Zodiac, Gastronomy And You – Le Zodiaque, La Gastronomie Et Vous


Les Signes Du Zodiaque Et La Gastronomie

Il existe des analogies symboliques entre chaque signe du zodiaque et la nourriture. Elles doivent être vues comme une approche épicurienne plus qu’une méthode de recherche. Chaque personne est évidemment bien plus que son signe solaire et à chacun selon ses goûts. Il n’y a pas mieux que la cuisine française pour illustrer ces correspondances. L’histoire d’amour de la France avec la nourriture repose sur une longue tradition. Que ce soit dans les restaurants, les marchés ou les épiceries, la cuisine française est toujours créative et d’un goût recherché. Plus que d’assembler des ingrédients de bonne qualité, les chefs français veulent avant tout que vous vous régaliez avec un repas délicieux. Les assiettes sont décorées avec art pour plaire à vos yeux autant qu’à vos papilles. Plus important que tout, la différence culinaire française vient de deux ingrédients absents des livres de cuisine: la joie de vivre et l’amour. Alors, que vous soyez attiré ou pas par le plat de votre signe, profitez de la beauté des images.

Zodiac Signs and Gastronomy

There are symbolic analogies between each zodiac sign and food. They must be seen more as an epicurean approach than as a research method. Each person is obviously much more than their sun sign and to each their own tastes. There is none better than French cooking to illustrate those correspondences. France’s love affair with food rests upon a long tradition. Whether in restaurants, farmers markets or grocery stores, French food is always creative and refined. More than assembling quality ingredients, French chefs want to treat you with a delicious meal experience. Dishes are artfully decorated to please your eyes as much as your tastebuds. More important than everything, the French culinary difference comes from two ingredients absent from cookbooks: the joie de vivre and love. So, whether you are attracted or not by the dish of your sign, enjoy the beauty of the images.

Aries: The Warrior – Bélier: Le Guerrier  (03/21 – 04/19)
Le gigot d’agneau ail et romarin – Leg of lamb garlic and rosemary

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Aries the first fire sign loves grilled meat –  Le Bélier premier signe de feu aime les grillades

Taurus: The Lover – Taureau: La Maîtresse  (04/20 – 05/20)
Le tagine de faisan aux légumes et raisins secs – Tajine of pheasant with vegetables and raisins

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Taurus associates good cuisine with pleasure – Le taureau associe la bonne cuisine avec le plaisir

Gemini: The Mediator – Gémeaux: Le Médiateur  (05/21 – 06/20)
La salade César – Caesar Salad

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Gemini loves sweet and salty  flavors combined – Le Gémeaux aime les goûts sucrés et salés réunis

Cancer: The Mother – Cancer: La Mère  (06/21 – 07/22)
Le gratin dauphinois – The Potato Gratin

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Cancer loves homemade comfort dishes – Le Cancer aime la cuisine réconfortante faite à la maison

Leo: The Ego – Lion: L’Ego  (07/23 – 08/22)
La fricassée aux morilles – Fricassee with morels

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Leo love rich and sumptuous meals – Le Lion aime les repas riches et somptueux

Virgo: The Servant – Vierge: La Servante  (08/23 – 09/22)
Les cailles aux coings – Quail with quince

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Virgo is health conscious about food ingredients – La Vierge est consciente de la santé des aliments

Libra: The Partner – Balance: Le Partenaire  (09/23 – 10/22)
La pêche Melba – The Peach Melba

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Libra has a sweet tooth for refined desserts – La Balance a une prédilection pour les desserts raffinés

Scorpio: The Seducer – Scorpion: Le Séducteur  (10/23 – 11/21)
Le crumble de saumon flambé au champagne – Salmon crumble flamed with champagne

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Scorpio is a lover of flambé dishes – Le Scorpion est un amoureux des plats flambés

Sagittarius: The Preacher – Sagittaire: Le Prêtre  (11/22 – 12/21)
Le homard grillé et salade de mangue au gingembre – Grilled lobster and ginger mango salad

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Sagittarius is jovial and likes good food – Le Sagittaire est un bon vivant qui aime bien manger

Capricorn: The Master – Capricorne: Le Maître  (12/22 – 01/19)
Le cassoulet – Cassoulet

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Capricorn is a fan of homemade local cuisine – Le Capricorne est un amateur de la cuisine du terroir

Aquarius: The Jester – Verseau: Le Joker  (01/20 – 02/18)
Le bavarois à la mangue et au chocolat blanc – Bavarian with mango and white chocolate

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Aquarius loves original and exotic food – Le Verseau aime la cuisine originale et exotique

Pisces: The Angel – Poissons: L’Ange  (02/19 – 03/20)
Le baba au rhum – Rum baba

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Pisces loves the slightly alcoholic desserts – Le Poisson aime les desserts légèrement alcoolisés

Sources: Symbolon Cards and “Femmes Actuelles”

Can Donald Trump Fake It All The Way to The Presidency?

