Card: III Empress – from the Voyager Tarot by James Wanless, Ph.D.
“The Empress, symbolizing the law of preservation, is the guardian of life. Standing before the earth, she represents your charge to protect it and that lives…Life is a miracle. The Empress honours and respects all of life for its inherent richness and beauty.”
Message from Erin: I was so not surprised to pull this card for us this week. The Empress – the divine feminine – has been a reoccurring theme for me past few weeks. This feminine energy has been coming up a lot in conversations I’m having with some of my close women friends.
Why is the Empress showing up? Well, the first thing I want to say is that if you plan to work with the faeries at all, you will become very familiar with this strong feminine energy. The Faeries have a deep love for all of life. While they do have an affinity for humans, they will will fiercely try to protect all life on this planet. So this protective female energy is felt by me all the time.
I get the sense that the Divine Feminine is coming up for a lot of people right now, for both men and women. This energy can be quite challenging for some. It’s demanding that all of us to be more respectful of life – to all living beings. It’s asking us to have some deep and honest conversations with ourselves and each other – How are we protecting and honouring life? Are we? What happens if we don’t?
We are feeling and seeing the direct results of us and our ancestors not protecting and honouring life. We see it with climate change. We see it with people reacting to injustice when governments don’t respect and honour life. We feel it in the tensions we experience in our relationships with one another. The Divine Feminine is calling us every day into action. I pray that we all find the power within ourselves to answer the call.
I love you,