Few Years ago I decided to start working on a personal project regarding Major Arcana but work and other personal issues delayed the whole thing. After all this time I finally finished the first card, The Empress, which will be soon followed by a brand new Tarot called "Time", which is basically ready and that will be published very soon.
Main subject photography, compositing and Photoshop: Fabio Timpanaro
Model: Veronica Barria
Make-up: Simona Ruggeri
Studio Assistants and precious help: Andrea Di Cesare and Domenico Ceravolo
Stock Images: Fotolia [I will add single credits soon]
The Empress (III) is the third trump or Major Arcana card in traditional Tarot decks. It is used in Tarot card games as well as divination.
She is an archetype of feminine power; she is watery, hard to fathom, mysterious, fertile, and sexual. She augurs a need for us to be in touch with our feminine side, to listen to our intuition, and to give priority to our emotions an passions. She can signify coming abundance.
When The Empress appears in your reading she heralds a period of growth, creativity, abundance and prosperity in your life. She indicates that it is time to safely move plans or ideas forward to their next stage of development. Her card number is three and three is the number of creativity, growth and ascension so any projects you are working on should be coming together quite nicely at this stage. Things are naturally growing for you now so you should soon begin to see the results of all your hard work blossom and bloom. Her presence reassures you that the road ahead at present is smooth and that you should not experience any setbacks or challenges. You are on the right path when The Empress appears. She can represent a time of great productivity and the eventual rewards for hard work, effort and patience. She does remind you though that whatever you create must then be nurtured and cared for otherwise all your effort will be in vain.
Astrological Associations: Venus - Love, Beauty, Harmony and Natural Forces - also the symbol for Woman. Earth.