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Originally Posted by shadowdancer View Post
In her left hand (which is held slightly elevated) she is holding something that we cannot see. However, it is emitting a light and smoke of sorts.
To me, The Empress is not holding anything quite so tangible as an object tangible. The glowing of her hand represents her aspects of creation and manifestation (of magick).

I feel that this depiction of the Empress conveys a "sexy" pregnant woman. Her facial expression (which may be due to Fell's artistic temperment) and bodily position suggest a "come hither" attitude. I feel that this card introduces the sexuality of many pregnant and mothering women, which is not something one would necessarily like to think of as an adjective to describe their mother/pregnant partner.
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