The image is actually of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Still, it has a somewhat Madonna-esque feel to it, which fits nicely with more traditional ideas of the Empress as a mothering figure. I get a sense of female sensuality, wisdom and creativity based on the colours of her robes - green for growth, red for passion, yellow for enlightenment.
The quote is interesting, too: "Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things." - Denis Diderot. This certainly speaks to me of creativity, and what fires it.
Obviously, motherhood is currently my main passion. I haven't entirely forgotten my Masters, though, for which I still have to write the dissertation. I struggled with a topic for a long while, changing several times. Now, though, I think I've found a way to make it include tarot, so my passion is engaged ;D
I am grateful for creativity, mine and that of others.