Golden Tarot - The Empress


This is a lovely, peaceful card. I like how well the color here contrasts with the High priestess card that comes before it--the harsh black/red/gold of that card vs. the blues, pinks, flesh-tones of this one nicely emphasize this different take on a "feminine" card.

I find it interesting that the empress sits in a highly ornamented, steady, earthy throne. One aspect of this card that I hadn't really seen before I got my Golden Tarot deck is that of enjoyment of creative and simple pleasures--music, being with children and nature, letting life flow naturally---this card seems to convey an ease and joy with things of this earth and sensual pleasures that is refreshing, particularly for an air-sign person such as myself, who is often up in my head, thinking about accomplishments or large-scale things.