You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.

-Catherine the Great


The Empress expresses a motherly and traditional view of femininity. Sensuality, a nurturing nature, pregnancy, and beauty. This card encourages you to get in touch with your sensuality, express yourself creatively, and take on a more connected and caring role with others.


You may be losing some of yourself by neglecting your needs in favor of nurturing someone else. You may be having trouble connecting with others or expressing yourself creatively.