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Free Daily Tarotscope — Mar 25, 2015 — The Emperor

The Emperor

The Emperor

Today’s Sun / Saturn trine can make what’s seemed like hard work in the past now feel almost effortless. What better way to use this energy than to channel it into something productive and success-oriented?

The Emperor card is all about stepping up to the plate and assuming a position of authority. It’s about striving for personal and professional success. And it’s about wielding your personal power in a fair and just manner.

The Emperor in this version — from Cathy McClelland’s gorgeous Star Tarot — is seated on a throne beneath a Sun / Moon / Star formation. The Sun and Moon are involved in an eclipse pattern, with the Morning star Venus shining between them. The white and black stallions on either side represent both masculine and feminine energy, and the lion cub illustrates his ability to soothe and guide those who look up to him for leadership.

The dragon slumbering beneath his feet represents the four elements as well as the spiritual power he possesses. The Emperor is the 4th card, and the references to the number four are repeated throughout the imagery of this card.

The four elements as stated above, but also the four seasons, the four directions and four phases of the moon and four geometric shapes — circle, square, triangle and line — are also all referenced here.

The message behind this card is one of taking care of business. It’s not the time to be passive or wishy-washy. It’s all about stepping up and taking control of a situation that requires a firm hand and authoritative presence.

Whether you are a parent doling out “tough love” or a supervisor having to strong arm an employee or just taking back your power in a personal relationship, remember it’s important to temper that with kindness and compassion. Just like the wise old Emperor in this card, a protective gentle approach is just as important as a firm steady hand.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Dec 17, 2014 — The Emperor

Emperor

The Emperor

Today with Mercury moving into Capricorn, it’s time to think about stepping up and into your rightful place in the world.

The Emperor card speaks of ambition, power, authority and worldly acclaim — all Saturnine traits.

You may feel like you’re on top of the world — like the Greek God Zeus as portrayed in this card. Or you may feel like it’s time to do something about getting there.

The Emperor (depicted by the Greek god Zeus in this deck) sits on his throne in the mountain tops looking down over all he’s achieved.

He holds the world in one hand and pair of lightning bolts in the other. An Eagle — symbolizing mastery and power — perches on his shoulder, his eyes alert and watchful.

This card symbolizes worldly acclaim and ambition. No matter how high your own personal mountain top, you can know that there are possibilities available to you if you only you set your sights on pursuing them.

Hard work, perseverance and determination are all required: nothing will come to you through sheer luck or wishful thinking.

As Mercury leaves Sagittarius (expansion, inspiration and preparation) behind and moves into the more serious and disciplined Capricorn, you should know that getting to the top of your own personal mountain is unlikely to be without challenges. But as long as you are one with the Universe, nothing can stand in your way.

Free Daily Tarotscope — July 20, 2014 — The Emperor

the Emperor

The Emperor

With Saturn turning direct today it is a good time to take stock of where you are and where want to be and what steps you need to get there. The image on this card shows power. Power within yourself and power that is reflected to others.

Although Saturn can be a hard task master he is also practical, grounded and fair and the lessons that you learn and in turn teach to others will take you far. The ankh in the right hand shows that spirituality is being mixed with authority and answers will come. The ram on the right shoulder gives a hint to something new and fresh coming into your life bringing with it all the skills and talents you will need to make it your own.

If you are dealing with any figures of authority today it is best to go in well prepared and not to leave anything left undone or to chance. The figure in this card demands respect. S/he knows what s/he wants and how to get it and if this figure is you then, like the shadows in the background of the image, you will leave everyone behind as you stride forward and take what is rightfully yours although the colour green suggests you do so with grace and ease and whilst no one opposes you it may be because they know you are right and that your actions will also benefit them further down the line.

The throne that you sit upon implies that you will see through to the end that which you wish to accomplish in perhaps an unusual way. Whilst the Emperor is a pretty straightforward card this card implies there is something of the extraordinary about you and perhaps this is the secret to your success.

June 2014 Tarot Scopes featuring the Hezicos Tarot

Hezicos Tarot -- Judgment

Aries:  Judgement

What decisions have you been needing to make and perhaps been putting off for a while.

You seem to be very clear in what you are thinking but perhaps the outcome you are hoping to achieve seems out of your reach as different aspects of it come to mind and your clear thinking is not correlating with the clear actions you need to take to reach your goal.

This is such a beautiful card… it is a card to get “lost” in whilst you take a step back in order to clarify what you really want to do.

