The Emperor represents order, power and the masculine energy of creation. He enforces rules, regulation, structure and balance. He is the compliment to the Empress and balances the free spirit and lavishness, by bringing direction and order.
This card can indicate that you need to introduce order and structure into your life. There is a need for organization, and now is the time to start. It's time to stop dreaming, and start doing!
The Emperor is a great omen that you are on the right track to accomplishing your goals! In order to reach your goals, you may have to apply some self-discipline and follow a routine.
It's time for you to set realistic and reasonable boundaries and rules for yourself. Follow that regimen or routine you've been intending. Make lists and goals and define what it is that you are doing and what you want to accomplish.
You are being reminded you that you need to start being direct with your feelings and wants. Say what you mean and say it straight to the point! Beating around the bush won't get you anywhere. Be very direct with your needs at this time.
The Emperor is also the father figure of the Tarot. He is protector and provider. He represents strong, powerful and authoritative men in your life.
This monarch can often represent the need to be direct with that someone! Or perhaps you need to take on his traits in order to get your message across.
Control is a major theme with The Emperor. How much control do you feel you have over your situation?
Perhaps it's time to gather some confidence and regain the control and power over your life! The first step to gaining control over your life is to first gain control over yourself. Govern your thoughts, be in control of your body, your emotions and your instincts. Soon you will gain control over your environment and situation.
The Emperor gives you permission to take your throne back. Be bold and brave and in command of your own life.