At A Glance
Positive: Authority, power, well-established
Negative: Stubborn, dominant, power crazy
The Emperor is numbered 4 in the Major Arcana.
The Emperor is wearing a red robe over a suit of armour, showing his power and protection from threats. He is wearing a crown adorned with jewels, and is holding an ankh, an Egyptian symbol of life, as well as a globe to represent the world. Together this shows his power and rule over life and the world.
His beard shows that he has experience and wise beyond his years. His throne has 4 ram heads on it, symbolising his connection to the astrological sign Aries and the planet Mars.
Behind him are mountains and even a stream, while the mountains show that he has a stable and firm foundation, the stream of water hints that there is emotion behind that stern exterior.