The Empress Tarot Card Meanings

Generally, an empress is a woman who is the supreme ruler of great power and rank.

the empress tarot card


The Empress is the 3rd Major Arcana card among all the 22 Major Arcana cards. On this card, a mature woman is seen sitting on a luxuriously cushioned throne of red and orange colour, meaning love, desires, passion, happiness, and creativity. The woman has blonde hair with an aura of positivity on her face. On her head, she wears a crown with twelve stars, specifying her divine connection with the mystical powers. She wears a velvet pomegranate printed robe which symbolizes fertility, happiness, growth, and luxurious. There is a cushion below her throne in the form of a heart that has the symbol of Venus (planet of love), specifying fertility, family, beauty, love, and happiness. In the background, the green-coloured trees are fully grown under the bright sun, the river is flowing on the right side, and the wheat springs from the soil specifies the connection of the Empress with Mother Earth.


  • Fertility
  • Abundance
  • Growth
  • Luxurious
  • Mystical powers
  • Spirituality
  • Nature
  • Beauty

General Meaning

The Empress card signifies the real abundance. You are enjoying the growth and luxurious of your life. With the blessings of the divine powers of God, you have successfully achieved everything in your life for whatever you have dreamed of. It also specifies a strong connection with the feminine powers. With your calmness, emotions, positive outlook, and good deeds, you will achieve everything in your life. You have entered the period of your spiritual growth. This card also signifies the strong chances of the pregnancy.

Upright Position

the empress-upright position

If The Empress card appears in the upright position in your spread, it signifies abundance and blessings. This card suggests to have a look for the various opportunities in your life, connect with your inner-self, and focus on your spiritual growth. It also signifies the birth of ideas regarding the various business ventures, family planning, further studies, or expanding your family business. This is a very positive card, which asks you to implements your plans in reality. This is one of the strongest cards among all the other Major Arcana cards that signify the birth of the child in the family.

Reversed Position

the empress-reversed position

The Empress in the reversed position in your spread signifies that to fulfil the needs of others, you have completely ignored your happiness. You have indulged yourself in the happiness of others and not paying any attention to your growth, happiness, health, and career. The reversed card suggests that it’s the high time that you start focusing on your things, rather than thinking about others. It also suggests that you are becoming an over-protective, dominating, and controlling mother. You need to understand the concept of personal space to have a blissful family life.

This card also advises you to take proper care of your health. Follow a healthy lifestyle and go for regular medical checkups. If you are planning to get pregnant, this card may signify the various complications during childbirth.

The Empress in Past Spread

You have all the capabilities to be successful in your life. Whatever the past decisions you have taken, will bring the positivity in the present and future. The only thing which is required is your continuous efforts and determination. It also signifies the birth of a child in the past.

The Empress in Present Spread

You are getting several opportunities in your life. Start focusing on your strengths and weakness to take advantage of the various proposals of life. Spend quality time with yourself to find out your inner-strength and capabilities. Whatever the decisions you will take regarding any new beginnings, will turn to be fruitful.

The Empress in Future Spread

Your good deeds will help you to enjoy the various luxurious of life, which God will be going to provide you in terms of the blessings. Your calmness and infinite potential will help you to make the right decisions at the right time. It also signifies that soon, you will be blessed with a child.

The Empress in Love Spread

If you are single, this card in your love spread signifies the beginning of the new love life or a very nice marriage proposal is on the way. This proposal will be going to bless you with all the luxurious life, providing you with both name and fame. Soon you will be going to have a blissful married life and your partner will be very affectionate towards you.

If you are committed, this card is a very positive card that shows a passionate and loving relationship. The couple is enjoying spending time with each other and may denote their decision of taking their relationship to the next level, by either getting engaged or married, The couple has a very passionate sex life. This card is a strong symbol of pregnancy so if you ain’t ready for the child, it suggests you to take timely precautions to avoid any unwanted pregnancy.

The Empress in Career Spread

This card in your career spread suggests that you are full of creative ideas, and may think of switching your career and may opt for some creative work. This card in your spread suggests that before taking any decision in a hurry, always look for the positive and negative outcome. Calmness, patience, logical thinking, analytical skills, and inner-strength will help you to choose a successful career for yourself.

The Empress In Finance Spread

This card suggests a great inflow of cash. So, if you are thinking of investing your money in any proposal, this card will sure you with the success. You have a luxurious life and money in abundance, but that doesn’t mean that you start spending the money on unnecessary things. Instead, focus on your good deeds, as to how you can help others. This also signifies marriage in a rich family.

The Empress in Health Spread

This card is a great omen if you are planning to get pregnant. If not, then this card suggests you take timely precautions. It also suggests taking proper care of your health, adopting a healthy lifestyle, and maintain the balance of emotions in your life. Getting over emotional, over-thinking, and stressed will lead to major health complications.

The Empress in Family Spread

This card suggests maintaining a proper blissful relationship with every member of the family. Spend time with your children, understand their needs, and choices from their perception, instead of imposing any decision on them. Your priority should be your family, and for this, you need to spend maximum time with them. Getting over-protected, dominating, and controlling with only lead to disturbances in the family. You may go on a short trip with your family for recreational purposes. This card also signifies the birth of a child in your family.

The Empress in Yes or No Spread

The Empress card is a very positive card that signifies the abundance and blessings, so the answer to the question will be ‘Yes’.

Other Facts

  • Element: Earth
  • Astrology/Zodiac Sign: Venus

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