Your Tarot Birth Card – Life Path 3: The Empress (Earthy, Sensual & Loving)

By November 3, 2014Numerology, Tarot

Welcome back to my series on the Tarot Birth Card! This week we’re all about Life Path 3 – The Empress!

If you missed out on last week’s post, then head here to find out how to determine your life path number and your associated tarot birth card. Each Monday over the coming weeks, I’ll be discussing each of the nine tarot birth cards and their person-centered interpretations. And if you’re not a Life Path 3, head here to read about Life Path 1, The Magician, and Life Path 2, The High Priestess.

We’ll look at typical strengths and weaknesses, who you’re likely to fancy (and who turns you off), and the kind of work or lifestyle you might find satisfying. Whilst a single tarot card could never sum up an entire person, it can be fun and helpful to learn which tarot archetype represents you, and how you can use its energy in different areas of your life.

Again, if you’re not sure what your tarot birth card is, read this first!

Life Path 3 – The Empress

‘Stop and smell the roses.’

The Empress knows how to enjoy herself. Sexy and earthy, her realm is of sensual pleasures – food and drink, sex, touch, smell, taste and beauty. She’s associated with Venus – the goddess of love – and is a powerful, passionate lover.

This is a person who knows how to look after herself. She might party all night, but she’ll make sure she gets a lie in the next day. And she doesn’t hesitate to treat herself when she needs it. She knows how to look after others too – guests in her home are always warm and well-fed and she takes care of her friends and family.

The Empress has a strong connection with nature and the world around her. She is very physical where she is at any time, stopping to smell the roses, taking in the beauty of the natural world. She loves to be outdoors, in nature, wandering the hills or the woods. She’s the sort that would be impressing you with her knowledge of every plant name – then you’d turn around and she’d be up a tree or paddling in the river. And then she’d take you to get warm in a nearby pub.

Key Strengths:

Tarot Birth Card StrengthsLoving and nurturing, your generous nature is well-loved.

⇢ You probably have lots of friends!

⇢ You’re great with your hands – crafting, building, cooking, DIY, gardening…

⇢ You notice the smaller things in life and find pleasure in these details.

⇢ You know what you want, and how to ask for it – or create it for yourself.

⇢ You make a fun, flamboyant lover.

Key Challenges:

Tarot Birth Card Challenges⇢ Whilst you’re too resourceful and self-reliant to be a spoiled brat, there’s a tendency to act like a child when things don’t go your way.

⇢ Be careful not to become too materialistic.

⇢ You dislike going out of your comfort zone.

⇢ As a lover, you can be kinda possessive

⇢ …yet on the other hand you can’t always save your love for just one person.

Who You Hookin’ Up With?

Tarot Birth Card - Love⇢ You’d work well with a caring Lover (Life Path 6) – both of you indulging the other and getting all smoochy and romantic.

⇢ You’d have fun riding with a dynamic Chariot (Life Path 7) …though you might find their pace of life a little too fast for you.

⇢ With a Magician (Life Path 1), you could really make some sparks fly – you’d be a sexy pair whether it was a fling or something longer term.

⇢ With an Emperor (Life Path 4), you’d be extra grounded – here’s someone to build a traditional home and family with if that’s your bag.

Work And Lifestyle Ideas:

Tarot Birth Card - Work & Lifestyle⇢ You’d be at home on a farm or in a fabulous garden, anywhere where you can use your green fingers to produce food and flowers. If you can’t get a farm, get a garden, or a window-box! Or get out there and become a tree surgeon or a park ranger or a mountaineer.

⇢ You work well in a team, as long as you get plenty of attention – volunteering with local groups would float your boat, or working in a charity that cares for people.

⇢ You’d be great running your own hotel (or campsite or bar). You’ve got a knack for hospitality and a way to create a beautiful atmosphere. You’d also suit something frivolous like being a party planner…though you’d need a brilliant assistant to keep you organised!

What’s Up Next?

Next week we’ll be focusing on Life Path 4, The Emperor!

Until then, drop me a note below. If you’re a Life Path 3, let me know how you relate to The Empress and if you’ve seen similar characteristics appear in your own life. And if you’re not a 3, how have you interacted with 3s in the past? Has it been easy? Challenging? Are you in a relationship with one?

About Beth Maiden

Beth Maiden is a professional tarot reader and writer based in Manchester, UK. She has two cats and one dog and they all live together in a tiny little boat. She is the resident tarot writer at the progressive LGBTQ website and the creator of the Alternative Tarot Course. Check her out at and @littleredtarot on Twitter.



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