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~THE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE TAROT~
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THE EMPRESS



*MATERNAL ABUNDANCE, FERTILITY*

+The sumbol of feminine productivty and action. Feminine progree; evolution, material weatlh; fertility; marriage; the love of the good things in life.
-Vacilation and indecision. a lack of concetration. leading to inatcion and delay in getting things done, Anxiety.

INTERPRETATION: Marriage; fertitlity to would be parents. Balance and stability. Openess of character and fair dealing. Wealth. Contentment. a Fruitful harvest for the farmer; realization of creative projects for those in the arts.

REVERSED: Infidelity, Pverty may disrupt the home. Psychological problems may cause instabiltiy. War and destructin may come

IN A WOMAN"S READING;

FUTURE: Can mean that she will have conditionable wealteh and material possesions or that a child is on the way
PAST: Perhaps has had wealth; the cards that follow will indicate if she has been able to hold on to it. als can mean that she has had a child
A MAN'S READING:
He will shortly be a father, but it is more liekly that his question has to do with successes in life. suggest that he will have money and material possesions.

FARMER: there will be a plentiful harvest
ARTIST; He will be amply rewarded

REVERSE: now a good card for either. Perhaps the question asked concerns the world situations,a nd then its is possible that war and famine are indicated-either in the past or the future depending on where the card lies.

DESCRIPTION: The Empress sits on suchions in a fertile garden, a field of ripening wheat before her. The streem flowering between the trees is the Water Of Life--the vivifying principle of all that grows. Her scepter shows her domination over the created world, as symbolized by the twelved signs of the Zodiac. THe HEart shaped shield at her side is inscvieved with teh sumbol of Venus.
THree is the number of the Trinity--father, mother and the son. The Empress expresess all that is meants by this fruitful uione on the amterial plant. The virgin High Priestess has nob become the Earth Mother, the multiplier of images. The subconsious has developed the seed-thought planted in it, and now we hare the matieral results.

THE MAJOR ARCANA

THE FOOL
THE MAGICIAN
THE HIGH PRIESTESS
THE EMPERESS
THE EMPEROR
THE HEIROPHANT
THE LOVERS
THE CHARIOT
STRENGTH
THE HERMIT
THE WHEEL OF FORTURE
JUSTICE
THE HANGED MAN
DEATH
THE DEVIL
THE TOWER
THE STAR
THE MOON
THE SUN
JUDGEMENT
THE WORLD

THE MINOR ARCANA
ACES
TWOS
THREES
FOURS
FIVES
SIXES
SEVENS
EIGHTS
NINES
TENS
PAGES
KNIGHTS
QUEENS
KINGS

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