Empress Card Pairing Exercise Part 2 – The Suit of Wands
This Exercise is all about making rapid connections between cards when they appear in a spread together. In this example I chose The Empress as the focus card with all subsequent cards needing to refer back to her. Instead of attempting to work with all the potential interpretations for the Empress, I decided to settle on one word for her – Woman. From there I went rapidly through each Card in the Wands Suit of The Minor Arcana, not allowing myself to dwell for too long on what they might imply. The combinations or pairings below could have numerous alternative interpretations applied to them, but this is not about making them relevant for a particular reading, just getting the brain to make connections through free association. Why not try it yourself. You could build on this exercise by going back over it, each time adding a new connection. You might try using another focus word for the Empress as your starting base. Connections can be based on traditional tarot interpretations, intuitive responses, imagery, symbolism, numerology, free association. Just find a way that works for you. We may come back to this again to add a third card into the mix. I will continue this exercise with The Cups Suit of The Minor Arcana and post when completed.
Empress/Ace of Wands – A Go Getting, Self-Starter Woman – Rx – A Woman With No Get Up And Go
Empress/Two of Wands – A Woman Discontent With/Seeking To Change Her Circumstances – Rx A Woman Resigned To Her Circumstances.
Empress/Three or Wands – A Progressive Forward Looking Woman – Rx A Regressive Woman lacking In Vision
Empress/Four of Wands – A Woman With Much To Celebrate – Rx A Woman With Much To Moan About
Empress/Five of Wands – A Disruptive Rebellious Woman – Rx A Cooperative Woman
Empress/Six Of Wands – A Woman At The Top of Her Game – Rx A Woman On Her Way To The Top
Empress/Seven of Wands – A Woman of Great Courage and Conviction – Rx A Brow-Beaten Woman
Empress/Eight of Wands – A Woman Ahead Of The Game/Leading The Field – Rx A Woman Who Missed The Mark/Didn’t Make The Grade
Empress/Nine of Wands – A Battle-Hardened Woman – Rx A Woman With No Fight Left In Her/Depleted
Empress/Ten of Wands – A Woman Continuing To Push Forward Regardless – Rx A Woman Flogging A Dead Horse/Insurmountable Problems.
Empress/Page of Wands – An Inspiring Free-Spirited Woman – Rx A Frustrated Restrained Woman
Empress/Knight of Wands – An Adventurous Wanderlust Woman – Rx A Flighty Irresponsible Woman
Empress/Queen of Wands – A Friendly Helpful Woman – Rx An Interfering Manipulative Woman
Empress/King of Wands – A Highly-Principled Enterprising Woman – Rx A Brash Ruthlessly Ambitious Woman