The Emperor: Meanings and Combinations

Upright: Powerful, authoritative person. Experienced and skillful professional.  Authority, the powers that be.  Sponsorship, patronage. Father or tutor figure, judge, established laws. Solid and/or traditional partner in a relationship. Virility, fertility in a male.

Reversed: Tyranny, oppression. Dominant father, tutor or boss. Abusing power. Failure due to lack of an effective guide or leader. Immaturity, lack of personality. Abusive or violent partner. Infertility in a male.

Combinations: With Justice, strict respect to the laws. With the Fool, controlling impulses or intuitions with reason.  With the High priest, obeying social rules.  With the 2 of Wands, authority that protects.


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