The Empress symbolises the mother in Tarot, a woman who is fertile and receptive. She is also sensual and passionate, symbolised by a heart shaped shield bearing the sign of Venus. The card represents abundance, productivity and growth. In the context of children, the Empress represents maternal instincts, fertility and pregnancy. Nurturing is key to the card, love flows unconditionally from the Empress, as she channels her energy into the growth of the child, supported by gentleness and domesticity.
In a reading the the Empress indicates mother, motherhood, maternal instincts, fertility and pregnancy. Importantly, the Empress is a fertile card indicating the potential to fall pregnant or to have many children.