I am the Empress

Took an interesting little quiz today to find out what tarot card represents you.

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

On a different, sadder note; my poor Sooky seems to be passing from our physical realm to join his ancestors. We think he has renal (kidney) failure, but I wasn’t going to pay over 500$ to have tests and whatnot done. If it is his time to leave us, he will leave us. And with renal failure, they end up getting dehydrated which is what ends up killing them. It isn’t painful in a physical sense, it just makes them feel ill, unwell. I’ve been rubbing soft food on his upper lip to get him to eat something and get some moisture in him. He seems to be doing better, but I’m not holding unrealistic expectations.
I did some research into renal failure in cats, and a big part of the reason it happens is because cats are naturally desert animals, they get most of their water from the animals they kill and eat. Many of us only feed cats hard kibble, and even if they do drink lots of water from the dish, they still get 20-30% less moisture than if they were eating meat. I found a good soft food for them (my other kitty, Princess, will continue with the soft food/hard food diet after Mr. Sooky has passed on), which contains no grain.
Sadly, Princess doesn’t recognize Sooky’s smell anymore, so she’s been growling and hissing at him if they’re too close to each other. They were great friends up until this point.


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