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4 - The Emperor

Author: Anja Heij

The age between 20 – 30 years.

A very male card, representing power, leadership, achievement. The Emperor is a true leader: his firm power is combined with exploring new possibilities (the Rams), negotiation and change (the Phoenix - transformation – on his shield) and piece-making (the lamb).

Meaning: worldly power, leadership, authority, courage, ambition, masculinity, the male part in both genders, structure.

Reverse: lack of ambition, weakness, loss of power or influence, rigidity.

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