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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




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.

About mindlovemisery

Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded.

11 comments on “Writing Prompt #143 “The Empress”

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  2. taleweavering
    January 18, 2016

    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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    • mindlovemisery
      January 19, 2016

      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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  7. writersdream9
    January 25, 2016

    I am truly enjoying the Tarot series. Thanks, Yves!

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  9. julespaige
    January 26, 2016

    I went from a different angle and used three MLMM prompts for:
    Supplicating Supplicant

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