Golden Dawn Title of The Empress The Daughter of the Mighty Ones
Divinatory Meanings of The Empress
Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.
Action, Plan, Undertaking, Movement in a matter, Initiative.
Inaction, Frittering away power, Want of Concentration, Vacillation.
Correct design of The Empress
A crowned woman
Hebrew letter Daleth – D
The Wife. Alchemical Salt. The Gate of the Equilibrium of the Universe Daleth = The Wife. Alchemical Salt. The Gate Lamed = Equilibrium Tau = Universe
Daleth, a Door, refers to the position of the path as joining Chokmah and Binah. It is the gate of the Supernals. Again, it is the letter of Venus; and shows the sexual symbolism. The shape suggests the porch of a doorway, or a porched tent-flap.
Path of Wisdom
The Fourteenth Path is the Illuminating Intelligence, and is so called because it is the founder of the concealed and fundamental ideas of holiness.
Deities associated with The Empress
Goddess of Love
Goddess of Love
Flora and Fauna of The Empress
Emerald is the colour of Venus in the King Scale.
Turquoise is the blue of Venus in the Queen Scale, but its tendency is to fade into green. When it does this its value is destroyed, and this reminds us of the external splendour and internal corruption of Nogah.
The Sparrow is traditional to Venus.
The Pelican is specifically mentioned in Crowley’s Empress in the Book of Thoth.
The Apple is traditionally appropriate to Venus on account of the legend of the Fall. there are however various traditions concerning the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
The Peach belongs to Venus on account of its soft beauty and sweetness, the external splendour of its bloom being easily brushed off, its tendency to rot and the prussic acid in its kernel.
The Fig is Venusian on account of its sexual symbolism.
Magical Attributions of The Empress
The Girdle is the traditional weapon of Venus. It represents the ornament of beauty. When it is untied it can be used to bind and blindfold the candidate. It thus represents the power of fascination by love.
Colour Scales of The Empress
Knight Colour Scale
Queen Colour Scale
Prince Colour Scale
Early Spring Green
Princess Colour Scale
Bright Rose or cerise, rayed pale Green.
The defect of Venus is its tendency to romance (rose or cerise) – “External Splendour” Nogah. It is perfected by reality and usefulness – the emerald of vegetable life and growth.