THE EMPEROR: POWER SUCCESS AND REPUTATION
The Emperor card refers to worldly acclaim and ambition. It indicates a need to step up to the plate and assume a position of authority.
Whether that means striving for professional success or wielding your own personal power, it speaks of honoring commitments and taking care of business.
This is not the time to be passive or wishy-washy. It's time to take control of your life with a firm hand and authoritative presence. Hard work, perseverance and determination are all required: nothing will come to you through sheer luck or wishful thinking.
You may be called upon to counsel another or to offer guidance based on the wisdom of your own experience. In this respect your greatest gift may be the ability to truly hear what others have to say without judgment or censure.
Although there are definite masculine elements to this card, the references don't only apply to men. It can refer to a single mother, a career-woman, or a woman with important responsibilities. It can also describe a man in your life (or someone new coming in) who embodies these qualities.
The Emperor card is all about power, success, reputation and public standing. But these are all relative terms and are not necessarily related to profession. They're just as likely tied to responsibilities around the home or within a group of peers. MORE