Jan 25, 2013
Where the Emperor differs most from the Empress, his consort, is in the directness of his approach to problems. He rules by decree and command, quick and confident in his wisdom and sense of justice. He is ambitious and will stop at nothing to achieve his aims. This card represents will and authority.
Reversed, the Emperor card can represent either difficulty with an outside authority or possibly indicate one's own abuse of power. The reversed Emperor is a confused, immature bully. Look hard in the mirror before deciding to whom the card refers, because it it much easier to project these qualities onto others than to own up to them.