An elegant neoclassical tarot deck of the Lombardy pattern.
Ferdinando Gumppemberg. Milan, Italy, 1810.
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.
Action, Plan, Undertaking Movement in a matter, Initiative
Inaction, Frittering away of power, Want of Concentration Vacillation.