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eyes of a mystical woman, the empress, with sacred geometry and mandalaModern Myth and Archetype of the Empress

Whether or not you know anything about the Tarot, Numerology or the ancient archetypes of the Sacred Feminine, you’re sure to recognize a woman who’s embodying her Inner Empress. You know that woman, who draws the attention of everyone in the room, with her deeply rooted self-confidence and her clear sense of self-worth and self-assuredness. Whether she’s the CEO of a major company, or a mother doing the school run, women who are at one with their inner Empress appear to be in full control of their lives, oozing effortless creativity and magnetizing abundance and good fortune while others only seem to be chasing it!

The Sovereignty of the Empress

The Empress stands for sovereignty. Not ruler-ship or dominion over others but an authority and a mastery over your own life.

“The Empress shows a deep connection with our femininity. Femininity translates in many ways – beauty, sensuality, fertility, creative expression, nurturing…” Says Brigit of Biddy Tarot, describing the Empress as she appears on the 3rd Tarot Card of the deck. “…and is necessary in creating balance in both men and women.”

The Sensuality of the Empress

Deeply connected to her sensuality, and therefore to the sensuality of her environment, the Empress is one of the most potent of all divine feminine archetypes. She is the keeper of earthly delights, the bounteous, generous provider and the queen of the fertile Earth. She is able to give so freely because she knows how to ask for what she needs, unapologetically. She empowers by expressing empowerment. She is fair, just and compassionate, and is deeply, intimately connected to the patterns and rhythms of nature.

The Belonging of the Empress

She appears in almost all of the myths of our past, expressed through various stories of our Gods and Goddesses around the world; and shows up clearly today in many guises too, in TV, film, literature and in everyday life.

The Empress belongs here. This is because her essence lives in each one of us (female and male) and her energy is becoming increasingly important – and necessary – as we make the shift towards the New Earth, and cycle through these intense, collective paradigms of change.

The Empress and the Goddess

So why is the Empress such an important energy for us to activate and invite into our lives?

Because she is, quite simply, our anchor to the Divine Feminine in a very physical, tangible, material way. The energy of the Empress is grounded in sensory and sensual experiences, and she encourages us to breathe in the beauty that surrounds us, letting it seep deep into our bones.

How to Embody YOUR Inner Empress Every Single Day

We know that in the Tarot, the Empress card is number 3. In Numerology, the energy of the Empress also aligns closely with the 6 which represents the Divine Mother Principle (you can read more about this HERE)

If the 6 is one of your core numbers, it’s likely that you instinctively carry many of the qualities of the Empress archetype BUT, it also could mean that you may have particular challenges related to her too. So it’s especially important for you to work through those. And if you don’t naturally hold a lot of this number’s frequency in your chart, activating it, alongside your inner Empress could be hugely empowering for you!

Here are some simple, everyday methods you can use to cultivate the power of your inner Empress and seriously increase your sense of personal power.

1. Get in touch with your Sensuality

Dive deeply into your senses, and taste, touch, sound, smell and really see the world you live in. Feel presence, pleasure, and fulfillment as you do.

  • Treat yourself to a day spa, a massage or a facial.
  • Go out for a gourmet dinner or buy a juicy basket of fresh fruit.
  • Gift yourself a bouquet of flowers, or just inhale their heady scent as you pass by the stall.

You don’t have to go to extraordinary lengths – the Empress, and the Number 6 are ruled by Venus, a planet which brings pleasure and beauty home, so you don’t need to seek these sensations from afar.

2. Practice Kindness & Compassion

The Number 6 intuitively knows that caring deeply and actively for others will help us ALL to thrive. It knows that compassion is what enables the highest versions of ourselves to emerge. Believe in people’s best intentions, efforts and qualities. Pre-suppose them, see them, treat people as expressions of their best selves, and you help them to be created. This will truly uplift and evolve everybody.

3. Fill Your Own Cup

Do not deplete your own strength. In its highest expression, the Empress understands that you must give from an overflowing cup – not by tipping out your own reserves. So it’s really important to practice self-care in whatever form this looks like. This article explains in more detail. 

4. Receive from Nature

The Empress is a micro-cosmic aspect of our greater Earth Mother. To embody this energy in your own body, mind and spirit, means that you are merging with the energy of the Goddess. So allow this to happen – connect with her! The very best way to do this is to get outdoors, go somewhere wild and untouched, and engage your senses.

Be present.
Receive and recharge.
Ground and connect.

When we truly experience the abundance of nature, we create the space for abundance to enter into our own lives. The Empress, and the frequency of the number 6 hold an extremely creative vibration and creation is an organic, imaginative, playful act, not one which can be worked hard at in a systematic, rational, masculine way (the container for creation may be this, but creation itself is an expression of freedom!)

Mother Earth is the pinnacle of creation (she created us all) so use her as an example. Spending real time with her will show you what this means.

So WHY will Activating your Inner Empress Make you the Most Empowered Woman in the Room!?

To be truly empowered, you need a purpose.

And you need a great swathe of energetic support holding you up and pushing you forward when the going gets tough!

That woman, remember, the one who draws the attention of everyone in the room for all the right reasons, knows this, and she has tapped into it! She’s tapped into the energy of the Earth and its deep-rooted wisdom, support and guidance, and that is why she turns your head. That is why she magnetizes abundance and good fortune –because she is connected!

Want to learn more about the energy and archetypes of the Divine Feminine, and how they relate to your personal Numerology? Click HERE!

The Empress is one of the boldest and most necessary universal expressions of the new paradigm. She’s rising now because we are ready to open up, activate and unlock her power once again.

Will you trust her?
Will you invite her into your life?

Share with us below how you can see and feel the emergence of this powerful archetypal energy, and what changes you are making in your life.

About Katherine Anne Lee

Katherine Anne Lee is a writer at Numerologist.com: a truth-teller and weaver of words and stories. She specializes in reading, describing and helping others to navigate the energetic patterns and rhythms that spiral through our worlds. Katherine has spent almost a decade training in the lunar mysteries, gathering extensive knowledge and experience in these esoteric arts. She offers practical tools and methods to help modern humans use and integrate this ancient wisdom, in a rapidly evolving world.

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