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The Emperor represents structure, order and regulation - forces to balance the free-flowing, lavish abundance of the Empress. He advocates a four-square world where trains are on time, games are played by rules, and commanding officers are respected. In chaotic situations, the Emperor can indicate the need for organization. Loose ends should be tied up, and wayward elements, harnessed. In situations that are already over-controlled, he suggests the confining effect of those constraints.

The Emperor can represent an encounter with authority or the assumption of power and control. As the regulator, he is often associated with legal matters, disciplinary actions, and officialdom in all its forms. He can also stand for an individual father or archetypal Father in his role as guide, protector and provider.


establishing a family line, setting direction and tone, protecting and defending, guiding growth, bringing security and comfort, offering explanations

emphasizing structure:

creating order out of chaos, categorizing, being systematic, providing shape and form, being organized, applying reason, coordinating, sticking to a plan

exercising authority:

taking a leadership role, commanding, exerting control, representing the establishment, being in a position of strength, coming in contact with officials, setting direction


establishing law and order, operating from sound principles, applying rules or guidelines, working within the legal system, setting standards of behavior, following a regimen