The Empress, the Mother, Nature, Earth and Warmth. Like a body of water, the energy of the world flows and shifts but it is always here and it holds us.The binary gender represented in classical tarot is frustrating. People often associate the Empress with stereotypically ‘feminine’ traits such as gentleness, beauty, fertility and grace. I identify as a woman and none of those traits speak to me, nor are they helpful. We must go much deeper than superficial assumptions about gender to find meaning within this important card.The Empress is the Mother of the tarot deck but that does not necessarily equal female; non binary people, gender queer folk, women (cis and trans) and men (cis and trans) identify with characteristics of the mother. Mothers can be mothers to humans, friends, communities or animals. Mothers can be struggling or grieving or fighting. I am a mother and I love, I fail, I tell myself I’m not good enough and I bury myself in guilt about once a week. What binds our experiences of motherhood together is passion and vision. Those who mother look to the past, to the present and to the future, and they do so with ferocity. Mothers protect human experience and justice, we care for it and we fight for it.In a reading, when the Empress shows up, know you are supported, know you have the strength and courage to nurture yourself and others. It is not always easy, it is not always natural but you have what you need and can tap into it.The loch in this image is where my mother’s ashes are now, this is the place where the Empress rests. The place where the coven goes to remember, make offerings and to feel her passion for life.Card from the inspirational @the_wild_unknown Deck.....#theempress#tarot#tarotcards#tarotreadersofinstagram#queertarot#inclusivetarot#intersectionaltarot#intersectionalfeminism#intersectionalwitchcraft#witch#witchcraft#witchesofinstagram#motherhood#honestmotherhood#motherearth#lochanmor#lochan#wildunknowntarot#unknowncoven
Although I have been dormant on this account, I have not abandoned my craft. Nor have I stopped pursuing being spiritually in tune. I am so excited to return to regular readings, and to share some positive energy with you all! I hope September is treating you all well, and I cant wait to return!✨
Day 22 #theseptembertarot Been sick and taken a bit of a delay on the challenge so here is yesterday's prompt! Equinox reading Gratitude - 8 of blooms : I am grateful for being able to know when to walk away from things that no longer make me happyReflection - 2 of blooms : Reflect on the importance of the loving person I share my life with and how to show that same love Abundance - Queen of blooms : abundance comes through nurture, caring and compassion....#tarot#queertarot#tarotchallenge#thewoodentarot#blooms#crystals
Happy Friday #tarot lovers! I'm here with the Tarot of the Silicon Dawn looking to provide you with some focus and clarity for the weekend thanks to a focus spread I learned from @littleredtarot TO DO all weekend long: It's Mabon, so dream big and dream often! There is not a seed you can plant right now that doesn't have the potential to grow before next fall.NOT TO DO this weekend: The dead stuff is dead friend. Don't try to pick around it or scavenge for something you imagine to still be there. This is a weekend for planting new things. But you've got to completely let go of the old to do that.DO but LATER this weekend: When things get good, it's sometimes hard to feel your own happiness or your own satisfaction. You might even find yourself feeling listless or low on energy. Take some time to figure out if this is a habit you just don't know how to get out of and you need to learn to accept happiness, if there's something more you still want or should be planting, or if there might actually be some depression or mental health stuff going on. If it is the latter, this could be the time to seek professional help. For everything else, let your heart be your guide this week.Blessed be y'all! cassandra-snow.com for more info or to order a personalized reading.