|The Lady (Druidcraft Tarot)|
Taurus, though Venus’ rulership, is often seen as the sensual sign of the zodiac. In the tarot, Venus is associated with The Empress – called The Lady in the Druidcraft - who in many images is depicted as a pregnant woman, basking in nature and in the element of Earth. Sometimes we see a Horn of Plenty, representing abundance – a very Taurean concept. The Lady cradles one in her left arm, while in her left she holds a sheaf of wheat. There’s a sense of stability here in earthy Taurus, as well as contentment through being comfortable physically.
Venus brings awareness of the feminine and the principle of attraction – new relationships and marriage can be indicated by this card. Add the earthiness of Taurus and we have the idea of fertility and also motherhood, from birth through to maturity of the child. The waterfall beside her represents the union of female and male necessary to create a child. Creating life – procreation - is not the only possibility, of course. The Empress represents birth and nurturing of all creative processes.
Druidcraft Tarot created by Philip Carr-Gomm and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, illustrated by Will Worthington, published by Connections