The Emperor Tarot Card: Upright, Reversed, & Love Meanings

The Emperor Card Meaning

The Emperor card in Tarot symbolizes accomplishment, confidence, wealth, stability, leadership, father/brother/husband, achievement, and a capable person. The basic symbols for this card are the throne, rams' heads, and sometimes the eagle, orb, and scepter. The Emperor, as Aries (the Ram) is the infant, the first sign of the zodiac. He naturally follows the Empress.

Upright Emperor Card Meaning

When the Emperor card is upright in a Tarot reading, it allows you to be aggressive, brave, bold, and in command. The card could symbolize either a demanding boss or a charismatic leader. You should decide whether what they are doing is unwelcome. A bad leader needs to move on. If the person is the leader you need, only you will know.

Reversed Emperor Card Meaning

When the Emperor card is reversed in a Tarot reading, it symbolizes immaturity, indecision, petty emotions, and a lack of stability and strength. It can mean the feeling of being on shaky ground. It might also indicate that an older man in your life is causing you distress and acting poorly, and you are either feeling indignant or powerless. Perhaps this is an indication that you need to stand up to authority, or maybe you need to listen to what he has to say and use only that information which is useful to you. You're still the boss of you.

The Emperor Card Love Meaning

The Emperor card in a Tarot love reading is often a good thing. If you're single, it might mean that you need to open yourself up to love and be more honest with yourself (and others!) about what you want. It can also indicate an older man entering your life. If you're in a relationship, it means you're on solid ground and in a true partnership, one of mutual support and solidarity.