The Empress: Yes Or No? (Upright, Reversed & Love Meaning)


The Empress is the ultimate tarot card for representing a strong sense of femininity and bringing a nurturing energy. 

It is a very powerful major arcana tarot card that indicates success and abundance.

When the Empress decides to show herself during a ‘yes or no’ tarot reading, there’s a beautiful and empowering explanation to be uncovered.

In this article we’re going to take a closer look at the ‘yes or no’ meaning of the Empress tarot card in both the upright and reversed position. On top of that, you’ll also discover the ‘yes or no’ meaning of this card with regards to love!

The Empress: Yes Or No? 

The Empress tarot card means ‘yes’. It mainly represents femininity, beauty, creativity and a nurturing energy. When the Empress enters a tarot reading it indicates an encouragement to dive deeper into your creative endeavours. Follow your instincts and be kind to yourself in the process.  

When the Empress shows itself in upright position you can be sure that a period of positive growth is on the horizon.

Whether your question regards your career, personal life or another direction, the Empress tarot card provides a strong sense of abundance and potential success

The Empress embodies new opportunities and exciting times ahead. She encourages to follow your heart at all times without letting yourself get distracted by the opinions or (unwanted) advice of others. 

In the literal sense, the Empress often appears during a tarot reading as a way of representing new life coming into the world. However, this can also be interpreted as new business ventures or creative ideas developing into something more solid and foundational. 

the Empress tarot card from the Light Seers tarot deck
The Empress tarot card from the beautiful and inspiring Light Seer’s Tarot Deck

The Empress encourages you to make sure your own needs are being met at all times. Allow yourself to follow the path that makes you feel most happy and content, even if it isn’t what is called ‘normal’ by societal standards. 

When the Empress enters your tarot reading in upright position, it can always be taken as a form of encouragement to spend more time in nature. This will very likely provide you with a new boost of inspiration which often leads to exciting ideas to start moving towards to. 

One important thing to remember, when asking your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ type of questions, is to keep a few key aspects in mind when it comes to formulating the question you want to ask. Besides always making sure your questions are phrased from a place of positive energy, there are some other aspects you really want to master before asking a question. Keeping these specific aspects in mind will surely help you to get the most accurate answers from your cards! You can check out this article on how to ask your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ questions for more information. 

The Empress Reversed: Yes Or No?

The Empress in reversed position means ‘no’. As the Empress in reverse often represents a lack of growth and a narrow-minded vision, it can be taken as a sign of encouragement to start taking control of your own choices and environment. Start seeing yourself as the powerful individual you are.

The Empress in reverse often appears when there’s too much outside influences surrounding a specific situation. 

It indicates you may have lost track of your why and started focusing too much on the needs and expectations of those around you. 

Try to listen more to your own inner voice when it comes to making personal choices instead of giving in to the tendency to check in with others first before making your final decision. 

Have confidence in your own decision making skills and trust that everything will work out for your higher good.

The Empress in reverse can indicate feeling a sense of neglect with regards to your creative side. 

The Empress And Love: Yes Or No?

When it comes to love, the Empress means a definitive ‘yes’. As the Empress embodies someone who is extremely nurturing, loving and committed, it is a very positive tarot card to encounter. It indicates being ready for a stable and supportive relationship.

In a love-themed tarot reading, the Empress is one of the best tarot cards to pull when your intention is to have or find a serious and committed relationship.

As the Empress represents someone who is all about creating stability within different areas of life, this tarot card can provide a deep sense of calm and confidence.

If you are single, the Empress often appears as a form of confirmation that you currently possess the right attitude and mindset to attract a fulfilling and nurturing relationship. You likely have this sort of magnetic vibe surrounding you that attracts potential partners who find themselves on the same wavelength as you.

If you’re interested in finding out what type of love & relationship questions are most effective to ask your tarot cards, I’ve created this other article with 61 example questions that will definitely provide you with some inspiration!

In Conclusion

The Empress in upright position means ‘yes’. As it mostly represents a strong feminine presence and a nurturing energy, it is a positive tarot card to pull during a reading. Allow yourself to follow your creative urges.

When pulled in reverse, the Empress means ‘no’. It represents a lack of personal growth, often due to having too many outside influences clashing with your own beliefs. It is time to start focusing on your own wants and needs in order to come back into a growth mindset. 

When it comes to love and relationships, the Empress means ‘yes’ as an answer to your question. It represents serious commitments and a strong sense of stability and love. 

If you liked this article and would like to browse some awesome tarot decks that have helpful keywords and meanings featured on them to make your tarot readings flow with much more ease, I’ve written this other article that may give you some inspiration! Happy reading!  

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