Donald Trump The Egomaniac In Chief


Since starting his Presidential bid almost a year ago, Donald Trump has been on the top of the news every single day. All along he became the key figure to be reckoned with in the US electoral race. So far, we already wrote 3 articles about Trump narcissistic personality and political revolution. This post is taking a more detailed astro-tarologic approach about his life karma issue and derive what it means for his political future.

Unlike any egomaniac who believes that the earth was only created for them, Trump believes that the entire world revolves around him. He became the center of his personal universe just like the Sun is the solar system center. The karma analysis that follows will show how the Sun is playing a key role is his personality and destiny. Just like his flamboyant yellowed hair and tanned orange face.

Karma Issue: Astro Tarology for Beginners

The following astro-tarologic analysis is easy to understand and does not require any previous technical knowledge. Be prepared to be surprised by the findings depth though.

Step 1 – Natal Chart. Identifying the native’s Ascendant, the Ascendant Ruler in House and Sign is all we need. Those factors will answer the following four questions about the native unconscious inner destiny.
   What: The native karma issue, represented by the Ascendant.
   Who: The karma issue manager, represented by the Ascendant Ruler.
   Where: The manager terrain, represented by the Ascendant Ruler House.
   How: The manager needs, represented by the Ascendant Ruler Sign.
Step 2 – Tarot Cards. Selecting Step 1 corresponding tarot cards is a very simple process. Our favorite tarot cards are from the Symbolon deck.
Step 3 – Interpretation. Narrating the cards stories about the native karma issue then follows.

Donald Trump Karma Issue

Step 1 – Trump Natal Chart

Donald Trump Natal Chart
Donald Trump Natal Chart overlaying the Symbolon mandala – Click to enlarge

Trump Ascendant = Leo (the green curly glyph to the left)
Trump Ruler of Ascendant = Sun (the blue circle with a central dot)
Trump Ruler of Ascendant House = 10 (the Sun segment ring number)
Trump Ruler of Ascendant Sign = Gemini (the yellow Sun sign glyph)

These are all the necessary information needed from Trump natal chart.

Step 2 – Trump Tarot Cards

Cards and mandala: Symbolon by Peter Orban & Ingrid Zinnel & Thea Weller - AGM Urania - Editing: Serge Bernard
Cards and Mandala: Symbolon by Peter Orban & Ingrid Zinnel & Thea Weller – AGM Urania – Mandala editing: Serge Bernard
  • Trump Ascendant = Leo -> Card = “The Ego” = The king on his throne.
  • Trump Ascendant Ruler = The Sun -> Card = also “The Ego” (not showing but replaced by the two Sun cards in terrain and needs on top left).
  • Trump Ascendant Ruler Terrain = 10 -> Card = “The Burden” = A man climbing a long road in the mountain and carrying a rock on his back.
  • Trump Ascendant Ruler Needs = Gemini -> Card = “The Actor” = A man walking on a stage in front of an audience.

Step 3 – Interpretation for Trump life karma.

A. WHAT – Trump Ascendant = Leo sign = “The Ego” card

Symbolon Card "The Ego"
Symbolon Card “The Ego”

Let’s imagine that at the moment of his birth, baby Donald would have been standing in his cradle looking in the Eastern direction as far away as the celestial sphere. His sharp vision would have pierced the zodiac belt in the sign of Leo. As the lion is the animal king by excellence, so is the Leo sign royal symbol.

In our inner movie theater, the Ascendant represents the screenplay high concept issue. The Ascendant Ruler is the story leading character. The Ascendant symbolizes the native life problem and the Ascendant Ruler the life problem manager.

