Empress Card Spread
On This Day
The Empress marks the female counterpart to the High Priestess. While the High Priestess contains knowledge, it is the Empress who uses and expresses knowledge. Their duality creates the ultimate female archetype.
Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful and wealthy women of the Middle Ages, married Henry II of England on this day in 1152. Queen Consort of France, then England, she bore ten children, three of whom would become kings. She outlived all her children except for two.
Summation of Spread
The Empress is complete intelligence expressing itself in every creative aspect. The epitome and essence of femininity, she is the Mother archetype who not only creates life but sustains it.
Eleanor of Aquitaine provides inspiration with which to view the symbols found on the Empress card. These symbols and associations inspire the Empress spread.
Cast Your Cards
Use this spread to answer any question. Format your question before casting the spread or simply let the cards answer the questions posed. Pull the Empress card from your deck. Placing her in the center, cast your cards around her.
1. Symbol of Venus: What do I love?
2. Wheat: How do I nurture others?
3. Waterfall: What emotion is flowing?
4. Zodiac Crown: Who am I?
5. Scepter: What power do I exert?
6. Throne: What stability do I maintain?
7. Hidden Pregnancy: What is being born?
8. Pomegranates: What fertile grounds await?