About the Book
This is the third book from the series Tarot Decoded by Ella Jo Street.
Traditionally interpreted as the Mother Figure in a person's life, Ella Jo looks into the mythological and psychological background of this loaded figure. In her analysis of The Empress card, she traces this important figure from ancient roots, revealing the journey of the archetype to its place in the Modern Tarot.
Describing the many versions of this figure through time and linking up the archetype with psychology, the author gives insight into how the nurturing Goddess has created the archetype for human identity and its development. Knowledge has been gathered from a wide range of resources to assist in a thorough interpretation of the Empress Tarot Card.
Tracing the emergence of the Mother Goddess from prehistory to later societies, research includes a wide range of ancient cultures and medieval folk lore in Europe. Alongside are tarot connections made to the Tree of Life and a corresponding view from Transactional Analysis and Jungian theory.
The book gives a rounded view of the Empress to deeply enrich the Reader's understanding of the cardm and contains material for Tarot training and anthropological research.
The seasons turn and the work challenges and delights me. Music and songs and laughter. One day I will be gone. Dust. What will remain of me? my words, my music. I cast my treasures at eternity and hope something will stick. I have learned to believe in myself. Tarot. Believe me - it has a structure. If you are lost it will give you a framework without interfering with your beliefs. I want peace and evolution for mankind and to get these books published for a better retail price. Music and writing will always my passion. I advocate culture as Roerich saw it - art for the people, a colourful stimulating, inclusive world. Gentleness is a strength - as water pours a groove through stone in the passage of time. Be gentle. It is easy to forget your forefathers - those who died of TB, in famines, in wars. Life is a gift - don't waste it dreaming or scheming. Educate yourself. Be gentle and enjoy your life. One day I found myself, and I can't believe I got there. If I can, anyone can.