The Ascendant represents the way we appear to others and the Leo Ascendant card shows a king on his throne. So baby Donald was born with the life issue to behave like a king during his entire life. Fighting to gain and keep the royal power has a price to pay, that of the heart sacrifice. Carl Jung once stated that the opposite of love is not hate but power.

The king’s power-love dilemma is the core issue of Trump’s life story. The constant search for power implies a self-centered megalomania personality with no room for love. Only when he will lose his power, willfully or not, will Trump be able to access his heart. Trump can either have power or love, but not both at the same time.

B. WHO – Trump Ascendant Ruler = Sun = “Ego” card

Symbolon Card "The Ego"
Symbolon Card “The Ego”

If it was not enough to have the Ascendant life issue requiring to behave like a king, Trump’s Ascendant Ruler –the leading character of his inner movie theater story– is the Sun itself. So, it is a royal character who is in charge of managing a royal dilemma. We can hear Trump father encouraging young Donald inner royal character to follow and expand the Trumps dynasty. This double inner royal presence (issue and manager) makes it almost impossible for Donald to abdicate voluntarily his power for love. Donald double ego karma makes him a super heartless egomaniac.

C. WHERE – Trump Ascendant Ruler Terrain = 10 = “The Burden” card

Symbolon Card "The Burden"
Symbolon Card “The Burden”

The card shows an old man who not only is climbing a long road in the mountains, but also carries a heavy burden on his back. This very demanding effort requires a powerful stamina and an enduring capacity. Those are vital responsible traits needed in Trump’s real estate developer activities. From concept to conclusion, there is a long road for any major real estate project. Not only does such a project require the developer stamina and endurance to address all endless day-by-day  issues but also carry the investors on his back until the finish line. Quite a long and difficult marathon road. Real estate development is definitively not for everybody !!

In politics those qualities were all along underestimated by his “anti-Trump” adversaries expecting wrongly his fall. He eliminated one by one all other 16 Republican candidates and still shows relentless strength to reach his final Presidential objective.

Like the man on the card, Trump has an Atlas complex who feels responsible for everything and everyone in the world. Because of his Atlas complex, no task is too big for him. Carrying the world on his shoulder cannot be delegated and implies that Trump must only rely on himself and be the holder of universal certainties. His right or wrong opinions are the only one that matter for himself and anybody else. His Atlas complex combined with his megalomania is very oppressive for himself and even more so for others.

D. HOW – Trump Ascendant Ruler Needs = Gemini = “The Actor” card

Symbolon Card "The Actor"
Symbolon Card “The Actor”

The actor is the key card to understand how Trump functions. Combined with his megalomania, Trump the actor would only accept leading roles such as business and political top leader. Whether he is fully aware of it or not, Trump is always living his life on borrowed identities. Revealing the man behind the masks doesn’t seem to be a Trump option.

Paraphrasing the actor playing a doctor in a TV show, Trump could very well say “I am not a king but I play one on TV.” Trump the political actor raises the four following questions.
(1) Are the required acting qualities to play the role of a political candidate good enough to also play the role of a President?
(2) Would an actor playing the role of a President better than a President himself qualify him to be elected as President?
(3) Is the US ready for an actor playing the role of the actual President?
(4) Can Trump fake it all the way to the Presidency?

For questions (1) and (2), we believe that Trump the actor is capable to play both the candidate and the President roles and be a better actor than anyone else. Question (3) is more nuanced. We surely are living unusual times that are propitious for unusual circumstances. On today’s US political scene, the division between Democrats and Republicans is more and more replaced by the division between the population and the establishment, between the populist outsiders (Sanders and Trump) and the traditional insiders (Clinton and Romney). Similarly to the intense conflicts that are already happening within both parties, the population’s anger and fear are feeding the tension that could escalate to riots, revolts and even revolution. Emotions are taking control over the reason. The population has completely lost their trust in the professional political system and is ready for anybody and anything different. Trump the actor, feeling his audience better than anyone else, is capitalizing on that. Very likely the population would rather have a new actor-President over any traditional politician. That answers question (3).

