Tarot Card of the Day
Wednesday, Feb 13th, 2013
Traditionally entitled "Empress," this major arcana or "trump" card portrays the energy of the Great Mother. She is Nature, around us but also within us, the ever-unfolding Source of life-giving power. She is often pictured as a pre-Christian Goddess, as the one whom the High Priestess is channeling down to earth for the rest of us.
In medieval Europe, the Empress card was painted to represent whatever Queen currently ruled the land, probably to satisfy the Inquisitors. But the scholars of the Renaissance and beyond had no doubt of her true identity, although she could not be fully revealed on Tarot cards as the "woman clothed with the sun" until after the French Revolution.
This supreme archetype of femininity also symbolizes fertility. It is She who provides us nourishment and security. She is also sometimes seen as delighting us with flowers and fruit. A potentially terrifying aspect of this archetype manifests itself whenever karmic mood swings wipe out our plans, like a storm that has come upon us. Whatever happens, the Empress is the Source of our Embodiment and of Natural Law. She might even be called "the Great Recycler."
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Moon in Pisces
Dec 7, 2013 to Dec 10, 2013
Sun in Sagittarius
Nov 21, 2013 to Dec 21, 2013
Mercury in Sagittarius
Dec 4, 2013 to Dec 24, 2013
Venus in Capricorn
Nov 4, 2013 to Mar 5, 2014
Mars in Libra
Dec 7, 2013 to Jul 25, 2014
Jupiter in Cancer
Jun 25, 2013 to Jul 16, 2014
Saturn in Scorpio
Oct 5, 2012 to Dec 23, 2014
Uranus in Aries
Mar 11, 2011 to May 15, 2018
Neptune in Pisces
Feb 3, 2012 to Mar 30, 2025
Pluto in Capricorn
Nov 26, 2008 to Mar 23, 2023
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