The Empress certainly enjoys her material comforts! she has everything...plush pillows for comfort, an abundance of food from a harvest which is always bountiful, The Empress has everything she needs in life. She enjoys life immensely! The Empress is materialistic, but very generous with her material pleasures unless she is out of balance. in that case, she has the potential to be greedy. The Empress reminds us of the abundance we have. she reminds us that sometimes we need to be comfortable....we need to kick back at times and enjoy our earthly pleasures. during times of material discomfort, she encourages us to focus on comfort and pleasure. there is sexual energy involved with The Empress. strongly feminine, her sexuality.... everything about her speaks of abundance and material comfort....generosity. living the good life..appreciating the good times and recognizing them. having what she needs, The Empress can show a time of great emotional satisfaction...of contentment. She represents motherhood, knowing how to love in different ways other than what is sensual. in these ways, The Empress can give birth to new concepts and ideas. She is the giver of life....known as "the mother of thousands." she speaks of life essence...that which she knows she possesses. she is the "entrance" of life..