Every Tuesday I select one card and give you my interpretation of it. See how it applies to your life. What messages are here for you?
Each Thursday I choose one reader's comment from Intuitive Tuesday and pull an additional card for more clarity...so check back on Thursday to see what cards come up.
Today’s card comes from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti. It is The Emperor, the fourth Major Arcana card in the deck. The Emperor is one of the strongest, most powerful male energies in the deck.
This card can indicate a strong male in your life, your own male qualities (even if you are a woman, this would indicate the qualities we more often associate with men), or an energy of power and control (but not necessarily over-powering or over-controlling).
This is an energy of self assertion, knowing what you want and not being afraid to assert yourself. The Emperor's energy gives structure and order to things, bringing a feeling of everything being under control.
This card represents stability and a strong foundation, law and order, rational thought, ambition, structure, strength and leadership. As Marchetti describes it in the book that accompanies this deck, the gifts of the Emperor are, "confidence, command, presence, authority."
In my life, I have Emperor qualities as well as Empress qualities. By pulling this card today, perhaps it's a sign to lean more heavily on creating structure and order in my life, using my power and authority to provide strength to my family system, my clients, my writing and my world in general.
Although the qualities of the Empress (mothering, nurturing, compassionate, etc.) are also valued, sometimes conviction and strength are exactly what is needed. I try to combine both the qualities of the Emperor and the Empress to give loving boundaries and rules to my kids.
Pulling the Emperor might also be a reflection of my DH returning from a two-week business trip. This card would welcome his familiar male, fatherly energy back into the household to provide leadership to all of the testosterone beings in the house (our three teenage sons).
Where in your life should you call upon your Emperor qualities? Perhaps this card is a reminder that it's OK to lean on your Emperor strengths or on the energy of a strong male in your life.
Know that this card reminds you that you are strong enough and have the resources to handle whatever comes your way. Use the Emperor's energy wisely and to the fullest...and watch what happens!