Card: 3 – The Empress
Deck: The Vertigo Tarot
Visual Description: A woman appears to be emerging from a sea of ripe fruit. Among the fruit is a pomegranate split in half exposing the seeds. She is shirtless, shown from the ribcage up, with a lace shawl draped over her left shoulder concealing the breast. Her expression is peaceful, beatific, yet somewhat sad. There is a halo around her face that calls to mind looking up at the sky through a forest of tall, straight trees. Inside the halo, over the right part of the face, is a constellation I don’t recognize – though it looks a bit like Orion, its not. I’ve checked star charts and couldn’t find it.
Character Analysis: I do not know this character. I actually find this preferable. One of my few complaints about this deck it that when it depicts a character that is well known to me I have some trouble distinguishing what I’m getting from the card itself and bits of half remembered stories.
Astrological Attribution: Venus
All the sweetness life has to offer
Traditional ideas of feminity
Persephone emerging from the Underworld