The Empress, Poet Tarot
Theme: "innovative approach"
Card: Anne Sexton ('The Empress')
"If you are holding Anne Sexton in your hand, be prepared to confront the archetypal feminine that resides within you."
"This card speaks of birthing new projects, finding sensuality and unabashed honesty in your art, and nurturing the other writers/artists who are in your circle."
"She wrote with candor about female identity, gender issues, sexuality, mental illness, and her poems were initially criticized for being too personally revealing."
"This card is a reminder that nurturing and being a "midwife" for others in the creative process is part of art's communal nature. It is important to open yourself to the assistance of fellow artists and it is equally important to be of assistance."
From The Poet Tarot App (a sample of 30 cards)
"The Empress calls on you to connect with your feminine energy. Create beauty in your life. Connect with your senses through taste, touch, sound, smell and sight. Draw on these senses to experience pleasure and deep fulfilment."
"You are surrounded by life's pleasures and luxuries and have everything you need to live a comfortable lifestyle. You are in a period of growth, in which all you have dreamed of is now coming to fruition. When the Empress appears in your Tarot readings, take a moment to reflect on the bounty that surrounds you and offer gratitude for all you have created so you can continue to build on this energy and create even more abundance in your life."
"When you are in tune with the energy of the Empress, you will naturally take on her mothering nature. You feel a strong urge to nurture and care for others, from a place of loving compassion and support. You see it as a gift and an honour to tend to others, and in doing so you, too, receive benefit." (biddy)
Just as there has been a New Moon hand in hand with my natal Ceres, and as Vesta is closing up on her as well.