Writing Prompt #143 “The Empress”

The Empress

For a more thorough description of the card’s meaning click here. Pay careful attention to the imagery in the cards as it can offer you further avenues for exploration. As you know there are many tarot packs available and thus many different renderings of The Empress card that you are welcome to use instead.

Some themes to consider

Fertility/Pregnancy/childbirth

Femininity

Sensuality

Mother Earth/The role of mother as a nurturer

Feel free to share your own personal experience the story of your children’s births, how life has changed for you on becoming a parent, your experience of pregnancy (from either perspective the expectant mother or father). You can talk about you’re own mother or a mother-like figure in your life (past or present). You can also write about a time in your life where you served as a caregiver and what that experience meant to you. If a long-term caregiver consider talking about stolen moments and the little indulgences that help(ed) keep you sane.

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  1. An interesting tarot card — I love the one you used here — and your suggestions for interpretation are broad, like a tarot reading can be. Or narrowed, with specific insights the tarot reader might have/get.
    I haven’t been “playing along,” but I’ve found the cards, and folks’ responses fascinating.
    It’s been years, and years, and years since I had anything to do with tarot cards. These prompts have brought back some strange and intriguing memories.

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    • Why not share some of those memories? I had a tarot deck in high school and I remember I was so excited to get it, the cards were stunningly beautiful but I kept seeing this image of black smoke coming up from them in my mind, it became quite overpowering after a while so I gave them away (after informing the person of my experience of course).

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