Welcome back to another monthly card, of which today I present to you The Emperor for April.
In times like these, it isn’t surprising that we have received quite a powerful, major arcana card for this April’s tarot card. Of course, it goes without saying that all cards are meaningful and powerful in their own right, however the major arcana has it’s way of highlighting the bigger changes in our lives and The Emperor is no exception.
My first point of call is noticing The Emperor’s authority. It goes without saying that The Emperor is a man with a lot of power, and can often suggest a boss or some kind, or even higher such as a Minister or Emperor. Saying this, it can also represent someone who just has a lot of presence in one’s life, such as a dad or a big brother perhaps. With this power can come a lot of dominance, and unfortunately can represent both sides of it; they have the power to get things done, but can also become too overbearing or even controlling.
Despite focusing on the power, it is also important to highlight the by-product of this which often results in success. Whoever The Emperor may be representing in your life, they have most likely worked hard to get to the position they are in and earned the trust and rapport they have received with others. The Emperor is not afraid to sit in his throne and show his wealth.
Overall, this could ultimately lead to two things for this month. It may be suggesting that at some point in this month you may come across a powerful figure or be influenced by one in some way. At this moment in time, the obvious might be by family members, key workers or those in power when it comes to the global pandemic we are currently facing.
On the flip side, we can also see this card as an aspect of ourselves. Even with everything going on, it may be encouraging us to work a little harder, plan a little bit more and gain authority and control over our own lives. The Emperor is a successful man, and there is no reason why we cannot be so too, we just have to make that future for ourselves.
Let me know if you have come across your Emperor yet this month!