Now for question (4). Trump is not a statesman but an opportunistic heartless egomaniac actor, who cares only about himself and couldn’t care less about the population needs. The actual man behind the masks is very weak and vulnerable. The attack being the best defense, his huge ego is overly receptive to aggression and will always counter-attack instantly. The ongoing Presidential bid is on its way to become the nastier campaign ever. So far, Trump has been able to deflect most attacks. His opponents from outside and inside his party will keep finding or fabricating any dirty scandal to provoke a fatal blow to his campaign. Will he survive these assaults? His adversaries will be subject to assaults too. Will they survive too? The campaign final weeks may look very differently than what we are anticipating today. A lot will happen between now and November. The campaign has become a very expensive reality show and the coming months will bring a lot of surprises.

Trump has the outside stamina and endurance to win, but he lacks the inner authenticity of a caring king, which is his Achilles heel. He is running the Presidential race all by himself and for himself. His court and close fans will be insufficient to support his heartless egomaniac personality during the vicious fights to come. Bottom line, we are confirming what we already wrote last January when there were 17 candidates for the Republican nomination. Donald Trump will become the Republican nominee but not the next US President !!



The Zodiac & You In One Single Image

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Astro Tarology, Zodiac Signs and Archetypal Cards

The following image includes (1) the 12 zodiac signs and their respective ruling planets, (2) the 12 corresponding archetypal cards and their respective names as well as (3) the 12 life houses in the center. Find your sun sign and focus on the corresponding card. Enjoy !!

The Warrior, Mars, Aries The Lover, Venus, Taurus The Mediator, Mercury, Gemini The Mother, Moon, Cancer The Ego, Sun, Leo The Servant, Mercury, Virgo The Partner, Venus, Libra The Seducer, Pluto, Scorpio The Preacher, Jupiter, Sagittarius The Master, Saturn, Capricorn The Jester, Uranus, Aquarius The Angel, Neptune, Pisces
The zodiac and you. Cards by Symbolon. Click to enlarge

The Zodiac Signs, Extraversion, Introversion and You

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

ARIES: Begining, Impulse, Creation Personality: Energetic, enterprising, impulsive, full of enthusiasm and impulses Extravert: Look outward, conqueror of the material and spacial world Introvert: Look inward, conqueror of the spiritual and intellectual world

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

TAURUS: Receptivity, Flair, Creativity Personality: Enormous capacity for work, perseverance, stubborness, slow starter Extravert: The fighting bull, expansive, confident, hypermotivated, active, optimistic Introvert: The peaceful bull, someone slow who thinks things over, phlegmatic, taciturn

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

GEMINI: Duality, Mobility, Instinct Personality: Impulsive, spontaneous, quick in response, immediate and unstudied actions Extravert: Pollux-type, overactive, soulless, under-emotional, animated, curious, ironic Introvert: Castor-type, under-active, unstable feelings, emotional, excitable, endless moves

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

CANCER: Birth, Mother, Past Personality: Importance of heredity, family, childhood, native country, religious tradition Extravert: Excitable, moody, capricious, emotional vagrant, unfaithful, humorous Introvert: Sentimental, moral considerations, self-torture, deep meditation, remembrances

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

LEO: Ego, Radiance, Sex Personality: Desire for material things, selfish, basic instincts, single light source Extravert: Helios-type, realistic, combative, materialist, seeks to exert great influence Introvert: Apollo-type, idealist, champion of honor, seeks beauty, perfection, inner sun

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

VIRGO: Virgin, Feminine, Servant Personality: Power of understanding, Virgin Mother, servant of universal knowledge Extravert: Anal-expulsive, instinctive, undisciplined,rebel, disorganised, sadistic Introvert: Anal-retentive, retract within oneself, reserved, shy, mania for details

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

LIBRA: Balance, Sentiment, Taste Personality: Weighs, measures, compares like a scale, balance the yin and yang, pre-rational Extravert: Sentimental-type, radiates warmth, pleasant, makes friends easily, congenial Introvert: Inner sentimental-type, withdrawn into oneself, reserved, silent, calm, anxious

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

SCORPIO: Death, Rebirth, Mystery Personality: Explorers of the occult, feels strongly energies from the invisible world Extravert: Investigate and reveal the unseen mysteries, lucidity and critical judgment Introvert: Master of his inner demons, becomes the wise man, alchemist, clairvoyant, medium

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

SAGITTARIUS: Link, Attachment, Aspiration Personality: Relationships, aims at the level of absolute, to reach the greatest heights Extravert: Conformist, loves the good life, expansive, euphoric, loves prestige and honors Introvert: Rebellious,fiercely independent, audacious, lives through series of crises

