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The Emperor
Tarot Card by Card: The Emperor - Tarot Card Meanings

Keywords: Order, structure, authority, power, boss, masculine, father, ownership, autonomy

Attributes: Aries

General meaning:  The Emperor represents stability, order, and dominion. When this stern fellow shows up in your reading, issues of power and control may be at play.  This is one of my favorite cards to see when asking about business success – it indicates achievement through hard work and discipline.  Often the Emperor can represent dealings with authority figures – whether that represents your boss or dear old dad, it’s all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T for da man.  If you’re the one in that power position?  Time to boss up and command respect.  Don’t be a square.  (PS this is a positive indicator for marriage too!)

Reversed:  Uh oh – here we go from order to disorder, from power to power trippin’, from authority to tyranny.  What seems secure turns oppressive and shaky.  A coup may be possible.  Now is the time to get your act together, to work towards stability.  Get the ego out of the way and get down to some serious business.  Weak leadership leads to weak sauce in any endeavor.  If this represents a male in your life, he could be a total control freak.  Run.

Affirmation:  “I am my own authority.”

Theme song: “Like A Boss” by Slim Thug

Journaling prompt:  Recall a time in your life when you felt totally in control of events. What did you do to get into that position?  How did you feel?  Grab that journal and write it out, playa.


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2013

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