She started it all.
In 2010, I started learning about tarot because of the Jungian personality types and archetypes. I didn’t think of using them for divination. Then she showed up. Constantly. To represent myself. At that time my four kids were 2, 4, 8 and 10. And I was like dammit, these cards can read me. And I was hooked.
The Empress is the mother archetype. She’s the one that takes care of everything. She is mothering, empathic, but also a force to be reckoned with.
She expresses the creativeness of nature. This is why I painted her surrounded by nature.
When she shows up in a reading, she’s there to tell you to take care of yourself. To bring a coat with you because you never know it might get cold. She tells you to bring out your creative side, to go write, or paint, or produce something that has meaning to you.
There are a lot of ways to be a mother and create.