The Emperor (Cross Spread)

The Emperor

The Emperor is the father figure of the Tarot deck. He is the ‘provider’ and defends and protects his loved ones. He offers advice and wisdom to others and in doing so, demonstrates authority. His wisdom is obtained through life experience. He takes what he has learned, and passes it on to the next generation. He brings comfort and security to those around him.
The Emperor also represents stability and structure. By carefully categorizing his thoughts and making a map of what he needs he is able to create order out of chaos. He is a systematic and strategic thinker with a highly organized and coordinated approach. Hence, this card suggests that you have a strong desire to manifest your ideas as an accomplishment or material gain. An opportunity will arrive that may be the first step of a very successful future.
The Emperor represents success, status and recognition. You will have a true desire to be recognized as a strong figure of unquestioned achievement and authority. Focus your attention completely on your goal and be very wary not to reveal any weaknesses or shade of personal doubt.
The Emperor indicates rules and regulations. He establishes law and order by applying principles or guidelines.
Supremacy of the mind over the heart is sometimes unwanted but with the Emperor, it is necessary and even welcomed. If you are facing difficult choices, you must keep your concentration and focus. Enjoy the assertiveness and confidence that this self-control and focus brings. Move forth and do what you know is best.
The Emperor is a powerful leader who demands authority and dominance. He likes to be in a position of strength or leadership, where he can exert control and bring a sense of organization to his activities. As a leader, he rules with a firm but fair hand. He will listen to the advice of others but he will always have the final say. He is not afraid of conflict and he will not hesitate to use his force and power to protect those he cares about.