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Magical plants are often used for divining or attempting to change fate, and St John's wort is a good example of this. One superstition is that a virgin picking the herb on the morning of St John's Eve would marry within the year. Another was that if a married woman who could not conceive gathered the herb on St John's Eve naked, she would fall pregnant within a year.
Both Hypericum (St. Johns Wort) and the bee symbolise abundance and fertility.
The Empress tarot card sits at number 3.
The Empress is Mother Nature. She is the life force that gives birth to all creation. She is abundant and fruitful. Everything in life is born through her.
In a reading she is nature itself and symbolises the client’s ability to connect with the planet on which we dwell. She therefore gives a love of plants and a propensity towards gardening and the arts when chosen in connection to career path.
She depicts the true nature with which we are born. When well placed during a reading she indicates that the questioner is using their talents to the full, and when reversed she indicates the opposite. Thus she symbolises a block to using ones inherent gifts and an inability to reach full creative potential.
The Empress also symbolises birth itself. Many women come for a reading to ask about pregnancy and future children. The Empress indicates easy childbirth and fertility, but only the High Priestess will show conception.
The Empress also depicts any project that we wish to give birth to, whether it be a business venture or a house move.
She is the creative power within us all.
The Empress - tarot card interpretation
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The Green Man is one of the most fascinating deities and has long been one of my favourites. For centuries carvings of the Green Man have adorned both religious and private buildings. A bringer of the fruits of the earth he holds the same symbolic connotations as The Empress in tarot. Without nature there is no life, so in many respects The Green Man symbolises life itself.
A Little Book of Green Men
An excellent little book, more of value for its pictorial content than for its written material.
The Quest for the Green Man
Explores the image of the Green Man as it has appeared throughout many cultures and ages. Readers are taken along a path from the heritage of western paganism to the practice of shamanism. Practical sections and rituals are included to enable them to start connecting with the Green Man.
Framed Panel Print
The Green Man is the spirit of all that is natural, he rules the woods and the trees.