Upright Meaning: Authority, structure, control, fatherhood, leadership, stability, discipline, power.
Reversed Meaning: Domination, inflexibility, control, tyranny, rigidity, lack of discipline, immaturity.
The Emperor Description
Seated on a stone throne, the Emperor represents a powerful leader who demands respect. His stern face speaks of a lifetime of experience, his eyes reflecting wisdom and understanding. His long white beard signifies age, wisdom, and experience.
Adorned in his red clothing, a color associated with desire and power, the Emperor holds an Ankh scepter in his right hand, an ancient Egyptian symbol of life. The orb in his left hand stands for the world over which he rules.
The mountains behind him represent his determination, his ambition for greater heights, and his leadership capabilities. His throne is decorated with four rams, symbolizing intellectual prowess, determination, initiative, and leadership.
The Emperor symbolizes authority, fatherhood, and leadership. He represents the top of the secular hierarchy, the ultimate male ego. The Emperor shows us that domination of the mind over the heart is sometimes necessary. His wisdom stems from the realistic need to enforce order and establish a coherent system for societal living.
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