As you, the fool, approach the throne of the Emperor, you may be taken aback by his absence. You see, the Emperor does not waste time in a chair, regardless of the power tied to it. The Emperor is actively churning the chaos into structure and order. He is bent at the knee, soiling his trousers. His sleeves are rolled all the way up and his elbows are deep in the dysfunction of his Empire. He is the glue that holds it all together, and he does it with grace and ease. He is the Sun energy, the trusted and healed divine masculine. He makes every feminine fold, but only has his eyes set on one moon, his beloved Empress.
He is the father figure that keeps us safe and protected. He doesn't walk away, he doesn't manipulate, he doesn't control or enforce. He is warm hearted and safe. A true leader. The masculine role model every man needs and The King women search for. Energies that each of us could posses within that would turn our environments into the structure we seek. Yet we don’t realize we hold these qualities within ourselves. The qualities the Emperor encourages us to get in touch with so we can stop seeking them outside ourselves.
He is the motivating factor behind our desired dreams. He’s the action taken to turn those dreams into our wildest realities. His structure and order keep you focused and driven. He is stern against any distractions, and he waves away anything that could hinder his success. He’s solid and steady. He’s consistently ready to make the next move. Can you keep up? Will you be at his toes as he knocks apart the honey do list or will you fall behind? He’s humble enough to lead you in the right direction, wait patiently for you to push through your own obstacles, but he does not tolerate laziness and foolishness. He will leave you in the dust as he heads off to complete his next task.
He is the Yang of the Yin and Yang. He is the Empress's equal partner. She fuels him with inspiration and fire with her devoted passion, and he returns her support by being her firm foundation. They are inseparable, built perfectly to rule over their Empire together, as a cohesive match. As you discuss your encounter with the Empress, to her Emperor, you can see the sparkle in his eye. You can see the adoration he holds for his Queen all over his face. He takes the lessons you learned from his love, and he molds them into calculated actions. Together, you and the Emperor get to work on your desires. He creates your action plan and he holds you accountable for your own success.
The Emperor is no novice when it comes to trial and error. He did not get to where he is, the King of Kings, by caving to distractions and addictions. He did not cower in the face of challenges or danger. Regardless of the amount of times he was forced to his knees, the Emperor has stood up each and every time. His commitment to his Empire is solidified in his consistent action to maintain it and help it grow. He governs without control, he supports without manipulating, and he is authentically charismatic. He is trustworthy and fully dedicated to his position. He fights for what he loves and he doesn't back down in the face of opposition. He breaks down the outdated ways of the patriarchy and he reigns with confidence, compassion, and true leadership. Do you have the qualities to humbly, and productively embody the Emperor? Do you have the courage to take the necessary actions toward your dreams?
The Emperor challenges you to take the first steps. Do you have what it takes to build this dream brick by brick? Do you have the patience, the determination, and the drive to be successful? Do you commit to continue beyond the challenges and hardships that will arise while on this journey? Do you have the grit and resilience to keep moving forward, even when you are tired, beaten, and close to giving up? Do you give up, or do you harness the power of your inner Emperor and forge on?