Tarot Enlightenment

in-depth readings by Heather-Rose Ryan

Today's card for you, Thursday, December 27

L’Empereur (The Emperor)

This card is from the Piatnik Wien deck, also known as the Pointner deck, after the artist Rudolph Pointner. It was published in Austria in 1974.

This card is from the Piatnik Wien deck, also known as the Pointner deck, after the artist Rudolph Pointner. It was published in Austria in 1974.

The Emperor conveys a sense of supreme authority and control - someone who sets the rules and enforces them. You may encounter this energy today, either in yourself or in another person. Perhaps you’ll be called upon to take charge of a situation and lay down the law to others. Or it could be that you’ll be dealing with someone who has power over you and is telling you what to do. Either way, your best response would be to accept that this is an occasion in which the rules need to be followed and authority respected. The defiant counterculture “You’re not the boss of me” attitude is fine in certain circumstances but not today. In this case you’ll find out that there are good reasons for doing it “by the book”.