In a love tarot reading, the Emperor Tarot Card represents a man of authority who has established his place in society. He is ethical, organized and fatherly. The Emperor Tarot Card also pertains to the power within us. He reminds us that we always have the authority to make important decisions in our own lives. In a love reading, the Emperor can indicate the need to listen to our own wisdom and experience, particularly when it comes to our personal relationships.
Traditionally, the Emperor Tarot Card refers to the development of the one’s ego. In this respect, he represents our values and moral codes. His power lies in his ability to ascertain what is right and he will always stand behind what he believes in. He represents logic and rational thinking. He prefers an orderly world and will take control to ensure that his environment is structured to his liking.
In a tarot reading, the Emperor Tarot Card often refers to the process of coming into one’s own. In this respect, the Emperor can teach us about our own personal power and use of self-will. In a love reading, the Emperor reminds us that we have the power to make up our own minds when it comes to our relationships. We have the power to ask for what we want and express our needs to our partners.
In a love tarot reading, the Emperor can also represent involvement with an older man. He could be wealthy or well-established in his career. Involvement with an Emperor typically represents a serious relationship. The Emperor prefers the traditional relationship, one that has strong foundations in traditional values and conventional structures. The negative side to this type of relationship can refer to issues with power and dominance between one or both partners. In a love tarot reading, the Emperor can represent an aggressive or controlling man that struggles with the expression of his feelings.