Consider the idea of gestation. A life is being formed and strengthened. It must be nurtured, cared for, and monitored until it is ready for the world. If you let it out too early, it will likely lead to tragedy. Consider your ideas in this same manner. Don’t give it away too soon. Think it through. Consider it from all angles. Make sure it is as strong as it can be before unleashing it to the world. Visualize what you see this idea growing into. What does it look like at its greatest glory? What does it look like beyond its greatest glory? Once your idea is strong, it is ready to grow. It is ready for the influences of the outside world. It is time to birth the idea. Give it to the world. Let the influences of the world help it to take shape and become what it will become. Keep this in mind when considering the empress card.
Tap into your nurturing side. Nurture yourself. Nurture your dreams. Nurture your ambitions. Pause and think for one moment- what have you been neglecting within yourself? What dream, what goal, what passion have you not given enough attention to? These things never die within you. They may become covered over with other concerns, but they stay with you. Look within and find some such thing that you have not given attention to and resurrect it. Treat it as a seed. If you were to plant a seed for a plant you would like to see grow, would you simply stick the seed in a pot of soil and forget about it? No, you would water it. You would put it in the sun. You may even provide fertilizer to coax it into sprouting. Treat your rediscovered dream or ambition much the same. Bring it to life. Give it what it needs to grow.
When the empress card comes up in a reading, consider going outside and appreciating what nature has to offer and be inspired by the trees and plants you see. Let each one remind you of a dream you are nurturing. Maybe you have a backyard. What can you enjoy in your backyard? Get out in it and get your hands dirty. Pull some weeds. Dig in the dirt. Look for treasures. Whatever. It doesn’t matter what you do, just connect with the earth. Maybe go to a park. Breathe in deeply the air. Hug a tree. Smell a flower. Plant some herbs. Gaze at the clouds. Go for a hike. Walk barefoot. Feel the ground beneath your feet and appreciate the connection you have with the earth. The earth is a good place. Enjoy your time on it. Enjoy your time by growing, expanding, witnessing your dreams come true.
Tap into your inner empress and plant the seeds that will grow into your dreams. Nurture them and care for them. Do not forget them. Let your ambitions sprout and grow strong.