The Empress is the third Major Arcana card and can represent abundance, nurturing, fertility, creation, femininity, and love. The reversed position can speak to a blockage of energy, to a need to replenish.
Looking at the global view:
As within, without. How can we nurture the world around us if we, ourselves, are depleted of spirituality and compassion or feel worthless? How can we give birth to creative solutions if our intuitive river is blocked?
Our global message today is to gather up our internal children, our shadows and our light, acknowledge, and pour love into them. By learning to love ourselves, we can better love our community.
Open up to the Spirit’s love and energy. By nourishing our spiritual landscape, and refilling our creative wells, we will, once again, have the resilience to tend the world around us, and to look upon our neighbors, and strangers, with recognition and empathy.
Looking more at the nitty-gritty:
Most of us are emerging from a holiday season with our internal resources depleted. Either we gave and gave and gave of ourselves to make family, friends, and neighbors happy over the last week, or we might have been bereft of company, and the loneliness has eroded our feelings of self-worth.
If you are finding yourself low on energy, and feeling frayed around the edges, or overwhelmed with sadness or apathy, the Empress reversed has a special message for you. She gives you permission to tend yourself. Look at yourself with the regard of a loving parent, or enamored lover, or cherished friend, and gift to yourself time and attention.
She is not saying, go out and spend money on yourself. She is encouraging you, instead, to do something for yourself that fills your creative and spiritual river. Take a walk. Meditate. Journal. Cook yourself a favorite meal. Go to a gathering of friends where you are not the host. Read a good book. Find a meeting or event that would inspire you. Do something today for yourself, with mindfulness, and without distraction.