The Emperor reminds you to marry the head and the heart. The “two wings” of the Dharma in Buddhism are compassion and wisdom. You need both to balance and connect with your life path. Sometimes when you get too caught up in either your intellect or your feelings, you can lose sight of the whole picture. The Emperor is the loving structure to support and guide you on your way. How can you conduct your life as a loving parent for yourself?
When reversed, The Emperor shows you that you may be too rigid or stuck in your head. Notice if you are trying to control your body, thoughts, relationships, or other aspects of your life. Where can you soften, allow, and know that you are supported? When you take a step back and see what the Universe has in store for you, that’s where the magic happens.