The Empress Tarot Card Meaning and Art Marseilles Pattern Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Marseilles Pattern Tarot Deck
A typical French tarot pattern.
France, 18th Century
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
Action, Plan, Undertaking Movement in a matter, Initiative
Inaction, Frittering away of power, Want of Concentration Vacillation.
Papus's Divinatory Meanings