IV The Emperor ORDER AND RULES Now that the Empress has us all inspired and we don’t know what to do with ourselves, this guy has a few suggestions. The Emperor hears you and asks the questions: “How much will it cost?” “Do you have a map?” “Are you organized?” This is the guy with the plan and all that success you’re trying to get. If the Empress is our nurturing Mum, the Emperor is our stern Pops.
How does the Emperor rule? He doesn’t have the available creative chi that his partner, The Empress does, but he knows how to build the circuit board that energy travels across. How? Measures and Numbers - Logic. His throne is mountains and trees, he’s not a clear-cutter, but he’s not above making things work for him. I created this card in Denver, CO, where the Sun seemed to set promptly at 4:30 every day - so the Mountains were this absolute certainty as the Sun set behind them. His orb shows awareness of the whole planet, and a staff to show his authority: “I wave this and you do the thing.” It’s like magic, but bossy. On either side of his throne are rams facing opposite directions. Warring factions? The Emperor sees tension of opposites instead, he can work with that. TRIGGER WARNING ASTROLOGY AGAIN - Rams also tie him to Aries/Mars and the masculine His golden armor represents his high station - an Emperor may start out dirt poor, but somebody with brains like these will farm gold out of that dirt. His helmet has the wings and head of the eagle (like the Empresses’ double-headed eagle) to show the big aerial picture he makes his plans from. His purple cape is the official spiritual/royal color. His matching cosmic crown shows true imperial wisdom comes from the even bigger picture, he knows he is authority, and his limitations.The single bud between the two blooming flowers shows his control over his own emotion, he may not open right up to you.