The Empress combines the Focus of the Magician and the Memory of the High Priestess.
Placing the Ideal Goal into an environment where it may grow and develop into an actuality.
The Hebrew letter attributed Her is Daleth: “the Door”.
Venus is Her symbol: the direct merging of Spirit (the circle)
and Matter (the Cross):
Classically we see the Empress seated in a field of wheat,
she herself is pregnant.
The Empress is often referred to as “Mother Earth”
the concepts that form around Her do not manifest
without touching the physical plane:
grounding (planting) them and nurturing them into fruition.
These images all focus on the necessary steps to making things happen:
focusing on one’s goals,
recalling the information needed to make things happen
and the necessary vision and commitment to move forward.
The Empress’ Door can swing both ways,
we are reminded that what we say and what we do matters;
it influences our lives and creations.
The Empress Amulet presents these things:
two hands lovingly hold a crystal ball;
within the ball is the image of Dalth:
the doorway of manifestation.
One must imagine and care for a thing before making it happen.
Below is a bundle of ripened wheat, symbolizing the fruition of the imagined goal.
I have created an animated scene of a the Empress Amulet
set in a garden with wheat and other fruit of the land,
symbolizing the effort and care needed to produce anything worth doing.
When choosing to manifest an idea,
the Empress Amulet reminds us:
it takes visualization,
and dedication to step over the threshold
from wanting something
and the love and commitment of making it happen.
The Empress Amulet is perfect for the Artist, Team leader,
Executive, anyone whose task it is to Manifest the Vision.
It is also for the Environmentalist:
the symbol of Gaia,
all things natural to the formation of Life on the Earth
is symbolized by the Empress Amulet.
I think this would also work well as a fertility amulet for someone trying to become pregnant. I associate The Empress with the ultimately strong woman, as a higher octave of the Queen of Pentacles, so aspiring women politicians might find it useful too.
Well put, Isaac! The first eight of the Majors are all “archetypical” in nature, thus may be used as symbols, goals or heroic figures to aspire to. Particularly for those in the Supernal Triangle (the first portion of the Tree of Life) Fool, Magi and Empress form an alchemic formula from which “all things are created”: Inspiration, Focus of Will and Imagination. I recall in your book: “Rites of Worship” you discuss much of the same things without the Tarot Imagery. Harnessing these archetypes as amulets may be very potent for those who choose a “Magickal Life”.
This seems like a wonderful gift for the mom’s in our lives…
Years ago, I gave my Mother a copy of the Empress in gold. she later told me that she treasured it more than most of the gifts I had offered her because of the concept as well as the design. As a professional artist, she offered her approval. As my Mother, she gave me a hug.
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