The Empress (L'Imperatrice)
The Daughter of the Mighty Ones
Card Number: 3
Key Number: 14
Hebrew Letter: Daleth
Numerical Value: 9
Story - I find The Empress sitting upon her throne with a crown of stars upon her head. The dress she is wearing is dotted with a pattern of pomegranates and is reminiscent of a maternity dress. Her throne is surrounded by fertility and growth. She says to me that the crops surrounding her are far from ready to reap the reward of the harvest and they seeds that were planted need constant care, nurturing and great love.
Upright - The promotion of well-being and security. Creativeness in financial affairs, love and parenthood. Maternal care, domestic stability, abundance and material wealth. Fertility, security, achievement of goals and growth. Depending on surrounding cards - sometimes marriage and pregnancy.
Ill Dignified or Reversed - Possible domestic problems, financial difficulties, lack of affection and achievement. Creative blocks and possible problems with a relationship. Infertility, sterility or promiscuity and/or unwanted pregnancy. Poverty.
The Celtic Cross Spread
Twelve Card Spread