The Emperor is the fifth card in the 22 trump cards (Major Arcana) and is linked to number 4. When the card is drawn in a reading, it is a representation of a father figure, an encounter with a key figure like a boss.
If you find yourself in a situation where someone in your life does not treat you with the respect you deserve, or if you are in the rut to do what society demands, the Emperor reminds us that we are have the free will to change this fate. The emperor likes to control, but in a loving, caring way. It stands for worldly success. Speak for what you want.
If it appears in your tarot card reading, it means that you are in control of the situation and responsible for your life. However, being in control does not mean that you have the emperor's energy. Note that there is a difference between the energy of the emperor and the energy of someone who is manipulative.
In a love / relationship reading, the emperor can indicate a very important man in your life. That person is part of your daily life. If you are a woman, it may be someone you marry and start a family with. Other signs may be someone who can be a little bit dominant at times, but also give you love, support and security, or it may show that you are attracted to strong, dynamic people who are successful.
In a business reading, you could be at the top of the world. You did it, but don't be selfish and rest on your laurels. Rome was not built in a day and the emperors have to hold their empire together by working very hard.
At a career reading, your boss can provide help and support, which is of great value to your career. You may be about to be promoted to a position with greater authority. Remember to use this authority wisely.
If you're looking for a new job, The Emperor is here to remind you to take the initiative and look for a better one. Think about who you are and what you want to do, what your life should look like, and take the necessary measures to achieve it.
If you feel a little lost, this card can also mean that you need structure in your life. Write down a list of the things you need to do in the coming week. Plan something. It gives you the opportunity to think about other things that you may want to do with yourself.
Whatever your decision, take control of how you want to live your life and how you make yourself happy and start acting accordingly!