

3 The Empress Tarot Card Meanings – The Lady – Reversed


This tarot card can indicate that the energy of the Empress card is blocked and that you have to put more love and care in a project.

When reversed it can be that the energies and qualities of the Empress tarot card aren’t well-developed and that you can be too smothering in a situation. It can also indicate co-dependency.

The Empress reversed can symbolize suppressed femininity. This can be an expression of behaviour of a person or situation (depending on the cards around). An example of suppressing femininity can be a situation where it is not appropriate to express your feelings.

  • infertility
  • being co-dependent (of a mother figure) can be transformed in becoming interdependent
  • having difficulties with expressing love and affection
  • be empathic and think of other people as well
  • smothering
  • lack of growth, under-development
  • caring for others and not enough for yourself
  • unplanned pregnancy


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All Major Arcana Tarot Cards

0 – The Fool 1 – The Magician 2 – The High Priestess 3 – The Empress 4 – The Emperor 5 – The Hierophant 6 – The Lovers 7 – The Chariot 8 – Strength 9 – The Hermit 10 – The Wheel of Fortune 11 – Justice 12 – The Hanged Man 13 – Death 14 – Temperance 15 – The Devil 16 – The Tower 17 – The Star 18 – The Moon 19 – The Sun 20 – Judgment 21 – The World

All Minor Arcana Tarot Cards

Suit of Wands:

Ace of Wands 2 of Wands 3 of Wands  4 of Wands 5 of Wands 6 of Wands  7 of Wands  8 of wands 9 of Wands 10 of Wands Page of Wands Queen of Wands Knight of Wands King of Wands

Suit of Cups:

Ace of Cups 2 of Cups 3 of Cups 4 of Cups 5 of Cups 6 of Cups 7 of Cups 8 of Cups 9 of Cups 10 of Cups Page of Cups Knight of Cups Queen of Cups King of Cups

Suit of Pentacles:

Ace of Pentacles 2 of Pentacles 3 of Pentacles 4 of Pentacles 5 of Pentacles 6 of Pentacles 7 of Pentacles 8 of Pentacles 9 of Pentacles 10 of Pentacles Page of Pentacles Knight of Pentacles Queen of Pentacles King of Pentacles

Suit of Swords:

Ace of Swords 2 of Swords 3 of Swords 4 of Swords 5 of Swords 6 of Swords 7 of Swords 8 of Swords 9 of Swords 10 of Swords Page of Swords Knight of Swords Queen of Swords King of Swords

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