Tarot of the Week: IV The Emperor

After meeting the female dominant queen of the universe the fool stumbles upon her male counterpart. He is powerful and represents structure and authority. His stern attitude compliments the sensuous feminine Empress. He is pictured with a white beard to show wisdom in authority. He holds an Ankh in his right hand and an orb in his left, this combination shows his power and authority over life and the universe.

Breakdown of Osiris:

Astrology: Ariesa48cbf0adf4ade4c2280b86b54e0f251

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Numerology: 4

Herb: Atractylodes

Color: Purple

Animals: Eagle, Frog & Ram

MEANING: The placement of this card is important, it can represent the querent or someone in their life. The emperor is the protector and provider that lays down the law and sets the rules. When this card is in a reading it can be referring to a strict father figure, in the past position this could be an indicator of success in the future or present for the querent. He is systematic, strategic and can turn chaos into a careful structured plan. With the Emperor in a reading the querent has a real fire to accomplish their goals and see them illuminated in the physical realm. Prepare for status, recognition and success with this card in the future positions. This is a card of success, of dominance over heart and mind.

  • Solid foundation
  • Authority
  • Protection
  • Conviction
  • Father Figure
  • Structure

REVERSED MEANING: This card reversed can represent complete childishness. He will use his temper and charm combined for selfish means. Something could be blocking the person in authority, energy and charisma could be shut off for some reason. Worst of all this card upside down can lead to everything falling apart. There is no more chance for growth, success has slipped through the querent’s fingers and all will suffer.

  • Inflexibility
  • Rigidity
  • Excessive Control
  • Domination
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