All these exercises and more are on the free PDF here The Empress: Journey through the Major Arcana Part 3/22
I must say that I am impressed with how this card turned out. I know I am only “colouring” them in, but I made a few changes to this card, and I’m the happiest I’ve been with the finished article.
Free associations from the word ”Empress”.
Mother, blessed, midwife, common sensical, green, angelic, protective, level-headed, understanding, queen, agony aunt, green witch, never say anything derogatory about this woman’s children, non-judgemental, calming, altruistic, unflappable, vital, countess, Baroness, maharani, sultana, regnant, authority.
Grow something from seed.
We grow from the years seeds every year, but this year’s tomato crop is a bit different. Last year I walked the Camino de Santiago,** I visited my mother first as she lives (reasonably) near to the village of Saint Jean Pied de Port, where I intended to start. I saved the seeds from a tomato that we had for a lunch, I wrapped them in a piece of kitchen roll, and walked about 710kms with them in my pack. In February this year I planted those seeds, and this is the result -> beautiful and well-travelled Brandywine tomatoes.
Film & song tie-in.
I feel that some of you will probably not like this connection, but, when you read the Tarot you have to see both sides of the coin, the good and the bad. So for the movie character connection with the Empress, I’ve chosen the queen alien from James Cameron’s Aliens (1986). The queen may be an acid blooded murderous monster, but she was just trying to protect her eggs/children in any way that she could. Yes I could have chosen Ripley in place of the xenomorph, but I think the Empress was more apparent in the alien, I mean poor girl, how rude was that disturbance while she was going about her daily routine of laying scores of evil alien eggs?¿!
For the song I am cringing, once I’d thought about “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)”, I could not think of another song. Really, you don’t have to press the play button…
**I failed to complete the distance, I “fell off” the trail 90 kilometres from the finish (Santiago de Compostela). I was averaging 35-40 km a day and my ankles swelled and became unbearably painful.