The Empress Within

is creating a tarot deck with watercolor illustrations

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My name is Sophie Marie, I am a tarot consultant, author, and watercolor artist. I use my personal experience and knowledge to teach women how to turn adversity into abundance and create the life of their dream. 

Aside from giving private consultations, I teach in-person workshops and online courses on tarot and other spiritual practices through my business, The Empress Within. I chose to name my business after the Empress tarot card because she represents, to me, a woman who is strong, powerful and resilient, but also beautiful, graceful, loving, forgiving and abundant. I believe the Empress lives in every woman, and we can create our best lives once we learn how to draw her out and allow her to embody us. 

I recently published my first book, You Hold the Cards, a beginner's guide that highlights my secular, non-psychic approach to tarot. I am currently working on a second book, the topic of which will be manifestation. 

I am a self-taught watercolor artist, and have decided to combine my love for painting with my passion for tarot by creating and illustrating a tarot-based affirmation deck. The deck will include the twenty-two Major Arcana cards, with minimalistic designs that encompass the traditional symbolism of tarot, as well as an affirmation derived from each card. 

When I am not consulting with clients, writing, or painting, you will find me reading, cooking, spending time at the beach, doing yoga, playing with my cats or my dog, or cuddled on the couch with my girlfriend in front of a supernatural Netflix or Hulu series (or, most of the time, Spongebob and Phineas and Ferb). 

I was born in Beyrouth, Lebanon, spent time in Paris and Montréal, and lived for over a decade in Washington, DC. I identify as French, Lebanese and American, and now call Norfolk, Virginia my home. 

By joining me on Patreon, you will be supporting a small, immigrant- and LGBT-owned business that aspires to improve women's lives through spiritual and holistic practices that help them learn self-love, transform the adversity in their life into abundance, and understand their purpose. Your patronage will help me cover expenses related to writing books, maintaining my website, designing my watercolor tarot deck, and reaching a larger number of people by promoting my business on social media. 

Thank you so much for your support!

Much love,

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