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Persona Tarot Card HD - The Empress

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Number Three from the Persona 3/4 Tarot deck.
Seems I'm developing at least one gripe per card. To continue this likely to be long-running tradition: the vines and leaves were particularly time consuming. I tried to give the vine more of a "woody" look, so I gave them some sharper edges.
(All appropriate copyrights to Atlus for the design)

The Fool's Story continued:
Having decided what he will create with his tools, the Fool strides forward, impatient to make his future a full-grown reality. This is when he comes upon the Empress. Her hair gold as wheat, wearing a crown of stars, and a white gown dotted with pomegranates. She rests back on her throne surrounded by an abundance of grain and a lush garden. It is possible that she is pregnant.*

Kneeling, the Fool relates to her his story. And she, in turn, smiles a motherly smile and gently gives him this advice: "Like newly planted grain or a newborn babe, a new life, a new relationship, a new creation is fragile. It requires patience and nurturing. It needs love and attention. Only this will bring it to fruition." Understanding at last that his creations will take time to develop, the Fool thanks the Empress and continues on his way.

* Pregnant. Well, not in the Rider-Waite deck she isn't. But many other decks go for pregnancy as part of the Empress' iconography.


Meanings:
Upright - The promotion of well-being and security. Creativeness in financial affairs, love and parenthood. Maternal care, domestic stability, abundance and material wealth. Fertility, security, achievement of goals and growth. Depending on surrounding cards - sometimes marriage and pregnancy.

Reversed - Possible domestic problems, financial difficulties, lack of affection and achievement. Creative blocks and possible problems with a relationship. Infertility, sterility or promiscuity and/or unwanted pregnancy. Poverty.
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ZennyMarchlog's avatar
i don't remember that arcana...x(
Kanjilearner3309's avatar
Mitsuru and Margaret served as Social Links in 3 and 4, respectively.
ZennyMarchlog's avatar
oh. thank you! C: