The Emperor is numbered four and is the Empress's other half. Here is a man in the prime of life - successful, confident, secure and well-established. Where the Empress is allied with the Moon, the Emperor is aligned with the Sun.
The Emperor is quick and energetic, exerting dynamic control over his life. He feels born to rule and at his best is a thoughtful and sensitive leader. He listens to others but always the final decision is his own.
This is a man who has proved himself worthy. He has won most of his battles and now is the time to rule over a rich and bountiful land. He is the King Arthur type. He also represents fatherhood - fertile man, protector and providor.
When we are the Emperor, we are taking hold of our power. We are prepared to protect and defend the vulnerable, as well as to shed the lazy and weak. Finally, we are willing and ready to pass on what we have discovered to others who are ready to learn.