What does the Emperor card mean?
Here are a couple of quotes (rephrased a bit) from an article called “The Courage to Be Mortal: Transform Terror into Commitment, and Entitlement Into Hope” that I think make good pithy meanings for the Emperor card:
Often what makes us suffer the most is our desire for control and certainty.
Power lies in making a choice, not in having control.
The first of those indicates a danger that the Emperor might represent. The second, an alternate way of considering this card.
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