Tuesday, April 01, 2008

So there

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger, withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

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Ampersand Duck said...

Snap! Except I'm a cat Empress, with lovely whiskers coming out of the top of my head and a spotty big cat at my feet.

Fyodor said...

WTFF? I'm pretty sure there isn't a "Cabaret Chanteuse" card in the tarot. Though the image was quite appealing.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Yairs. Although 'cabaret chanteuse' and 'empress' archetypes aren't all that far apart. The former could mature into the latter.

One was offered a choice of four 'packs' and one chose what appeared to be the least awful, though I must say AD's sounds pretty cute. And this one is okay too, really, although I'm sure I don't know what she has on her head.

I have a tatty old Rider/Waite pack from 1975, myself.

Fyodor said...

I jest, naturally. You can probably guess which archetype I was assigned. No, not "Piss-Artiste". The other one.

Not so sure I agree with you on the cutesyness of Ducky's card selection - decidedly "Furry" imagery, IMO.

Also, saw an absolutely tops show last night on 9 at 9.30pm that I think you'll like: "Ladette to Lady". Essentially the same premise as "Australian Princess", but British, with spectacularly vulgar slappers.

Helen said...

Did you Adelaidians just cop that huge cyclonic wind and downpour off WA?

Hope you're all OK!

Anonymous said...

EC sez...
Despite it's many flaws, saw the film "Sunshine" some months back and enjoyed it immensely. Very few people I spoke to who'd seen it liked it. The New Yorker slagged it and deftly itemised its shortcomings, but I didn't care because the last quarter of the film didn't matter. It was about the journey and the emotional and practical reasons for that journey were overpowering. For better or worse earthlings were going home. Every last atom and element of them.
From mid 20's to 40 a faded yellow-ginger tom, Ra, a faithful and just friend for a cat shared his life with me.
Since '82, all abodes have been on the Sunshine Coast.

So, Empress, when The Sun came up trumps, it felt good.

fifi said...

Cat Empress too.

Its the whiskers...

Pavlov's Cat said...

Fydor, tx v much for telly tip, which does indeed sound exactly like my idea of a cup of tea (as my sister's wonderfully dim workmate used to say, along with 'I pacifically told him', 'advocado' and other such). I'm thinking, from your own hinting, that tarot-wise perhaps you are the chap tootling along at the cliff edge looking in the other direction, with the little dog at his heels?

EC, those are lovely sunshine stories. The Sun is a fabulous card to get in a reading, probably the best.

Helen, yes, we got the weather, but I slept straight through the most interesting bit. I had no idea the remnants of a tropical cyclone were bearing down on us overnight -- I always miss the good bits.

Fifi -- I am going to have to do that quiz again, just so I can get a look at the Cat Empress.

Fyodor said...

I rather like "advocado" - it conjures up for me the image of an avocado garbed in legal wig and silks.

"I'm thinking, from your own hinting, that tarot-wise perhaps you are the chap tootling along at the cliff edge looking in the other direction, with the little dog at his heels?"

Heh. Like James Bond in "Live and Let Die"? No, but very close: apparently I'm more psychopomp than nincompoop. Which, in your deck, would make me the bloke performing John Travolta's signature move from Saturday Night Fever. It must be my mercurial nature.

Stephanie Trigg said...

Hmm. I am "The Tower"

Ambition, fighting, war, courage. Destruction, danger, fall, ruin.

blah blah ... 'a war between the structures of lies and the lightning flash of truth. The Tower stands for "false concepts and institutions that we take for real." You have been shaken up; blinded by a shocking revelation....'

Heh. That'll do just nicely, thanks...