Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - (3) The Empress Reversed

The Empress Reversed
Introduction: When reversed, the Empress still indicates feminine power and feminine energies; these are subtle, mysterious, fertile, and sexual. When she appears in reverse in your reading, it can indicate that you are placing too much emphasis on your masculine energies, and have a need to give attention to your feminine side. We all have both masculine and feminine energies inside.

General: You may have the mistaken idea at your deepest levels that you are not very attractive. If you are feeling this way, give the matter some thought and recheck. You have things to offer on every level – give yourself some credit. The Empress reversed suggests that you need to get more in touch with the love and happiness that flows within you. Meditate.

Work: When this card comes up in reverse in relation to a work question, it says that your work is well appreciated and well-received, but that you may not be aware of this. Realize that others in your work environment trust you and trust your work. Return the favor where it is warranted.

Love: When the Empress appears in a love-related reading, you could suddenly find yourself being pursued by several prospective lovers. If you are in a committed relationship, this card reminds you even when reversed to pay particular attention to your intuition about the relationship. Again, the message of the Empress is to trust your instincts and your intuition, and follow your heart. If you do not you will one day regret it.


Finances: There are times in life where you really don’t have to understand the mechanics of how some things work, you merely have to have the proper spiritual understanding about them. This is one of those times. When this card appears in reverse in the context of a reading about finances, pay attention to your prosperity consciousness. Trust the universe to meet your needs. Know that this is an abundant universe. Then do your part; that’s all you have to do. “Crunching the numbers” is only going to give you part of the picture now.

Health: When it comes to your health, the reversed Empress often indicates that your subconscious has messages for you which you aren't hearing yet. Get quiet and listen. Sometimes health-oriented information can come to you in what seems to be really bizarre ways, for instance, a neighbor may for some reason start speaking to you about someone who was “allergic to ketchup, yet really liked it…” Look for clues both inside and outside yourself for ways in which you can do a better job of supporting your health.

Spirituality: When the Empress appears in reversal regarding questions of spirituality, this indicates that women have a lot to offer you now. Pay particular attention to what the women in your life have to say and their thoughts on spirituality; seek out female authors if you’re looking for inspiration. Feminine energy will benefit you now, regardless of your own gender.


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