3 The Empress
The Empress is enthroned in a garden of lush flowers. She is undeniably entwined with her luminous creation. Creative potential protected, nurtured, and realized. One hand grasps her symbolic pomegranate at its peak ripeness. The Empress is grand and passionate, but here, she is shown giving all the color and vibrancy to her projects. Her world is composed of her creations and she is content to bask in their glow. The empress sits in a 'north wind' style chair, elaborately carved with a sort of green man/wind man at the top. The pomegranate is hand colored in crayons. A little bright green frog as another fertility symbol, keeps watch over the floating and incubating egg/moon baby.
Text and image Leslie Cochran © 2005 from the
2005 Tarot Art Calendar by Leslie Cochran and Arnell Ando