The Empress is card III of the Major Arcana in the Tarot. Mothering, sheltering, nurturing. Deals more with the physical realm, concerning material goods. Reversed can be smothering, restricting, overbearing. Hence the Ivy at the bottom. Too much of anything is not a good thing.
7x9 Watercolors on board
This image is part of a gryphon themed tarot deck project I am currently working on.
Image is © Kristen Buckner 2009