It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.

-Neil Gaiman


The Emperor is a father figure who provides and protects. He is a wise, giving, and stable authority figure. He is organized, structured, and ordered.


An inverted emperor can signify troubles with authority. There may be an abusive and controlling authority in your life that requires you to stand up to authority or to try to wrest control of the situation. It is also possible you'll need to avoid this over-bearing authority entirely and focus yourself elsewhere.