Learn to read tarot - The Empress
Learn to read tarot - The Hierophant

Learn to read tarot - The Emperor

This is my tarot reading blog to help you to learn the meanings of the tarot cards quickly and easily, using visual, audio and kinaesthetic cues.  I like to use the traditional Rider Waite tarot cards as the symbology is so beautiful.

The Emperor

The emperor is card number 4 of the major arcana. Four is associated with squares, four even sides, stability and balance. Everything is on a stable footing.

This card has a close association with Aries the Ram. The emperor is a leader, he is in charge. He is associated with fire and can be seen as a father figure. 

The emperor is associated with power and force and strength.

The emperor wears red, for passion and knowledge, there is also danger if you make him mad!

There is a warlike feeling with this card, Aries is rules by Mars, the God of War and the Emperor is wearing a suit of armour, he is ready to do battle.

He has the symbol of an ankh which represents hidden spiritual knowledge and fertility.

He holds an orb in his hand and this represents power over the world, thoughts about ruling the planet are associated with this.

This person is strong, a powerful leader, straight and forthright, perhaps inflexible, obeying the rules and expecting to be obeyed. There is an inflexibility with the number 4.

Here is my YouTube video for this card:

I have added some tarot quizzes to TikTok under Mysticpolly. Enjoy!

Tarot Readings!

I started reading tarot cards many years ago when I was in college, I was studying business but my real interest has always been in psychology, astrology, tarot and dreams. I waited a long time to pursue tarot reading professionally. I do not understand how tarot cards work or why they work. I do not believe that you need special powers to read the cards but experience and an understanding of the symbols on each card opens the doors to a successful interpretation.

It is a good idea to be in a quiet place to have a tarot reading, to be able to free your mind of distractions and concentrate on an issue that you would like some insight into. Tarot cards can give you insight into situations and things that are happening in your life.

I have been a tarot reader for more than 40 years and will be happy to do a reading for you, the cost is $15 for one question via email using a 3 card spread or $50 per hour for a face to face reading on WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Please email me to set this up with your preferred times, it's best to offer at least two times and days with a couple of days notice -I get booked up! Let me know what time zone you are in and your contact details for the reading.


 In US Time: I am available Monday to Friday 2pm, 3pm, 4pm or 5 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Weekends 9 am,10 am and 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm or 5 pm EST. 

In UK Time: I am available Monday to Friday 7pm, 8pm, 9pm or 10 pm and Weekends 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm or 9 pm.

Make payments to PayPal, pollyjaneandrews@aol.com.

Readings are for entertainment only!

Here are some other tarot posts: 

Easy Tarot Reading - Introduction

Learn to read tarot - The Fool

Learn to read tarot - The Magician

Learn to read tarot - The High Priestess

Learn to read tarot - The Empress