The Emperor – Tarot Card Meaning – Major Arcana Card Number 4 (IV)

Description of The Empress Tarot Card:

The Emperor is a man who seems to be in full control. He has a stern and stoic look. This hair and beard are white. This indicates he is experienced and mature. He is father and a protector of those who seek his help.

The Emperor is wearing a red robe reflecting his huge energy. He is wearing armour beneath the robe as if he is in a war. He has a staff in one hand. The staff has the sign of mars – depicting male energy. He has a golden ball in the other hand indicating female energy. So both, male and female energy are in this control. The emperor is wearing a golden crown with precious gems. This shows his position and power.

The Emperor is sitting on a stone throne. The throne is adorned with 4 ram heads. Ram is the symbol of Aries and Mars. This once again shows the connection of the Emperor card with Mars. This also indicates that the emperor is very string and has the strength of beasts.

Behind the emperor are dry mountains. They reflect his strong determination and firmness. There flows a small river below the mountains. This shows that the inspite of his tough exterior, the Emperor has a soft heart.

Upright “The Emperor” Tarot Card meaning:

Upright “The Emperor” card indicates male energy, strength, protection, father, leadership

When “The Emperor” card indicates that its time to take charge of the situation. You will have the strength and courage to do so. It also shows that be there a fight, you will be protected.  It asks to lead the group.

Reverse or Upside-down “The Emperor” Tarot Card Meaning:

Reverse meaning of “The Emperor” card indicates lack of leadership, lack of self-control, vulnerability

When “The Emperor” card appears upside down in a reading, it shows vulnerability. There is a chance of you getting harmed as there is not enough protection. Hence, its time to keep away from skirmish.  Also, you should evaluate the situation and create backup plans.

The Emperor card indicates lack of leadership. If you are involved in a project, there are chances that it will not fructify as expected. You should revaluate the project team and reorganize it to give direction.

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