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Today’s Tarot Message: The Emperor

Need quick (yet deep) insight into a particular Tarot card? Today’s Tarot Messages will give you a sense of the flavor and meaning of the card, plus a message that you can carry with you for your day. This is just a brief snapshot of the card, but it will give you valuable info and prompts for further study and contemplation. Something to add? Feel free to comment below!


Major Arcana: Number Four (IV)

Correspondences: Aries, fire

Keywords: father, masculine power, rules and law, stability, structure, authority, responsibility, protection, control

Today’s Tarot Message: This card may rub you the wrong way sometimes…there is a feeling of authority, being told what to do, having to follow the rules, listen to the boss. If you can find a way to work within the boundaries of the Emperor and gain his respect, you will find that you have a strong ally who will have your back.  It may be time to implement some structure in your life, and to call upon someone reliable and experienced if you need some guidance. On the flip side, be aware of your own responsibilities and take care of those who depend on you.


Symbols in the card:

Scepter and Orb: Power, rule, worldly authority. The scepter is in the shape of the ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life.

Ram’s Heads: Showing connection to zodiac sign of Aries, a fiery leadership sign

Stone throne: Stability, security, seat of power

Crown: authority and power

Armour: ready for battle, strength, ready to defend and protect

Long white beard: experience and wisdom, maturity

Red cloak: energy, action

Questions to ask yourself:

Do I have authority and decision making power in my own life?

What do I need to take responsibility for?

What kind of structure do I work well within?

Where am I resisting authority and conformity in my life? Why?

How do you feel about the strong, stern figure of the Emperor? Does he resonate or repel? Is there room for him in your life? Please comment below.

4 Responses to Today’s Tarot Message: The Emperor

  1. Nina January 1, 2019 at 6:35 am #

    I feel he is safe structured yet rigid.

    • innergoddesstarot January 2, 2019 at 8:15 pm #

      Yes indeed, I agree with you.

  2. free tarot predictions June 6, 2019 at 11:07 am #

    The article is well written and sounds very practical! Look forward to the next one!

  3. Renee Pate April 21, 2021 at 11:05 pm #

    I am Aries and I feel as if I am the Emperor, I need to take control of my life in certain aspects .

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