September 2000 Passage
From Jason Lotterhand's Thursday Night Tarot, page 50:
Fortunately, the Divine Mother loves us all, great and small. In the next key, she appears to us as The Empress, who represents the entire natural support system that keeps us going on a day-to-day basis. The whole idea of fertility and growth is almost the polar opposite of The High Priestess and yet they are two aspects of the same thing. The High Priestess represents mind in its most abstract aspect, while The Empress represents mind in its active aspect. The High Priestess knows everything; The Empress does everything.
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