Thursday, June 18, 2015

CYOT Photo Contest Entry #1 for The Empress

According to Biddy Tarot:
"The Empress is the archetypal Earth Mother, the Anima, the Feminine Principle, Demeter, Freyja and the Goddess of Fertility. Ruled by Venus, the planet of love, creativity, fertility, art, harmony, luxury, beauty and grace."

The Empress Meaning: Fertility, femininity, beauty, nature, abundance

For those who do not know me well here is a fact about me; I read tarot and have since I was 16.  Its something I do.  I don't charge for it.  I just do it.  Now, I do it more for inner exploration of the self more than divination.  I am learning Lenormand Oracle for divination as I find it more direct with its answers.  Anyways, I have been contemplating actually submitting anything for the CYOT event contest because I am not a Photoshop maven.  LOL.  I forget the hot keys for doing special things and it takes me forever to do something simple.  So I keep my time using it very limited.  Haha.  Those entries for the contest are damn gorgeous and intimidating too.  But I decided to just do this for fun!  Anyways, whether you are familiar with the Tarot or not, The Empress card is the motherly, matriarchy card.  She is loving, nurturing, fertile and generous.  She is usually depicted with opulence, in a fertile garden or lush forest and sometimes she is depicted as pregnant like my image below.  To me, The Empress is Mother Earth.  The ultimate mother who cares for all her children (humans, animals, plants, etc).  She gives without regret and loves unconditionally.  She is connected to the spiritual/occult world and is fertile and feminine.  The crown she wears shows her connection to that spiritual world and the butterflies and pregnant belly represent her fertility, femininity and her connection to nature.  I hope you enjoy my interpretation of The Empress

The Empress – Sugarfairy88 – MAIN Contest – 1

CREDITS:

Dress: Daddy's Cherished Princess Maternity by Dirty Princess
Hair: Ivy Group Gift by Entwined *New*

Crown: The Empress in Teal by Little Llama @ CYOT *New*
Hair Butterfly: Forest's Tale Sweet Butterfly by +Half-Deer+
Small Body Butterflies: Butterfly Buddies 2 VIP Members Gift by Epic
Hand Bracelet:
No Half Stepping Butterfly Tigers Eye by Roped Passions
Skin: Aria Skin in Autumn by Pumec @ IDK *New*

Freckles: Amy Freckles by Arise
Lipstick by Nova
Mouth by Loud Mouth
Body by Maitreya
Eyeshadow by Dazed
Hands by Slink