Thursday, August 25, 2016


Episode 66 of The Eye of Horus podcast recently compared the primarchs of the Horus Heresy with major arcana cards of the tarot.  The card compared with Fulgrim was the Empress

It does seem a good match for Fulgrim, all things considered.  While it's highly doubtful to me that the similarities are intentional, it certainly might be plausible that the primarchs represent certain indelible archetypes, which the tarot is also likely to tap into.

The Empress is described as sitting on a throne wearing a starry crown, holding a scepter in one hand.  She has the emblem of Venus, a starry crown, a throne in the middle of a field of grain, and a waterfall.

The Empress is a symbol of fertility, growth from the natural world, and what one knows from the heart.  She represents the concepts of:


  • giving birth
  • nourishing life
  • nurturing and caring for others
  • cherishing the world
  • expressing tenderness
  • working with children

welcoming abundance
  • enjoying extravagance
  • receiving lavish reward
  • luxuriating in plenty
  • having more than enough
  • feeling rich

experiencing the senses
  • giving and receiving pleasure
  • focusing on the body
  • appreciating beauty
  • feeling vibrantly healthy
  • being earthy
  • doing physical activity

responding to Nature
  • relating to plants and animals
  • embracing the natural
  • feeling connected to the Earth
  • going outdoors
  • harmonizing with natural rhythms

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