The Empress is the friendlier, more approachable aspect of the female archetype.
She stands for maternity, love and mercy; at the same time she's a symbol for
sexuality and emotion. She is pure feeling, absolutely unintellectual, but basically
life. The Empress is the Great Mother, representing the beginning of all life. She
is the power of nature, causing change, renewal, major plans.
The Empress also stands for passion, a phase in which we cope life on an emotional and joyful basis, rather than on the thoughtful. This could mean great satisfaction, but in a improper context, when actually more analysis is needed. The Empress can also stand for a reflective, emotional attitude, refusing to accept reality. It also could stand for a person who is greedy for joy and abundance when actually just more self-control is needed.
Drive: Devotion and maternity, Mother Nature, creating something new in connection of both inside and outside
Light: Maternity, love, trust, fulfilness, the joy of great abundance
Shadow: Greed, envy, jealousy, laziness