The Emperor Tarot card meaning can be related to traditional structures such as powerful organisations like the military, governments, powerful corporations, certain traditional societies, legal systems, universities and other long established places where a paternal energy reigns. The Emperor can also suggest the need for structure and stability in your life and a time for making logical decisions based on the head rather than the heart.
He brings a certain clarity to problem solving and reminds us to be grounded in our approach. When he makes a plan after gathering all the data, he sticks to it and sees it though to the end. He can help you be assertive and decisive with your path forward and take an emotional charge off of the problem you are trying to solve.
How to use The Emperor Energy.
When you draw this card, use its energy to your advantage. Perhaps you have some difficult decisions to make and are feeling overwhelmed with emotion and clouded as to which way you should go. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of the Emperor when he is present in your reading.
- Make a list of of all the obstacles you feel you are currently facing. Literally write them down so you can begin the process of organising your thoughts and actions.
- Ask yourself which structures in society may be able to come to your aid when sorting out these obstacles? Do you need some legal advice? Would it be best to get some formal education at a university or similar place of education to move forward? What government assistance may be available to you? Or, simply ask, what solid structure do you need to implement in your own life so that it may run more smoothly? Perhaps you need a better routine? A regular daily exercise plan? Different work hours? A new job which helps to provide more structure in your life?
- After you have written down the answers to the above questions which relate to you, start writing a list of all the possible actions you could take with each obstacle and related structure in mind.
- Decide which are the top three priorities and then begin immediately to work on the first priority as soon as possible to build some momentum.
What if you dislike structure?
As much as some people want to believe they are free spirits and want nothing to do with the above mentioned structures or something that can be likened to something that appears rigid, structures are just an inevitable part of life. We drive on roads that are funded by the government, we pay taxes, many professions require a person to undertake higher education before they can be employed, our biology functions best when we have structure in our daily routines. We are most free when we accept that structures are here to stay and to use them to our advantage at the same time as not getting too caught up in their inflexibility.
Want to integrate your mind and body so you can truly ‘live the way of the Tarot’?
Tarot cards can be an internal navigation system in your life where you draw on the archetypes that show up in the cards that you pick up during a reading. They are like pockets of energy around you that you bring to light when you lay them out in front of you. They help you become aware of these pockets of energy so that you may use them to your advantage and avoid certain pitfall that may be showing along the way.
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