4 – The Emperor:
Keywords: Authority, order, law, society, organization of scattered energy
I sometimes have trouble really liking this card. He is the stern authoritarian father figure… although, I tend to take this image probably due to the stern visage my own father often wore… I have to remind myself that this card brings order and stability… that he is a loving protector. The Emperor is sometimes considered the Empress’ counterpart or mate. Where she is giving and nurturing, he is stern and immovable. The many Rams on his throne are a link to Aries. He embodies the Law and societies expectations as taught to us by our fathers… He can bring together many parts into a cohesive whole.
The Emperor card #4
Zodiac Sign – Aries
Support, Stability and Order, Self Discipline and Practical Efforts brings Success, Coordinating, Provider, Ability to Shoulder Responsibility, Sticking to a Plan, Reliable and Devoted, Being Organized, Loose Ends should be tied up, Structure, Honest/Trustworthy, Strength of Will, Games are Played by Rules, Applying Reason, Being in Control / Exerting Control, Bringing Security and Comfort, Creating Order Out of Chaos, Head of the Household, Professional Success, Operating from Sound Principles, Stubborn, Applying Rules or Guidelines, Goals can be Reached, Fathering, Confident, Power/Authority/Leadership, Protecting and Defending, Giving Discipline, Logic Over Emotion, Dependable, Like a Rock, Setting Standards of Behavior, Primary Breadwinner, A Highly Capable Person,
The Emperor can Represent an Encounter with Authority
Lack of Ambition, Mean, Problems with your Father, Husband, or Another Authority Figure, Lack of Self-Control, Feeling Powerless, Rebellion, Someone with a Need for Control, Lack of Self-Respect, Abuse of Power, Lack of Strength, Bossy, Disregarding the Opposite Sex, Immaturity, Untrustworthy, A Loss of Perspective in a Situation, A Dominant Forceful Partner, An Insecure Man Throwing His Weight Around, Failure to Control Petty Emotions, Loss of Authority or Power, Can Say Hurtful Words, Battles with Officials, Irresponsible, Over Dependent, Manipulative Friends or Colleagues., Inability to Reach Goals, Shows Contempt for Any Kind of Order and Rules, Confusion.
The Emperor can Mean that Either You Or a Man of Influence in your Life is Using Bullying Tactics and Being Overbearing