Tarot Enlightenment

in-depth readings by Heather-Rose Ryan

Today's card for you, Sunday, November 25

The Empress, reversed

Card is from the Robin Wood deck, published 2002.

Card is from the Robin Wood deck, published 2002.

The Empress is the Earth Mother in the Tarot. She speaks to us of fertility, creativity, and a deep connection to the natural world. The fact that she is reversed in this reading suggests that you might have lost touch with these aspects of your life. Have you had the sense that your creative energies are stagnated and blocked? Have you been for a hike in the woods lately? Or a stroll on the beach, feeling the sand between your toes? Perhaps you should take the time to do this. And learn to walk mindfully in nature. Take it slow - place your steps with care and consciously observe the sensations as your feet touch the ground. Thich Nhat Hanh teaches “walking meditation” - he writes, “Follow your breathing, dwell mindfully on your steps, and soon you will find your balance. Visualize a tiger walking slowly, and you will find that your steps become as majestic as the steps of a tiger.” Remember that we humans are animals too. Learn to move like one, as a living, breathing element of the great outdoors, not some plastic robot confined in a box. The earth is waiting for you to reconnect with its boundless nurturing power so that you can break through what’s been holding you back.