Nov 29 2014
It may be time to start treating yourself as a Queen and putting your own needs and wants first rather than doing what everyone else wants you to do and scrutinising over every decision and move you make.
If you were looking for a promotion at work you will need to be equally on the alert that you are not seen as someone who is not able to stand their ground and do what is needed.
Because while others see you as no threat they will pass by you and possibly go over you when it comes to a promotion at work which leaves you back at square one.
On the other hand if you are taking care of or nurturing someone else this is an excellent month for you as you seem to know just what to do or say at the right moment.
Relationships may be coming under scrutiny for you and your own place within the relationship being put under the microscope so to speak.
Don’t be afraid to make the changes you see needed change and don’t be held back by over analysing everything around you.
Everyone has the right to do what is best for them and from the image on this card there doesn’t look like there is any chance you would hurt someone in the purpose.
Nov 06 2014
Today’s Full Moon is in Taurus, a feminine earth sign that ties in beautifully with the blessings bestowed upon us by the Empress card.
This card is all about getting in touch with your “feminine” side. This isn’t related to gender — it’s more about the qualities that are traditionally associated with anima-type energies.
They’re more sensitive, intuitive, reflective and passive. They’re introspective and creative as opposed to extroverted and dynamic. But they are just as powerful and can enrich your life in ways you never dreamed possible.
There is a rich inner world that each of us — male or female — possess, yet few of us take the time to fully explore. It’s a lush, fertile garden where primitive instincts and natural desires reside.
The woman in this card is at one with nature. She’s at home among the exotic animals, fruits and foliage that surround her. She’s nurturing yet commanding and exotic yet organic.
The sunlight behind her casts its glow and surrounds her like a subtle golden aura. She wears a crown of wildflowers and has draped a string of them around a wildcat’s neck. A pheasant rises up and rests comfortably in her arms.
If you look closely you can see that her headdress and even her gown is “alive” with plant-life and forest greenery. This is the essence of the Empress card.
Oct 09 2014
There is a fair degree of self love around for you today together with the urge to take care of yourself and spoil yourself a bit.
The Empress is all given. She is the card of the mother figure, nurturer and caretaker.
If you find yourself worn out from taking care of others and giving too much of yourself then today is about self love and pampering. Let everyone come to you for a change and if they want something gently yet firmly put yourself first and let them know this
The bright hues of pink also show love around for you and the bird curled up at your feet could be the making of a beautiful swan about to emerge.
Right now it is sleeping just as you may be to the changes you can put into effect that give you more control and power over what you do with your life.
Soon it will awake and when it does just think what a lovely sight it will be greeted with.
The Empress is also a card of fertility and as can be seen here new growths of plants spurt forth towards the heavens behind you suggesting that new thought patterns will get you to where you wish to be in your life.
The sun is shining and a waterfall feeds into your emotions giving you plenty to think about and at the same time doesn’t cause too many upsets.
Aug 01 2014
It’s time to take things easy, sit back and not react to what is going on around you? Why should you when you are feeling so emotionally relaxed.
Venus, Saturn and Chiron are forming a grand trine today in water signs which should be giving you a sense of peace and also the capacity to clear up any emotional problems you have been experiencing or trying to get to the bottom of.
With the planet of love (Venus), wisdom (Saturn) and Chiron the healer all lined up in perfect unison not much can go wrong for you and it is a great chance to become clear in your own mind where you want to go next.
It is as if you are sitting back and enjoying the easy way this day is panning out for you. You may have things to do but there is no urgency in accomplishing them especially if they are related to emotions or relationships.
In fact, any relationships around you just now will be feeling the beneficial effects of the grand trine so don’t go rocking any boats by trying to cause an argument or open something up for discussion if you know for a fact it will lead to choppy waters and not a calm sea.
You are striving for calmness today so you are ready to face “come what may” on another day. This is the time to rearrange your thoughts and emotions so they are in tune with you and what you want from a situation.
Jul 12 2014
We received the following question from a reader who has questions about her marriage:
My name is Sage (not real name) and I am married and I am constantly struggling to know if I made the right choice in marrying him. I often feel there is more for me or a better match. And while my husband is great, loving devoted and financially supportive I am not sure I can stay for the rest of my life with him and have kids with him…
I am not sure what information you need but I want to know if I am deep down destined to be with someone else or if I have found the person I am meant to be with and I should just live my life with them. Please help me I am a bit of an emotional mess.
May 28 2014
With Venus moving in to Taurus today what better card to depict this than Elizabeth Josephine Gill’s Empress card, from the beautiful Gill Tarot collection.
You can almost see and feel the earth moving around the Empress as she sits soaking up the energy all around her. By giving to yourself and replenishing your own reserves of self love and acceptance you are better equipped to give to others.
Today is a day to get in touch with your true self and your own wants and needs. Usually the Empress card is about nourishing and taking care of others but as the image on this card implies you also need to give yourself that same exact, loving care.
You can do this by going deep within yourself and “listening” to what your “soul” is saying and allowing yourself to be nourished by stepping aside from your daily routine and being kind to yourself.
Pampering yourself should be high on your list of priorities today also as Venus in Taurus is about the finer things in life and immersing yourself in their enjoyment … savouring life through all five senses.
Mar 08 2014
Look around you today at the people who depend on you and look up to your for guidance and encouragement.
The Empress card represents the aspects of ourselves that evoke the principles of feminine strength and power. As the counterpart to the Emperor card, this archetype is all about the yin or feminine aspects of parental authority and protection, regardless of gender.
Where the Emperor focuses on wisdom, stability and responsibility, the Empress relates more to nurturing, comfort, support and emotional security. It is the “Earth Mother” archetype personified.
In this rendition of the card, we see a regal woman dressed in colorful royal garb. She wears an ornate helmet headress, dripping with jewels and feathers. There’s a giant cat tapestry behind her and a purring jaguar at her feet.
She may be sensitive but she’s no push-over. In this rendition of the card she casts an imposing figure. She stands perfectly still but holds her staff at the ready, just in case she has to mete out discipline.
This woman could be your mother, your boss, an older female relative or friend. Or she could be some aspect of yourself — particularly if you find yourself in the role of parent, mentor, or supervisor.