The Empress

In terms of archetypal significance”, said a particularly learned blowfly “all the famous women rulers of antiquity are represented by this icon: Isis, Jocasta, Hecuba, Clytemnestra, Penelope, Dido, Olympias, Mariamme, Cleopatra an Irene, the eighth century Empress of Byzantium”

As an archetype, the Empress is one that will be familiar to most of us. A life-giver, a creator, a source from which all life has sprung. The Empress represents the desire within every living thing to grow and flourish. It represents the world bringing you forth, asking you to simply be.
Little Red Tarot

Bonnie impatiently waved her wings to get the incessant, noisy blowflies to move on. “I need to concentrate on preparing this lecture about the Empress for tonight’s gathering” she muttered.

“In terms of archetypal significance”, said one learned blowfly “all the famous women rulers of antiquity are represented by this icon: Isis, Jocasta, Hecuba, Clytemnestra, Penelope, Dido, Olympias, Mariamme, Cleopatra an Irene, the eighth century Empress of Byzantium”.

Much like the Butterfly, thought Bonnie, Fly symbolism lets you know that quick and abrupt changes in your thoughts, emotions, and endeavors are afoot.

“What a scholar” muttered Bonnie as she thanked the learned fellow!

It was at this moment that Bonnie decided that, given that the Empress signifies a strong connection with our femininity, some quick thinking was required. She decided to take a Morgans Gallup Poll style reading and find out who everyone thought had the status to be considered to represent the Empress.

It didn’t take long! Bonnie was not surprised when everyone deferred to Mother Kangaroo. The ancient cave drawings seen here, taken from Australian Kangaroos highlights how Indigenous peoples revered these creatures. To the traditional Aborigine they, as an integral part of the landscape, are sacred creatures


When you are in tune with the energy of the Empress, you will naturally take on her mothering nature. The Empress and members of her herd offer childminding for animals wishing to attend Bonnie’s Tarot Lectures.

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