Does The Empress mean yes or no in a Tarot reading? What is it trying to tell you?
The Empress always means yes when asked a yes or no question. However, there’s some much deeper advice to be divined from this card to help you get what you want sooner.
A major arcana is almost always a good sign for this kind of question but we do ourselves (and the Tarot) a disservice if we ignore the full message, even in a yes or no Tarot reading. The cards want to help you – if we dive a little deeper we can unlock some real advice.
Does The Empress Mean Yes or No?
Overall it means yes however a major arcana doesn’t arrive without reason and there are plenty of other cards that could simply tell you to be positive. The Empress can be a highly complex card. A symbol of high-energy abundance it’s always a sign of opportunity before you but what you do now will dictate how quickly you see your path open up.
If we scratch just a little below the surface and look at the position and the focus of your question we can speed your way towards getting what you want.
Upright The Empress as Yes or No Question
Yes, but be creative.
If there was one main message of this card it’s that you’re being called to be creative. Explore your institution and creative spirit and allow yourself to look at things from a new angle. There might be a way forward that you simply hadn’t considered before.
You’re facing a time of plenty. A time of opportunity and abundance. If you’re able to take advantage of the path you’re on it could lead to even more success you hadn’t even expected. The Empress upright also suggests that you should focus on your feminine side – on being nurturing and supportive.
Reversed The Empress as Yes or No Question
Yes, but a warning.
Reversed, The Empress card carries a warning. There is still an opportunity before you but you’re being held back from it by your inability to look creatively at obstacles. This might not even be something you’re consciously aware of.
Sometimes this block can stem from over-dependence on someone or something else. While this might be comforting in the short term, it’s not helping you move on and get what you want. You don’t need to entirely remove yourself from this person or thing but you do need to make your own independent decisions.
It might be time to find something that makes you feel fulfilled and gives you a feeling of purpose.
Beyond a Single Card
One single card is only able to give us so much and The Empress can be complex. We can dig deeper with a free Tarot reading to unlock the full message from the Tarot for you. Take a few moments with me and I’ll have you a complete spread within an hour.
Upright Empress as Yes or No for Love
For your love life, an upright Empress card tells you that your feminine qualities are in harmony with the world around you. You are nurturing, fertile, and abundant. This is a time of growth and plenty in your love life. Whether you’re currently in a relationship or single and open to the universe sending you a true connection.
The fertility symbology of the Empress card speaks for itself. The card for nurturing abundance doesn’t herald a one-night stand but, instead, an important connection that will have a major impact on your life.
Reversed Empress as Yes or No for Love
Yes, but maybe some changes are needed.
Reversed, The Empress is still a fantastic sign for your love life but is often a little misunderstood. In this position, it’s the symbol of over-dependence. This can be indicative of a relationship where one person is too dependent on the other, or where one partner tries to control the other completely.
While this would not be a healthy relationship dynamic the meaning for a yes or no question is a little different. There are other cards in the deck that could simply indicate a bad relationship and this is a major card. The answer is still a potential yes but you just need to work on your own self-reliance and inner-strength a little more before getting what you want.
This will help to create a stronger, healthier foundation for your love life.
Upright Empress as Yes or No for Advice
Yes! Stay on course!
If you’re asking for advice, The Empress is saying yes things are looking good and you should keep on your path. Whatever you’ve been doing up until this point is working so now is not the time to let anyone or anything lead you off course.
Things are looking good. Keep a balanced approach to the rest of your life and nurture your own progression as well as your relationships to others but don’t let them influence you to change your own desires.
Reversed Empress as Yes or No for Advice
Yes, if you take matters into your own hands.
Reversed this card becomes an interesting message for advice. There’s huge potential before you and things are looking good but, in order to get what you want, you’re going to need to not rely on someone else to make it happen. Take matters into your own hands. You may be feeling unsupported or helpless at the moment but the universe has your back.
You don’t need to cast everyone aside from your life, just take advantage of your own inner power and abilities more so that you can push forward together and not be so reliant on others to get you where you want to go. You may need to connect with the natural world more, in order to find balance and a sense of abundance. Nurture yourself, and allow yourself the freedom to try new things.
Ask yourself what you need in order to feel supported, and work towards getting what you want.
Upright Empress as Yes or No for Career and Finance
Yes! The card of abundance is here!
The Empress is the card of abundance and it can absolutely refer to financial or career success. If you’re asking the Tarot for advice the message is clear. You have all the resources you need to be successful. You may have to put in some extra effort, but ultimately, the Empress assures you that everything will work out in your favor.
There is big potential ahead. Wherever you focus your time, energy and focus you’ll see success. Nurture your desires and don’t just wait for them, your effort will be rewarded.
Reversed Empress as Yes or No for Career and Finance
No… not unless you make some changes.
In this position, the card can be more of a warning.
A major arcana still means there’s potential here and that’s the kind of abundance most people wouldn’t even try and achieve but it tells me that you are not taking advantage of your natural gifts or that you are not trusting in the universe’s abundance. It’s likely you’re tying your success too closely to someone else’s.
While that person might want the best for you, they’re maybe not able to get you where you want to go. That doesn’t mean you need to cut them out, just rely on yourself to achieve your goals and take them along for the ride for a change. Hard work and dedication will be rewarded. The Empress encourages you to stay positive, optimistic, and if you do make some changes you can get what you want.
The Empress for Trust: Should You Trust Them?
Upright: Trust them.
Reversed: Trust yourself.
If you’re asking the Tarot whether or not you should trust someone the position of the card really matters. The Empress is a symbol of femininity, nurturing, fertility, and abundance. She is a card of trustworthiness and reliability and upright this is a good sign you can put your faith in someone.
Reversed it’s more of a symbol that you should trust yourself first. It doesn’t mean that you can’t trust the other person, just don’t allow yourself to over-rely on them and put yourself first, for the moment at least.