I began this painting on the Spring Equinox. As I painted it I watched the blossoms on the tree across from my studio burst open and the bulbs flower. How perfect for this card of fertility, growth and beauty. Venus; her symbol has been dazzling in the evening sky.

The Empress represents the great mother - she nurtures and provides. She rules through love and embraces all of life. The Empress' sensuous nature loves beauty and art. She creates harmony between spirit and matter. She is the Queen of creation.