Today we have a card we have not had since we purchased this deck! I’m excited, are you?! Keep in mind that the card was reversed today as well.
III The Empress
Is there anything more beautiful than a mother cat and her kittens? Of all the bonds we hold sacred, this bond is the most precious. Our Empress is the embodiment of motherly love, and with each generation we honor her with a special place in our hearts. From the moment her little ones are born, she nurtures them with her body, defends them fiercely, and watches over them faithfully. She would die for them if it came to that. And yet she knows her duty is to care, not to consume. When her kittens are ready, she encourages them to go forth into their own lives and watches them go with pride.
The Cat’s Advice
The care and support you need are available to you. This may come in the form of material wealth or nurturing help, but whatever the circumstances, you can trust that it is given with love and without expectation or conditions. You too have this unconditional love inside you. Let it nourish others as you would be nourished yourself. The cycle of love is never-ending.
If the card is reversed
If you have been wounded by mothering (either from your own mother or someone else in a mothering role), you may shy away from allowing your own maternal nature to come forth. Or you may not let others nurture you, for fear of being smothered by obligation. Find a way to release and heal these old patterns.
So there you have it. If you are shying away, look deep inside – or maybe not so deep, perhaps you know why you are like you are but don’t want or cannot accept the reason your mind continues to provide. Listen with your heart, see what your heart and soul have to say. It is time to heal. Love is a wonderful healer.
Diana (July 10, 2015)