Tomorrow night my Toronto Tarot Circle has their monthly meeting. I always look forward to those nights…a room full of people who love Tarot, explorers who are open to the magic and messages of the cards. Believing that Spring has finally arrived, I prepared a mini-talk and practice Tarot spread focused on one of the cards that says SPRING to me most strongly, the Empress. Well, yesterday in Toronto we had a snow storm. Yes, in April. Rather than falling into despair, I decided to stick with my Spring Empress theme, preferring to ignore the snow and have faith that Spring will indeed return, as she always does.
So, in order to explore the energy of the beautiful and lush Empress, I put together a spread that looks at what I consider to be one of the key aspects of the card: PASSION.
I see the Empress as someone who follows her passions wholeheartedly and without hesitation. She cares deeply for others, and is generous and loving to the people in her realm, but this does not mean that she denies herself joy or pleasure, or always puts the well-being of others before her own. The Empress has power, demands respect, and knows how to enjoy herself. When I look at the RWS version of the card, I see someone who is so comfortable in her own skin, who knows who she is, and likes who she is. When the Empress card comes up in a reading, she is often advising the querent to allow more passion to enter their life, to feel free to go after what they are passionate about.
This spread is called Grow Your Passion. As you try it out, keep the image of that Empress in your mind…how can you embody the passion and spirit that she exudes? You can read the spread in an open or general way, or apply it to a specific situation or issue that is on your mind.
Grow Your Passion
Who or what do I feel passionate about right now?
What can I do to nurture and grow this passion?
What is blocking me from expressing or pursuing this passion?
If I follow my passion, where will it lead me?
Where do I feel disconnected or disinterested?
What can I do about that?
I’d love to hear how this spread spoke to you! It is very useful when you have an idea of something that you want to pursue and just need that little push or reassurance, and it also comes in handy when you are feeling disconnected, when you know that you want something more in life but just can’t figure out what that is, when you want to re-ignite your own personal passion.
What message does the Empress have for you?