The Empress is the card of abundance, fertility, marriage, and unconditional love. She is Venus, ruling over all matters of the heart: love, relationships, sexuality, affection, desire, beauty, luxury, and art.
The Empress is as generous as she is sensuous. As the mother of all creation, she believes that everyone deserves to be loved. She provides, nurtures, and cares. Her love is everlasting.
If you are asking about someone’s intentions towards you, and you draw the Empress, that means this person intends to nurture you. They love you unconditionally and want nothing more than to see you shine. They are willing to do anything it takes to help you become the best version of yourself, and they know that you’d be willing to do the same for them. Their loyalty towards you is fierce. They intend to cherish, love, and shower you with gifts and affection because they know that this relationship is worth it. This is an extremely healthy relationship.
The Empress as intentions means that they want you. Their love for you goes far beyond simple lust. They intend to be as generous as possible with you. They intend on reaping the harvest of love with you. That can be interpreted in a couple of different ways, but in every case, this is a strong sign that your partner intends to be serious with you.
For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Empress is a sign of them intending to take you as their life partner. Your partner has deeply fallen in love with you. In their eyes, there is no one as beautiful and loving as you. You are their everything. There is a deep connection between you two and they plan on cultivating that even more. This relationship is destined for abundance.
For existing relationships, the Empress represents an intention to move your relationship into a deeper phase. Engagement, marriage, or even pregnancy is just around the corner for you two. There’s nothing to worry about though, because they will definitely take care of you no matter what. They are proud to call you theirs and they aren’t afraid to share that with the world. Your relationship is going in the right direction.
If you are asking about an ex’s intentions, the Empress shows that they intend to reconcile with you. They think about you all the time and have realized that they cannot do this without you. You have always held a special place in their heart, and without you, they realized that there is a hole in their heart in the shape of you. Your time apart has made them realize just how important you are to them, and now they’re ready to try again. It’s up to you whether you want to accept their advances or not.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Empress means that this person’s intentions are to build a family with you. This is a great sign if you were looking to settle down because this card signifies your partner’s firm decision to start a new life with you. They are ready to enter the next chapter of your relationship. They intend on becoming a great spouse, parent, and life companion for you, all you have to do is say yes. Congratulations on your bright future together!
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If you are asking about someone’s intentions towards you, and you draw the Empress reversed, that means this person intends on going their own way. They feel unloved and unwanted. Their giving nature is blocked by childhood trauma or negative emotions that stem from your relationship. They are searching for a specific type of love, and it’s possible that you were unable to provide that for them. They want to retreat into themselves and stay away.
The Empress reversed as intentions could also mean they want to cling to you even more or get away from you. They are insecure about your relationship, and their answer to this is to cling to you even tighter. However, it can also go the other way, and they can feel like you are too overbearing. They aren’t able to provide for your needs and it’s bothering them.
For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Empress reversed is a sign of them intending to desperately chase after you. They love you and there’s no doubt that they are attracted to you in all ways. But, the emotional connection is being blocked by some emotional baggage. In turn, this causes a fight or flight response within them, and in this case, it’s fight. They want to keep you even if it’s unhealthy for both of you.
For existing relationships, the Empress reversed represents an intention to break out of the harmful push-pull relationship that you have going on. The attachment issues at play are larger than ever, and it’s beginning to take a toll on your relationship. Your partner wants to get closer to you, but they end up pulling away at the last second. This is an issue that can be solved with couples therapy. Working together and being honest with one another is the only way to reinvite love back into your lives.
If you are asking about an ex’s intentions, the Empress reversed shows that they intend to overcome their emotional baggage first. They are still physically attracted to you, but your relationship ended on the wrong foot, and they still carry that hurt with them. You both tried your best to make it work in the past, but things just never turned out the way you wanted them to. Your ex is unsure about where they stand in your eyes and vice versa. They are confused and this confusion is stopping them from reconciling with you right now.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Empress reversed means that this person’s intentions are to pursue a healthier relationship with you. They acknowledge the problems in your relationship, and they are willing to work on those issues. It’s possible for your relationship to blossom into something more if you’re both able to resolve your inner trauma. A healthy commitment is on the horizon.
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For love readings, The Empress is queen. She speaks to the unbounded, unconditional love each one of us deserves to cultivate and experience. At its highest, love is infinite. She also warns of the difficulties of putting love into practice. Love is a verb and best shown through actions.
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