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The Emperor Tarot Card Meaning

Written and illustrated by Grace Duong

The traditional Rider Waite depiction of the Emperor card features an older bearded man wearing red robes and a crown. He sits upon a stone throne with carved rams, representing Aries. He wields an ankh scepter in his right hand, and a globe, representing global domination, in his left hand. In the background are stark mountain landscapes.

In the Mystic Monday’s Tarot deck, the Emperor card is depicted as an older bearded man adorning an animal skin as his crown and cape, with a bear head and cape adorned with claws. This symbolizes the primal nature of survival and war when it comes to the energy of the Emperor. He sits upon a red and purple throne. The sun is in the background, sitting high between two geometric pyramids that can also be mountains, depicting building structure and order.

The Emperor Numerology

Four symbolizes structure, stability, and building a strong foundation. When you pull a card associated with number 4, it means that it’s time to build a strong and sturdy foundation for the future. This foundation will give you the strength to grow and keep building upon this foundation. Numerology 4 brings loyalty, practicality, and endurance. Four is also associated with the four elements (air, earth, fire, water) and the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter). It can also represent home and themes of ancestry. Your roots can be a source of support for sustainable growth when facing change.

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THE EMPEROR

✨ Upright Keywords:
Authority, Ambition, Power

✨ Reversed Keywords:
Tyranny, Domination, Headstrong

🌬️ Element: Fire

🪐 Planet: Aries

#️⃣ Numerology: 4

Minor Arcana: Four’s (4’s)
Four of Cups
Four of Pentacles
Four of Swords
Four of Wands

General The Emperor Card Upright Meaning

The Emperor rules with the utmost authority and is the father figure of the tarot deck. He embodies structure and stability, complete with decisive action to easily manifest ideas in the form of accomplishment and monetary gain. His guidance and wise words are based on his worldly experience, and he’s got the battle scars to prove it! He reflects your ambitious side, where you seek status, success, and recognition. Maintaining your self discipline, controlling your emotions, and making levelheaded decisions will move you forward. The Emperor is a strategic thinker and urges you to carry out plans systematically and in a controlled manner. Embrace your inner warrior. Don’t be afraid to step into a role of leadership—you’re straight up slaying the game and nothing can stop you!

The Emperor Upright Meaning in Career

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The Emperor Upright Meaning in Love

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General The Emperor Reversed Meaning

There is a dominating force in your life, whether it’s coming from you, your boss, or a father figure. Dealing with authority has left you feeling powerless under their controlling presence. Either you bend to the rules or you decide to stand up for yourself against this authoritative entity. This is a time where you feel inspired to start your own venture. Freeing yourself from the routine of corporate life and rigid bosses will allow you to become your own Emperor so that you can carve your own path. You have a low-key disdain for authority, but there may very well be a need for structure in your life. Creating your own structure with day-to-day activities can provide flexibility as it allows you to spend less time on organization and more time on creating the life you want to live.

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