The Emperor Tarot Card Meanings



The Emperor

The appearance of The Emperor shows us that domination of the mind over the heart is sometimes necessary even though it is not wanted. In fact he should be welcomed and that is what you must think about when he appears.

When hard choices must be made it's important to maintain your concentration and focus. The Emperor signals this but he also signals that now is a time you should find it easier to make hard choices.

Enjoy the assertiveness and confidence that this self-control and focus brings. Forge ahead and do what you know is best. If you can master yourself then you should have little problem mastering most of the other obstacles that life throws at you.



It looks as though a kind, older man may be part of your scenario. This could be a work colleague, or your father or a father-type figure. Perhaps he will be interested in you romantically. If so, don't rule him out, just because of his age.

You may feel that this man rules with an iron fist and that he can be frustrating at times. Despite that he is trying to help you to see that rules have their place and their reasons, and you will come out all the better for it.

Above all else, this man teaches - without even trying, perhaps - the benefits of structure and logic ruling over the emotions and lesser desires.



Work should be going well and your efforts will not be going unnoticed. Pay particular attention to organization, follow-through, and logic. Your results should be stellar and if not stellar at least much better than they were.

If you are looking for work, now is a time to be dispassionate and to step outside yourself and think about how others see you from a logical point of view. Explore the logical reasons why they should hire you and then stress them to others. You are likely to be successful in finding work if you make a logical and sustained effort now.



You may find yourself falling for someone who is older than you now. This person is likely to be attracted to order, logic, and organization. The attraction may not be mutual from the very beginning, but if you are patient and persistent, it is likely to grow.

Remember that fireworks at the beginning are all well and good, but ask yourself how long fireworks last for in life. A slow-burning connection is likely to far outlast the fireworks.



This card shows a need for discipline, logic, and order to make your finances work better for you. What we pay attention to in our life grows. Are you treating your money with respect? Do you know how much you have, where it is going, and so forth?

Do not focus on what you don't have right now, but instead focus on what you do have. Paying attention to what you have, and be the best steward of it that you can be.



Believe in your right to good health and be logical about what you are doing to your body. Order and discipline may be helpful. For example, if you are struggling with a health issue, write down your symptoms, track them, and then see if anything in your life corresponds with your systems. Consider an elimination diet to check for food intolerances.



Be sure to take time out for yourself in order to honor your need for spiritual growth. Do not focus totally on your left-brained aspects (logic, reason, order), but allow your right brain to have input too.

Logic can lead you to the spirit, if you allow this, and if you don't get too stuck in your logical self. Meditation, which requires great disciplinefor most people, will come easier to you now if you make the time and take the effort to try.


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