The Major Arcana
Fruitful abundance, fertility and motherhood, emotional support, security, joy and prosperity makes this one of my favorite cards in the Tarot deck.
The Empress is a card that signifies reassurance and love, reflecting the maternal aspects of the card. When she appears in your reading, The Empress may signify your desire to be a mother or the possibility of you being one (if you're female!), or the desire for the kind of love a mother gives and receives.
She is a good omen if you are considering starting a family or having more children. She can also signify the need to focus on your role as a mother or your relationship with your own mother or mother figure.
We all like to be loved and cared for and The Empress signifies the comforting feeling and reward one receives for loving and caring for those that are dear to you. As an outcome, she is a sign that abundance and well-being is on its way and that everything will turn out alright for you.
Wherever she appears in a reading, think of the kindly encouragement or loving support a mother gives to her child, and know that someone in your life is there for you. This may not always be your mother; it could be another female relative, friend or even associate who will show her love and compassion when you most need it.
The Empress also represents creativity and art, so when she appears in a reading she can also be a good omen for you to encourage any creative or artistic talents you have as this may lead to future material and financial abundance.
She is the smiling face of encouragement and the warm embrace of comfort, so whatever you may be considering when The Empress appears, take it that you will receive the support and help you require.
If The Empress appears in a reading surrounded by negative cards, it may be that a female in your life is behaving in an overbearing manner and it is important that you do not allow her to bully you.
The Empress is multidimensional. She can represent your desires and needs as a woman (or your feminine aspect if you're male), she can represent other women in your life or she can simply represent birth and creativity. So when the card appears in a reading, take the surrounding cards into account and also try to understand it in relation to the particular question you have asked.