3. The Empress

"He's not your son," said Sirius quietly.
"He's as good as," said Mrs. Weasley fiercely. "Who else has he got?" - OotP5

Harry Potter Tarot - The Empress
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The Empress is a warm mother figure. She represents nature and Earth; from her comes all life. This card is nurturing and loving, and encourages celebration of the joys of life.

Without a doubt, Molly Weasley is the most prominent mother figure in the books. Not only does she have seven children herself, but she even expands her love to the orphaned Harry. Though she is rather ferocious when her children get into trouble, her love for her family (and extended members) is boundless.

Art notes:
The lush, fertile environment of the Empress reflects her abundant, productive nature; this is reflected in the green, overgrown garden of the Burrow. The Rider-Waite Empress bears a wand topped by a globe representing the world; here Mrs. Weasley carries a ladle - a symbol of both a mother's authority and generosity.

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