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The Emperor Tarot Card

The Emperor brings structure, stability, and a sense of order. He represents established rules, authority, and the importance of setting boundaries. The Emperor can symbolize a powerful father figure, a position of leadership, or a need for discipline and self-control. In a negative light, the Emperor can represent rigidity, control, or a domineering personality.

Tarot Card Number: 4

Tree Number: 15

Ruled By: Aries

Hebrew Letter: Heh

Numerical Value: 12

The Emperor Tarot Card Description

There is in a way not much to say about this card, its the Emperor. This is the card that depicts the fatherly figure or ruler. He always sits on a throne or a pedestal, holding regal insignia or symbols.

Primary Meaning

This is the card of governmental and corporate identity. It symbolizes most of the qualities that are needed for a successful management of material affairs. For the Questioner, this card shows success in business or the arrival of a strong person, a leader or a faithful companion.

Secondary Meaning

On the reversed side, this card shows a great dislike of authority in any form, public or private. In the case this card symbolizes a person, that individual might not be to reliable. This card does not have a strong negative meaning, it mostly shows the lack of trust.

Further Reading

There are e-books or guides that offer the beginner some guidance.But no matter what is promised, you should always remember that true knowledge of the Tarot Cards comes with time.

Learning to read the Tarot Cards takes time, a lot of time and the virtue of patience is of high value during that time. Just this fact automatically filters out the ones that are not ready.

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