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The Empress Art and Meaning Tarot Genoves Tarot Deck Deck

Designation

The Empress

About the Deck

Tarot Genoves Tarot Deck

A reproduction of an authentic Genovean Tarot exhibited at the Fournier Playing Card Museum.

Provenance

Genova, Italy. 1887

Tags

trumps-3, the-empress

Description

A winged and crowned woman seated upon a throne, having in one hand a sceptre bearing a globe surmounted by a cross, while she rests the other upon a shield with an eagle blazoned therein on whose breast is the cross. She is the Symbol of Action, the result of the union of Science and Will.

Meaning of The Empress from the Tarot Genoves Tarot Deck

Upright

Action, Plan, Undertaking Movement in a matter, Initiative;

Reversed

Inaction, Frittering away of power, Want of Concentration Vacillation.

According to Many Schools of Thought

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

The Empress, who is sometimes represented with full face, while her correspondence, the Emperor, is in profile. As there has been some tendency to ascribe a symbolical significance to this distinction, it seems desirable to say that it carries no inner meaning. The Empress has been connected with the ideas of universal fecundity and in a general sense with activity.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Action, Plan, Undertaking Movement in a matter, Initiative

Reversed

Inaction, Frittering away of power, Want of Concentration Vacillation.

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Action. Initiative.

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