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Major Arcana

The Emperor

The Emperor is the card of the tarot in the Minor Arcana and it represents authority, stability, and order. It is a very masculine card. It also represents discipline, hard work, and self-control. When this card comes up it is indicative that you are the one that is in charge of your own life.


The Emperor is the most masculine card in the set as it represents authority, discipline, order, self-control, and stability. When this card shows up in a reading, it is suggestive that your life is in order and you are the one who is in charge as this is what you need to see at times in order to gain some confidence. This also can be indicative of great accomplishments that resulted from being so disciplined as well as hard-working. The Emperor also makes it clear that you are the one who is setting up your own rules as well as your own boundaries. This is the card that rules leadership as well which is suggestive that you are in this role and position. You are more powerful than you realize, and organized. If you are not at this point, then it is a reminder that the potential is there.

The Emperor image


  • # Law and order

  • # Self-discipline

  • # Leadership

  • # Power

  • # Authority

  • # Father figure

  • # Self-control

Reversed Meaning

If the Emperor comes up in reverse, then it means that there is a lack of self-control and discipline. It can also represent immaturity, or being manipulative. It is a sign of a control freak. It may also represent a loss of authority.

Reversed Keywords

  • # Loss of authority

  • # Immaturity

  • # Lack of self-control

  • # Lack of self-discipline

  • # Manipulative behavior

  • # Control freak

Day Card

Become a leader of your own life. You are in control of what you do. Empower yourself by taking action and charge.