It was Monday, my day off, and the hours moved by quickly and smooth. A mechanic stopped by first thing in the morning to take another look at the oil pump in the cellar. It was last Wednesday when I noticed the pump running for approximately three hours straight, and decided to call for service. Again, and it’s been only a few weeks since there was a problem and it was serviced. I suspected the worst but then the pump ran fine for the entire week. At least as far as I know. It could have ran three hours while I was out of the house, so who knows.
I did laundry, cooked and cleaned a bit, and believe it or not I feel tired from doing very little. I know it’s still the restless nights with interrupted sleep that is to blame for it, but I can feel a change and I am getting better.
I stumbled across my tarot deck this evening and thought it was perfect timing to draw a card. What was to be next in line for this journey, I wonder. I think I already knew, and that is when it’s even more amazing to draw a card and have it confirm what’s already there.
I held the cards against my chest and said my little invocation, getting ready to shuffle them as I noticed one card upside. Only one against the rest of the deck. How could that have happened? I took it as a sign that this was the one that was presenting itself to me. I pulled the card without shuffling the deck and low and behold it was “The Empress” that I pulled. Probably not a better fitting card for me at this time, and it simply blew me away. Have I mentioned that I love tarot and to this day never drew a wrong card?
Well anyways, this is what my steampunk card from Barbara Moore’s deck had to say.
As a major arcana card, The Empress represents significant influences in our lives. These are the milestones, the life lessons and the human experience. Major arcana Cards are also linked to deeply spiritual messages, representing powerful forces, events and developments over which we have little control. Wow….right.
The Empress herself comes with a motto that says “Were you looking for a mother figure?” It’s core meaning stands for abundance and creation. GO WHERE IT’S WILD!!!
Intentions: I am here to help you see the universe’s highest wishes for you. Think of me as a mother who is here to push you towards your potential.
Mantra: I am the creator of my life. I wake each day with gratitude for the possibilities that I can bring forth.
The Empress is often likened to Mother Nature, and to cycles of life and death, of creation and destruction, of flower and seed, of the moon and season. She is pure feminine power, all circles, curves, extremes, and sensuality. Her hands indicate the root of her power and a deep connection with the very being of the universe.
The appearance of The Empress promises abundance in your life. She heralds a time for creativity and you are encouraged to tap into this energy and use it to positive advantage in your life. However, the process isn’t always pretty. Whatever it might be comes from the heart of your creative being; as it fights its way into this world, expect a little bit of a mess. The Empress is often associated with motherhood and could indicate your own mother.
The Empress is a wild woman. She comes after the High Priestess to reflect all the success and abundance that’s becoming available as a result of staying true to yourself and your path. The Empress represents fertility. Think of her as being pregnant with potential. Maybe you want to write a book 😳 (how did she know) or simply declare who you truly are and begin to build your life from there. That’s were the Wild comes in as she wants you to answer your calling, to go on that road trip to express your true self. It is time to take action if she’s to build the life she wants. Her power is in her ability to manifest her dreams. She wills things into being and reminds you that the only thing that can hold you back, is yourself.
“Don’t be afraid. Go where it’s wild. There, you’ll be free.”
The Empress is pushing you towards your full potential, and her appearance indicates that you can begin to live your life on your own terms. You’re in alignment with the universe’s highest wishes for you; your wishes and dreams are not just ideas, but intuitive guidance nudging you in the right direction.