Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Empress

April 20th - May 20th

My story:

Back in August 2008, after our overdue honeymoon, when my husband and I first started talking about having children, we went to a seven-hour Mess to celebrate Assumption of Mary. That same day I pulled out "card of the day" and I got Empress. The white dove on the card was the dove that came to Mary right after immaculate conception. And I got that card specifically on the day when everyone celebrates Virgin Mary and all those who wishes to get pregnant ask her blessing. I took it as a sign that perhaps I should ask too:)

Now, almost 3 years later, when my son is about to turn one, I realized the true meaning of the car. The Empress denotes time frame from April 20th to May 20th and Assumption of Mary takes place on August 15th. Exactly one year from the day I pulled out the Empress card, I conceived - sometime in August 2009, and my due date was May 17th according to me and May 20th according to my doctor. My son, Alejandro, was born May 13th.

General Meaning:

Represents fertile time, the end of April and better part of May, also signifies beginning of something whether you are ready or not. Motherhood, fertility

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