Card 3 - The Empress
Card Nicknames: The fertility card, the abundance card, the pregnancy card.
Short meaning: The card could mean a pregnancy, creative forces, a good harvest, abundance, prosperity, or good financial prospects. The Empress is usually depicted as pregnant.
Full meaning: Fertility could indicate a pregnancy, birth, marriage, motherhood, mother, wife, lover, an understanding or nurturing woman, devoted family woman, unconditional love, suffocating love, or a feminine influence. The card also could represent a good harvest, fertility, the creative force in nature, or a creative and productive period of life.
Abundance could refer to prosperity, success, financial security, abundant happiness, good luck, comfort, luxury, material gain, or excess. It can also indicate creativity, imagination, achievement, initiative, productivity, progress, protectiveness, or a stable environment.
The Empress card's reversal indicates problems with fertility and abundance. Fertility issues could be pregnancy difficulties, infertility, or an unwanted pregnancy. Reversal of abundance could be poverty, economic hardship, or lack of productivity. In addition, the reversed card could indicate poor health (mental or physical), possessiveness, disillusionment, depression, or other emotional instability.
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