Featured Card of the Day – The Empress – 78 Tarot Mythical

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Keywords

Indulgence, nurture, tactility, fertility

Element

Earth

Astrological Association

Venus

THE CARD’S STORY BY: RAVYNNE PHELAN

Longmu was born in 290BC in China near the Xi River. One day she found a smooth white stone. It was a dragon egg from which five dragons hatched. She loved her hatchlings, nurturing them until they grew into large dragons who all loved her in return. They helped her and her people by hunting fish, and creating rain to end a drought. Over time, stories of Longmu and her dragons reached the ears of the Emperor, who summoned her to court. But by then, Longmu was old and frail. The dragons knew the journey would kill her, and so they kept her in the village, protecting her until her death.

THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN

Longmu sits, surrounded by her beloved dragons, tending to a magical egg. She has raised these elemental creatures, giving them the best while she made do. But now they surround her, protecting her as she rests. Embrace your nurturing instincts and take care of yourself, and others. Spend some time doing what you love today, and let it recharge you. Reconnect with nature, take a long walk with loved ones, sharing your joy. Indulge yourself, and treat those you love, just ‘cos. Let go, if only a little. Your energies are spent on others before yourself. It’s time for self-care – let everyone take care of themselves, and take some “me” time. Indulge yourself, find a way to spoil yourself and enjoy some of the finer things in life.

MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

LONGMU In Chinese mythology, Longmu’s (Lung Mo’s) dedication and devotion earned her posthumous deification. She found an egg, from which hatched five dragons – whom she fed and tended, caring for them more than herself. Her dragons saved her village during a drought, earning a summons from the Emperor. Despite her age and frailty, she travelled to meet the Emperor aft er his summons, but her dragons pulled her back to keep her safe. Th e giving, almost sacrificial devotion of Longmu made her a truly Mythical Empress!

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