III. The Empress
The principle of motherhood, the source of life, birth, growth and natural cycles, creative potential, fertility, beauty, success, harmony, the power of love, sensuality, merger, bounty and the harvest
The Empress symbolizes the creative female principle, the joy of life and physical being, she is Mother Nature and stands for great energy, self-confidence and optimism and the will to initiate change. In a reading it may mean that a female querent should take joy in being a woman, a relationship may deepen and intensify, there may even be a possible pregnancy.
Exploring the Card
For Harry the Empress and the Emperor (the next card) can only be his parents, his first models for the female and male principle. I drew Lily holding baby Harry in front of their old cottage in Godric’s Hollow. It’s a beautiful summer day and the garden around their house is in full bloom. The Empress embodies mother goddesses like Demeter, so a natural and abundant but also cultured setting would be perfect for her.
Bộ bài Harry Potter Tarot – Eleonore Pieper