Your mind looks so busy covered in a red hood, the creatures of the sea, both mythical and not, dance around you almost daring you to take your eye of your goal and come and play with them for a while.

Perhaps this is what you really need… to take yourself out of such serious contemplation of decision making and throw yourself into a little bit of fun and playfulness for a while. By doing so you may distract yourself to the point that the answers come more clearly to you.

 

Free Daily Tarotscope — May 24, 2014 — the Emperor

the Emperor

The Emperor

Today’s Jupiter / Saturn trine can make what’s seemed like hard work in the past now feel almost effortless. What better way to use this energy than to channel it into something productive and success-oriented?

The Emperor card is all about stepping up to the plate and assuming a position of authority. It’s about striving for personal and professional success. And it’s about wielding your personal power in a fair and just manner.

The Emperor in this version of the card appears stern. He’s draped in royal garb complete with gold crown and fur collar. And look at that sword! If he’s strong enough to lift that with those puny little arms he’s earned every bit of his title.

The Sword though doesn’t need to be wielded. That’s an important consideration when dealing with the Emperor card. It’s about brains not brawn. It’s about commanding authority without having to clobber someone over the head.

Although there are masculine elements to the Emperor card, the references don’t only apply to men. It can refer to a single mother, a career-woman, or a woman with important responsibilities as well. It can also refer to a man in your life (or someone new coming in) who embodies these qualities.

The message behind this card is one of taking care of business. It’s not the time to be passive or wishy-washy. It’s all about stepping up and taking control of a situation that requires a firm hand and authoritative presence.

Free Daily Tarotscope — May 3, 2014 — The Emperor

The Emperor

the Emperor

Today you may find yourself having to assume a position of power in order to “take care of business.”  The Emperor card is all about attending to material concerns, which may mean having to set aside feelings of fear or uncertainty and stepping into a more confident and authoritative role.

The Emperor card is the archetypal “Father.” It embodies the masculine principles of motivation, stability, discipline, structure and rules or laws. As with many of the Major Arcana figures, the Emperor can appear in your life as a person (a father, boss, judge, or government official, etc.); he can represent a frame of mind that you need to assume; or he can appear as an event — such as a promotion or recognition in the community.

As the Emperor also relates to the Laws of the Land, some of the less pleasant manifestations of this card include being on the receiving end of legal or professional disciplinary actions, dealings with the IRS or government, or having to deal with an oppressive boss or co-worker.

In this version of the card, we meet the Emperor Julius Caesar seated at his throne. A Lion rests at his feet and an Eagle is perched on the windowsill beside him.  He holds a small globe in one hand and a sceptre topped by a fleur de lis in his other.

The Lion and Eagle are perfect symbols for today’s Sun trine Pluto aspect. This aspect actually bodes well for working with others.

Free Daily Tarotscope — Feb 24, 2014 — the Emperor

Emperor

The Emperor

Today you may have to step up and approach your responsibilities from a more serious and authoritative standpoint.

The Emperor card is all about power, success, reputation and public standing. But these are all relative terms and are not necessarily related to profession. They’re just as likely tied to responsibilities around the home or within a group of peers.

In this version of the card, the Emperor is a polar bear looking off into the distance as he keeps protective watch over a young changeling child. The ground is frozen solid, what little brush there is is sparse and snowflakes are falling all around them.

As fierce a guardian as this papa bear may be, there’s a gentle element to the way he protects the child. This is very fitting of the Emperor archetype, which is also quite fatherly and paternal.

Although there are masculine elements to the Emperor card, the references don’t only apply to men. It can refer to a single mother, a career-woman, or a woman with important responsibilities as well. It can also refer to a man in your life (or someone new coming in) who embodies these qualities.

March 2013 Tarot Scopes featuring the Mythic Tarot

ARIES: Nine of Swords

You may be tossing and turning in your sleep this month; stressing over concerns that seem to have no resolution.

This card speaks of our tendencies to magnify problems, often making them out to be worse than they are.

You’ll need to learn to step back from intrusive thoughts and fears before they escalate into full-on panic. This doesn’t mean you should ignore your problems: that may be what’s gotten you into your predicament in the first place.

You’ll have to confront your fears head-on if you’re ever going to conquer them. You may have to look at where you’ve made mountains out of molehills or have been your own worst enemy.

You may have contributed to your problems, as responsibilities that have been avoided could very well be coming back to haunt you now. But it’s also important to forgive yourself for past mistakes and work on putting them behind you.