Positive associations with this tarot card: fertility, birth, motherhood, harmony, nature, prosperity, joy, love, artistic ambition.
Negative associations with this tarot card: domestic upheaval, emotional blackmail, over-protectiveness, poverty, infertility, unwanted pregnancy, surpressed artistic expression.
The Empress symbolizes love, reassurance, prosperity and birth so when she appears in a reading in a favourable position she is a very welcome card.
She can represent pregnancy or actual birth of a child however she can also represent the creation or birth of a creative project or involvement with nature.
Negatively The Empress can signal that you, or a woman in your life, is being too protective for comfort and may even resort to emotional blackmail to get what she wants.
She may indicate money worries and a need to handle your finances carefully.
Another negative aspect of The Empress is that she can symbolize infertility or unwanted pregnancy.