The Emperor in the Tarot of Marseille - Card Reading




Know the explanation of the meaning of the Letter The Emperor, what it indicates when it goes backward or forwards, and its possible application to the various facets of your life and day-to-day issues.

The Emperor is Card IV of the Major Arcana of the Marseilles Tarot. Represented by a middle-aged man, leaning on the throne, with his legs crossed, from where he observes his kingdom with a posture that exudes security and dominance. His crown is humble because he does not need to display his power or status. Know the meaning of the Card The Emperor in the Tarot, what it indicates when it comes from the right side, backward, or combined with other Cards, and its possible application to the various facets of life and day-to-day problems.

The Major Arcana numbering tells you where you are in a particular situation or problem. Ask your question to the Tarot and interpret the Arcanum according to its number and respective position in the deck. When his life experiences are complete, El Loco returns to zero. Despite the divinatory meaning of the Cards, think of the Tarot as a journey. If you look at the Letters that are coming out in this way, for each topic you place, it becomes easier to intuitively interpret the Letters and face their messages as, also, a life story.

The Figure and The Symbiology of the Card of the Emperor in the Tarot of Marseille

  • Arcane IV
  • Zodiac Affinity: Aries
  • Key Words: Power, natural authority, father figure, justice, authority, past, family, trust, security, dominance, leadership, power of reason.
  • Key Expressions: Assertive thinking, insensitivity in relation to the feelings and passions of others, chaos, need to establish rules or guiding principles, mastery of a situation, structured thinking, following the rules, and acting according to them.
  • Tip: Put your house in order.
  • Reverse Meaning: Feeling controlled by archaic attitudes or commanded by an authoritarian but ineffective person.

The figure

In the Tarot, the illustration of The Emperor shows a man with a crown, sitting on his throne, with his legs crossed. In his right hand, he holds a scepter with a globe and a cross, and in his left hand, a belt.

On the right of the Letter is a shield with the drawing of an eagle with upright wings, as if it were taking flight. The fact that the figure has crossed legs is loaded with symbolism since only kings or great lords had the privilege of doing it in public.

In Numerology, the number 4 is considered the number of luck, reliability, and stability. The 4 are actionaccomplishmentstabilitysecurityfirmnessjusticehonesty, and organization. In the Cabala, The Emperor corresponds to path number 15 of the Tree of Life: the wisdom of beauty.

The Symbiology

In the Tarot, The Emperor Card represents the masculine principle, the archetype of authority, fatherhood, and leadership. When The Inner Emperor is active, the person has the energy and ability to take charge of their life and do what they have to do to achieve their goals in life.

In a relationship, this Letter means a willingness to have control or that some father figure prevents the client from moving forward according to their plans. It can also indicate that you are attracted to someone dominant, enterprising, dedicated to working, and successful.

Reading the Card The Emperor in the Marseille Tarot Game

Reading of the Letter to the Law

When this Card appears in a Tarot reading, it means that a challenge will arise for the realization of something, be it to specify an idea or to build something. It can be a new business, the conclusion of an important contract, the purchase of a new house, or starting a family.

This Letter can also represent an opportunity to participate in something. Sometimes it predicts the appearance of someone important in the person’s life, such as a mentor or parent figure. It can also be an indicator of a job promotion or new responsibilities that imply having more power.

Reading the Card that comes out the other way around.

When turned upside down, this Card can predict loss of power or breakdown of a situation that seemed in balance. The querent may feel dominated by someone. Personal ambitions may not be realized due to external circumstances beyond the control of the person.

In financial terms, it can reveal unintended performance loss. It can also mean that the person is overloaded with the weight of responsibility. In personal terms, it is important to communicate better and know how to ask for help, and recognize that you are not infinite.

On the other hand, the inverted position of The Emperor may denote behaviors of tyranny or abuse of power exercised by the person himself over others. Authority becomes repression and abuse.

Reading Combinations of The Emperor with Other Marseille Tarot Cards

Combined with The Magician, The Emperor promises absolute success in all areas of life. All new ventures will be successful. With Death, he shows the need to leave the past behind and start over. Favor new initiatives and restarts.

With La Estrella, it indicates a clear and rational vision, with correct evaluation of the facts and reality. Combined with El Diablo, it warns of the dangers of excessive pride and its eventual negative consequences for the person. Combined with any of the Kings of the Minor Arcana, it indicates the influential character of the person.

Major Arcana of the Tarot of Marseille

The Major Arcana, or Great Mysteries, are seen as symbols of great problems, moments, or people. His Letters represent a human archetype, evoking the most varied feelings, moral positions, and behaviors. Discover the Major Arcana and reveal the meaning of each of the Marseilles Tarot Cards.

Reading, Symbiology, and Interpretation of the Major Arcana of the Tarot of Marseille

The Tarot is used as a tool for self-discovery and self-knowledge. In this sense, more than guessing the future, it serves to read and interpret all the elements of our life: it describes the current moment, clarifies the motives, desires, and intentions, and points out the path and the energies that are present in our life.

The possible readings for each Tarot Card are of virtually infinite variety. There is no single interpretation for each Card, for each Card arrangement, or for each reading method. The Tarot is based on intuition. Each person who reads the message of a Letter, or of a set of Letters, intuitively reveals the meaning of the message of the Letter and how it is associated with their reality and life circumstances.

The word “arcanum” has its origin in Latin and means “secret.” In the Tarot, the Major Arcana are seen as universal, symbolic, and figurative figures: they are considered symbolic of great themes, moments, or people. They are considered archetypes; that is, they represent the most diverse feelings, moral positions, and human behaviors. When they arise in a reading, they indicate an important event or decision, be it practical, spiritual, or emotional. They also establish correspondence with the signs and planets of Astrology.