Today we pulled The Empress… just like you see her here… read on because she may have some advice for you.
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.
Trust and believe that the help offered to you is genuine. The shoulder to cry on will not pull away. Trust is a hard thing to master and many of us never will master it. It’s ok, it is a learning process that will cause many a skinned knee but remember over time those skinned knees heal. Trusting becomes easier as we avoid those pitfalls that caused them. We learned where they were hiding and we take a different route. Just remember the first thing to trust is your instincts. Listen to that little voice inside you. If you cannot hear it, take time to sit and be still… then listen… breathe and listen. Eventually you will hear that voice of yours.