Card #5: The Emperor
The Emperor Upright
The Emperor upright is associated with control, authority, and leadership. The Emperor is a powerful representation of masculine energy may also represent a father figure. As a ruler, the Emperor prioritizes discipline and honor in order to fulfill his role.
The Emperor Reversed
When seen in reverse, the Emperor symbolizes an abuse of power. This might mean someone who is abusing their power as a partner or a boss. On the other hand, the card may represent your own need for flexibility or a lack of self-control.