the emperor # 4 tarot

the emperor # 4 tarot

The Emperor # 4

Associated with # 4 – Element Fire – Sign ARIES – Planet MARS

Control of the mind over the heart

Aries rules the head, which means that authority requires a good headed personality. The Emperor # 4 is powerful and willful, he rules through logic and reason. Sometimes rigid, inflexible and stubborn, his word is the law.

He is both: the sovereign and the fighter.   Because of the fire element, he can be hot-headed. We are facing the CEO of Multinational Corporation.

In a tarot reading the Emperor is the born leader; fearless, confident and courageous; very controlling and disciplinarian.   He is forceful, direct and without scruples. Remember that the Emperor leads or owns a vast collection of kingdom’s, lands, and territories.

When performing a psychic reading you have to remember that Mars is the planet associated with action, a passion of war, aggression, self-defense and physical wounds.

In the right hand, we see a cross, an Ankh, the Egyptian symbol of Life and in his left hand is an orb representing the world over which he rules.

He is a crowned monarch – commanding, stately, seated on a throne, the arms of which rest supported by rams’ heads.

The ram is also a symbol of Aries, the astral rule of the Emperor. The orange background and the Emperor’s red clothing mean his passion and energy for life.

Meaning of the Emperor # 4

The Emperor – rules over matter bringing earthly authority over the spiritual authority of religions; can also indicate material stability or a need of controlling attitude. With his scepter, he brings to mind an imposing person, one who brings orders and expects others to obey. The scepter is also a phallic symbol of male superiority over females.

Positive meanings: self-confidence, assertiveness, and leadership.

Negative meanings: dictator, abusive personality, macho attitude, and a constant need to be in control.

Keywords to apply in a psychic reading:

Meanings: Mentor, Leader, an excessive need of control.
Job Associated: The military, surgeon, lawyer, law enforcement, corporate CEO.
Challenges:  Need of domination in romantic relationships with the lack of sensitivity and emotional affection. Confrontational trouble maker. Egocentric personality.


Bea Kobran

Holistic Therapist, Intuitive Counselor, Psychic Reader in Palm Beach, FL
Phone: 561 252 3707
Life-coach, Certified Theta-Healing® Practitioner, Master Tarot Teacher, Certified & Licensed Counselor