Lessons from the Empress

A Tarot Workbook for Self-Care and Creative Growth

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“Lessons from the Empress calls to the part of us that we are so often told to shut off and tidy up and suppress. It asks us to arrange a bed of flowers. It asks us to breathe in the color and speak in music. What Plouff and Snow have done in this book is forged a candle-lit pathway — accessible and encouraging, inclusive and actionable — that you can call your own. It balances instruction with reader autonomy. Its beauty is found in its absolute devotion to the creative spirit, welcoming interpretation and self-dialogue, and creating confidence through your journey.” —Lisa Marie Basile, author of Light Magic for Dark Times, City Witchery, and The Magical Writing Grimoire
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Details

Size

6 x 9

Format

Paperback

Pub. Date

10/01/2022

ISBN

978-1-57863-793-5

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Cassandra Snow

    Cassandra Snow is a professional tarot card reader and has practiced and studied magick for over fifteen years. She has a special interest in queer theory, history, and culture. Snow teaches classes on Queering the Tarot and Tarot for Beginners, and coaches new and intermediate tarot readers. She runs Gadfly Theatre Productions, a queer and feminist theatre company, and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit her at cassandra-snow.com.

  • Foreword by Lisa Marie Basile

  • Author Siri Vincent Plouff

Lessons from the Empress offers a hands-on guidebook to better mental and spiritual wellness. When the world needs these lessons the most, Snow and Plouff come through for us all.” —Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot
 
The Empress tarot card is the key to understanding how creative expression is the foundation of true self-care. Our authentic self, this abundant space, is not something we go find—it’s something we create. Lessons from the Empress will guide you on an exploration of the five phases of self-care: Major Arcana—spiritual self-care; the Wands—self-awareness; the Swords—self-expression; the Cups—self-love; the Pentacles—self-confidence.
 
In Lessons from the Empress, with the Empress as your guide, you’ll learn how to practice self-care and self-discovery in several ways:

  • See the Empress as a metaphor for your personal journey
  • Get in touch with who you are at your core
  • Take an active role in protecting your own well-being and happiness
  • Use easy-to-follow magical rituals, tarot spreads, and creativity exercises to embrace your true self and express that self to the world

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“Lessons from the Empress calls to the part of us that we are so often told to shut off and tidy up and suppress. It asks us to arrange a bed of flowers. It asks us to breathe in the color and speak in music. What Plouff and Snow have done in this book is forged a candle-lit pathway — accessible and encouraging, inclusive and actionable — that you can call your own. It balances instruction with reader autonomy. Its beauty is found in its absolute devotion to the creative spirit, welcoming interpretation and self-dialogue, and creating confidence through your journey.” —Lisa Marie Basile, author of Light Magic for Dark Times, City Witchery, and The Magical Writing Grimoire
“In Lessons from the Empress, authors Cassandra Snow and Siri Plouff have offered a unique and deep exploration of the tarot using the archetype of the Empress as your guide in your journey toward self-care and creative growth. As you move through the workbook, you'll find magical rituals, suggestions for self-care, unique Tarot spreads, and generous creative prompts, all woven together beautifully to support and nurture your spirit. The message here: be indulgent, make art, and let magic enter every area of your life! This is the book we all need in today's turbulent times." —Theresa Reed, author of Twist Your Fate
 
In Lessons from the Empress, Snow and Plouff go beyond the Empress's superficial social media meme to show that embracing the archetype isn't just about crystals and bubble baths. It's an act of digging deep into your soul to find your authentic, creative, and bountiful self. —Rashunda Tramble, co-author of The Numinous Tarot Guide: A New Way to Read the Cards
 
In Lessons from the Empress, Snow and Plouff have combined their considerable wealth of knowledge to share powerful and useful tips on integrating creativity into daily life through the use of tarot cards. From reminding us that creativity is our birthright to providing a self-care equation tying in all four suits of the deck, this book is packed with personal stories, original tarot spreads, and helpful insights on using the cards for inspiration, expression, and discovery. Lessons from the Empress is an excellent resource for anyone looking for inclusive, accessible methods for integrating tarot into their creative workings. —Meg Jones Wall, author of Finding the Fool: A Tarot Journey to Radical Transformation
 
Lessons from the Empress brings tarot to life! With a pack of cards in hand, this is your guidebook to better mental and spiritual wellness. When the world needs these lessons the most, Snow and Plouff come through for us all.” —Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot