I’ve written interpretations for every card in the Wild Unknown Tarot. As the box of the deck states, there are no rights or wrongs. These are simply my perspectives on the tarot card meanings. I hope you find them useful!
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In the Empress card of the Wild Unknown tarot, we are met with a night scene. Remember that the High Priestess was also cloaked in darkness. Night time in the Wild Unknown seems to be associated with the realm of the feminine, signifying mysteries and inward-moving energy.
The card is dominated by an expansive tree, a waning crescent moon peeking out above. The colorful tree stands out against the black of the sky. It could serve as a safe haven from the darkness beyond. The edges of the tree are brimming with pink, red and purple life. The colors evoke blossoms and fruit – signs of the Empress’ role in creating and sustaining life.
Note that this is a deciduous tree, which will go through the repeating cycle of life. This tree will have color in autumn, lose leaves in winter, and then burst forth with new leaves and blossoms in the spring, bearing fruit in the summer. It is an apt way to show the nurturing, abundant, life-affirming energy of the Empress.