The Emperor (4) Tarot Card Meaning

The Emperor Tarot Card Keywords: Power, Structure, Authority, Masculinity

The Emperor is good at being imaginative, creative, and instinctual, but to control a kingdom one must be alert, brave, and aggressive.

The Emperor is the symbol of masculinity, which brings structure, rules, and systems into existence to bring you inner knowledge. You need to pursue your goals methodically and strategically, using your logical side in order to get ahead.

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Have you found yourself in a powerful position recently? Are people looking up to you, listening to your thoughts and words? Perhaps you are providing support and structure to those around you.

There is a reason you are here – you have worked hard and deserve the attention that you are getting. However, you must know that with this power comes responsibility. You are in a position of power, and have to give this position the respect that it deserves. People are relying on your right now.

The Emperor Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

When reversed, The Emperor suggests that there is someone in your life who is domineering and not giving you the freedom that you need. This may be someone at work, or in your home life. They are The Emperor in a negative form – too much power and too much control. This is stifling your progress.

This person could be you. Are you behaving in a controlling manner, that is ultimately unhealthy and destructive? Is this controlling behavior affecting you and your loved ones?

It is time to step back and look at what you can do in order to relax and express yourself in a healthy and positive way.