The Empress is a symbol of creativity, the nurturing that leads to abundance and prosperity. Therefore, it is no surprise that many non-traditional Tarot decks choose to portray her as the Earth Mother. But it is its South American counterpart, the Pachamama, that inspires the design of this Empress. Underneath a coat of cherry blossoms, she wears the traditional poncho and accessories of Andean tribes, and the feminine Yin symbol on her neck. The element of Water, previously used in the High Priestess, comes into full bloom here as a lush river.