Hello, I've been avidly following the conversation on the Emperor card and its depiction in the realm of feelings. I typically align with the King of Wands archetype, but in challenging relationships, I resonate with the Emperor. I feel compelled to contribute, addressing some of the criticism surrounding this card's representation in matters of emotion.
In my six years of providing non-profit tarot readings, particularly for fathers' rights organizations, the Emperor has emerged when conflicts of interest arose between my romantic involvements and my dedication to my two sons. This signifies a prioritization of my sons' well-being over any relationship, a trait I perceive as noble in a man. Throughout my involvement with these charities, I've encountered many Emperors who, far from tyrannical, display love and protectiveness, even willing to sacrifice for their children.
When the Emperor appears in the context of feelings, it's essential to delve into why one views the person in this light. Perhaps there's immaturity in behavior, and the Emperor figure symbolizes a caring, paternal concern for the best interests of the other, akin to a fatherly figure. This dynamic surfaced for me while dating a significantly younger and more impulsive woman.
Regarding the romantic aspect, it hinges on individual values. The Emperor is likened to the Father of all Kings, just as the Empress is the Mother of all Queens. Through my charity work, I've observed that Emperors possess natural charisma and attractiveness, being natural-born leaders who garner considerable female attention. I respectfully disagree with the comparison of the Emperor to a Victorian Father, proposing that the Empress is more analogous to Queen Victoria, and the Emperor to Vespasian.
I interpret both the Empress and Emperor as the Alpha Male and Alpha Female, crucial for the survival of future generations and as examples for the lesser-ranked Beta males and females in the tarot hierarchy. This post, although impulsive like a King of Wands, has been on my mind for three days. I hope it fosters constructive discussion without offending. 🤔