Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!
If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.
Looks like we finally get a break from all the Wands. 🙂 Today we have a card from the Major Arcana – The Emperor!
The keywords for The Emperor are: Authority, establishment, structure, or a father figure.
I studied this card for a long time before going forward. He has a tough exterior and in some ways seems unapproachable. He represents a father figure. The mountains behind him indicate a solid foundation, but the trickling stream also indicates he is still an emotional being, it just may take a lot of digging and trust to open up his softer side. Interesting to me that he is cutting his eyes to his right side, which going with the right brain/left brain theory, he is looking to the creative, subjective and thoughtful side. Somehow, that also balances out his tough exterior. I think it is also noteworthy to point out that he is wearing a suit of armor under his robes. He is invincible.
The Emperor represents a powerful leader who demands respect and authority. Status, power and recognition are essential to him, and he is most comfortable in a leadership role where he can command and direct others. As a leader, he rules with a firm but fair hand.
If the card represents you, it indicates that you have a clear vision of what you want to create, and you organize those around you to manifest your goal. You listen to the advice of others, but you prefer to have the final say. Conflict doesn’t scare you, and you won’t hesitate to use your power to protect those you care about. In return, those people will repay you with the loyalty and respect you deserve. Claim your authority as leader and influencer and don’t let others put you down.
The Emperor reflects a system bound by rules and regulations. You create law and order by applying principles or guidelines to a specific situation. You have the ability to create calm out of chaos by breaking down any problem into its parts and then mapping out the actions you need to take to resolve it.
The Emperor card also signifies world knowledge and expertise. Through the course of your life, you have gained valuable wisdom and life experience, and now you enjoy offering guidance, advice, and direction to someone who might benefit from it. You may be a teacher, coach, boss, or just a good friend who likes to take what you have learned and pass it on to others.
I can’t say that this card resonated with me on a personal level, except for the last paragraph. I do love to pass on any bits of wisdom I’ve learned in my lifetime of mistakes and missteps. How about you? Do you relate to this card?
Thank you for joining me! See you next Tuesday for another inspiring message from the Universe via the Tarot Cards!