The Emperor represents regulation, governing and authority. He is the father figure of the Tarot.

In this past position, he represents a paternal influence, one that embraces conservative values. He could also represent a teacher who taught you lessons that still help you today.

This card is associated with Fire and Aries in a wider sense, and keywords that are associated with The Emperor are:

CBD Interpretation

Card 4. The Emperor: Practical and material achievements. Matters relating to the workplace or source of income. Authority and control, a commanding position. A protective father figure, patron or sponsor. Assertiveness. Military affairs.

Inverse: Belligerence, violence, trying to solve things by brute force. Dictatorship. Possibility of sexual abuse. Difficulty in coping with a dominant father figure. Denial and hiding of internal weaknesses.

Message: show leadership and responsibility.

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