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Power and Submission: The Emperor and The Hanged Man

June 18, 2014

When the Emperor pops up in a reading, or in your life, it can sometimes be signal of greatness. In my last post on the Emperor I described him in his despotic mood. But in his more positive aspects, Major Arcana IV – the Emperor, signifies an ability to affect change in the world. Say what you will about the Emperor and his tyrannical tendencies, dude can get things done. In a reading, Arcanum IV can indicate the subject’s ability to…

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Kill The Emperor: Overthrow the Authority Who is Making You a Slave, part 1

April 23, 2014

  If you get the Emperor in a reading, or are frequently noticing emperor-like figures appearing in the world around you, it’s likely that you’re struggling with authority. Emperors are constantly appearing in pop culture: he is the Boss, the General, the President and CEO, he is the King and the Tyrant. He is Barack Obama, George Bush, William Randolph Hearst, the Terminator, he is the despotic Dad, he is Batman. He loves the smell of napalm in the morning. He’s…

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