Today's card is The Empress from the Universal Waite tarot deck. I'm generally a bit perplexed by majors in a daily draw, because they just seem too big and far-reaching for the events of a single day. (To be fair, I'm also generally perplexed by the 'daily draw' itself, and seldom try to read for myself using this technique.) It doesn't help that I rarely feel much like the Empress in myself, personally. With all her juicy pomegranates and waving matured grain, she represents aspects of the feminine that I don't readily identify with. I'm certainly no earth mother, definitely not interested in getting pregnant! On the other hand, I am interested today in avoiding the sort of squabbles that went on yesterday, so there is the sense of seeking harmony. And my hope is to get a lot of tasks done today...although I would have expected something like 8 of Coins for general productivity, whereas the Empress suggests producing something of an altogether more creative nature, and that seems unlikely to happen today!
Whatever the Empress may or may not mean for me today, it is a lovely card in itself. The Empress wears a crown of 12 stars, which could refer to any number of things, most likely the zodiac. The shield at her feet in the shape of a valentine heart, has the symbol of Venus in green, representing her fertile feminine nature. Her sceptre shows her authority over all creation. Both the waterfall emerging from the woods and the grain in the foreground meet at her feet. She is queen of the things of the earth, all things that grow and bring forth life and fruit. So you can see why it's a bit of a pickle to figure out how this card represents my next 24 hours! :) I just can't get into daily readings where the reader suggests, 'Oh, well, the Tower could just mean a big unexpected but needed change, like you might suddenly have to clean out your refrigerator because of a power cut.' LOL What? So...maybe I'll get a phone call from my mother today. Or maybe I should call my mother today. Or maybe I'll feel like mothering or being mothered today. I will return tonight with a report!