My Card of the Day – The Empress – is one of my favourite cards. And this card is the first card of The Tarot House Deck that I painted.
The colours fill me with inspiration – each colour represents, for me, all the skills a woman needs to do what only she can do. Existing, being beautiful and loving, producing beauty through pain and being prepared to do it all again. The softer colours make me think of the tenderness needed to nurture those around her, whilst the cooler colours make me think of the strong intellect and mindset she needs to pull everything, and everyone, together around her.
The fast flowing river makes me feel she will never catch up with what she has to do (it never ends) and the tall mountain the tasks she might need to undertake, but all the while she maintains her dignity and self assurance.
It is such a strong and beautiful card – and we should all remember we are Empresses!