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Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Fri Apr 17 10:45:20 EDT 2015

Today’s Card
III • The Empress (Reversed)

The Empress is seated on a cushioned golden throne surrounded by nature. Her throne is embellished with patterns of five-petaled roses and wheat. The five-petaled flower creates a natural pentagram, and the flowers and sheaves of wheat link her back to the ancient mother goddesses Demeter and Isis. The Empress is pregnant in this card, indicating her fertility. She is the great Mother Goddess, and the twelve stars that form a halo around her head represent the signs of the zodiac. She holds in her hand a scepter, denoting her power over all of the natural world. The beautiful Empress wears a rich green gown, another link to the powers of life, growth, and nature. The nine pearls around the Empress’s throat symbolize the nine classic planets, and pearls are a symbol for basic organic creativity.

A heart-shaped copper shield with a stylized Venus symbol rests to the side of her throne. This card has the astrological association of the planet Venus, and copper is the metal associated with that planet. The Empress’s shield reminds us to protect and cherish the love in our lives. The lush forests, green grass, and the river that cascades down the slope are more depictions of sacred feminine symbolism. The background sky with the heavy gray clouds holds the promise of rain and life coming to the land. The wildflowers and wheat growing in the foreground of the scene correspond to the abundance of the harvest, and they represent prosperity and resources. Finally, the rabbit that sits contentedly at the Empress’s feet is another nod to the energy and awesome powers of fertility, creation, and nature.

Meanings

This is the motherhood, fertility, and power-of-nature card. When this card appears in a reading, it is a message from the Mother Goddess to respect the force and power of nature and the body’s ability to reproduce. If the Empress card appears in a reading along with the Ace of Wands or the Ace of Cups, then it symbolizes pregnancy or that conception may be likely at this time. This card can also indicate an opportunity to bring new, creative ideas into the world. Protect and cherish the loving relationships in your life. Focus on your family and your home, and enjoy the energy and excitement your children bring into your life. “Birth” your new ideas. Embrace creativity and your own sexuality, and work joyously and respectfully with the powers of nature.

Keywords: The Mother aspect of the Goddess. Bringing new ideas into existence. Feminine power, love, sexuality, motherhood. Fertility, birth, creativity. Hearth and home, protecting love in your life, full moon magick. The power of nature.

Deity Associations: Aphrodite/Venus, Demeter, Gaia, Isis, Inanna, Mother Nature, the Mother Goddess, Selene.

Astrological Association: Venus.

Reversed: Domestic problems, infertility, problems with parental or romantic relationships.

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Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Thu Apr 16 09:04:46 EDT 2015

Today’s Card
XIV • Temperance (Upright)

The Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris, faces forward and stands at the edge of the water, her golden wings outstretched. Her sheer white gown has a golden triangle on the bodice, which signifies balance and creativity. Her gown flows softly around her, and one of Iris’s feet is on land while the other dips in the water. Neither on shore nor in the water, she is in an enchanted location where she is in both worlds—an in-between place.

In Iris’s hands are two different goblets, and she calmly pours water from one goblet into another. The water flows magickally out and about before ending up in the bottom goblet. There is an alchemical transformation taking place here; she is tempering the liquid in the goblets to find the right balance, or mixture. Behind Iris, the clouds have parted in the sky and a rainbow appears, representing hope, magick, and miracles. Around her on the green banks grow iris flowers in several different colors. The enchanting iris flowers symbolize “an eloquent message,” which suits the messenger goddess they were named after.

Meanings

The Temperance card appears in a reading when it is time to be restrained, to be a little more tactful than usual, and to employ some moderation. This Major Arcana card represents the mixing of different magickal elements to create something new, like rain and sunlight make a rainbow. The Temperance card also stands for the personal alchemy of a spiritual transformation. Now is the time to work on the healing of your spiritual self.

This the perfect occasion to work on finding the correct balance, or “flow,” in your magick and your life. Watch for messages from the gods.

Keywords: Alchemy. Restoring equilibrium. Moderation, restraint, and tact. Find your balance, look for divine messages, and work on spiritual healing and transformation.

Deity Associations: Iris, Hebe.

Astrological Association: Sagittarius.

Reversed: Behaviors and actions that are out of balance. Addiction.

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