We have today’s Tarot card… The Empress. She came to us reversed so pay attention to that section as well. See if there is any clarification for you on something that has been bugging 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.
Find that way to release, be it meditation, writing a note and then burning it to release it or just talking it out. Let that love show that you hold onto so tightly… it is there for you as well as those you care about. Love grows when it is set free. As for being smothered by obligation, you are the only one who can prevent that. Think about it.