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

CAPRICORN: Ascension, Infinite, Purification Personality: Perpetual reflection, ascension towards infinite goals and pure evolution Extravert: The ambitious, seeks to attain power and dominance, lucid, yearns to succeed Introvert: The detached, takes the road of privation, moral ambition, spiritual ascension

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

AQUARIUS: Expanse, Knowledge, Freedom Personality: Feels as if he is a stranger on Earth, in exile he wonders about his mission Extravert: The adventurer, misfit, original, eccentric, very independent, likes revolution Introvert: The wise, disengages from material things, frees himself towards spiritual goals

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

PISCES: Eternity, Synthesis, Cosmos Personality: Enlightened consciousness, fusion with the universal, feels the cosmic divinity Extravert: Outer-type, oblative, generous, goodness, humaneness, self-forgetfulness Introvert: Inner-type, mystical, metaphysical, seeks a communication with the divine spirit

04 The Commanding EMPEROR


If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
– Napoleon Bonaparte


800x1200-napoleon-bonaparte-crowningIn 1804, Napoleon crowned himself Emperor of the French by grabbing the crown out of the Pope’s hands, signifying his power over the Catholic Church. Soon after, he crowned his wife Josephine as Empress as well.

The Emperor archetype is always associated with a strong ego. As we will see further, the Emperor is marked by the zodiac sign of Leo (the lion is the animals king) of which the Sun is the ruler. For Napoleon Bonaparte, whose sun sign is Leo (he was born on August 15, 1769), the Sun is above all humans and religions. His quote above says it all about the Emperor archetype.

While showing little resemblance with Napoleon himself, Ingres painting above shows his crowning with abundant imperial symbols. (1) The Emperor is seated in a sumptuous, elevated, wide throne (stable and maximum power), (2) Of which each armrest ends with an ivory (purity) ball (courage, “to have the balls”), (3) He holds Charles V (Emperor) scepter (regal authority) with his right (active) hand, (4) And the hand of justice (legal power, code Napoleon) with his left (receptive) hand, (5) Charlemagne (Emperor) coronation sword (warrior, conquests) stands on his left side, (6) A laurel wreath (Caesar Emperor) covers his head, (7) He wears the great collar of the “Legion d’Honneur” (highest French merit award), (8) Over an ermine hood (royal attribute), (9) He wears a gold-embroidered satin tunic and an ermine-lined purple velvet cloak decorated with gold bees (kings pageantry), (10) He also wears white (purity) shoes (materiality) embroidered in gold (royal color) resting on a cushion (comfortable connection with the material world), (11) The carpet under the throne displays a huge imperial eagle (the birds king) (12) And some zodiac signs (cosmic power).

The Emperor arcana and Astro Tarology “Flower of Life”

Before detailing the Emperor symbols in the four previously selected tarot decks, let’s look at the Fool (#0), the Magician (#1), the High Priestess (#2), the Empress (#3) and the Emperor positions in the Astro Tarology “Flower of Life”. That structure works for almost all tarot decks major arcana. We selected the Tarot de Marseille (TDM) where the Traveling Fool is called “Le Mat”,  the Initiating Magician “Le Bateleur”, the Incubating High Priestess “La Papesse”, the Seducing Empress “L’Impératrice” and the Commanding Emperor “L’Empereur”. All five can be seen at the image bottom.


The Emperor represents the link between Jupiter (abundance and success) and the Moon (imaginary world). Jupiter gives the Emperor his imperial aura and the Moon the illusion of invincibility.

Let’s now observe the four different Emperor arcana

Tarot de Marseille (TDM)

320x660-emperor-jodoUnlike the static Napoleon comfortably seated on his overwhelmingly consecrated authority, the TDM Emperor has a more dynamic demeanor. He is half seated (established authority) half standing (ready to move), seen side-on (not seeking any viewer’s ego validation, self-confidence, like the kings in a standard playing deck of cards) holding firmly (determination) his scepter (ready to act) with his right (active) hand in the air (no need for body support, secured strength). His seat is more an armchair than a throne (ready for grounded activities). The TDM Emperor represents a powerful father figure, that in some cases could be associated with a deity.

(1) The Emperor is marked by the number four (IIII), which in numerology symbolizes stability (like a table four legs), (2) Attached to his yellow (gold) laurel necklace (winner), the yellow oval pendant (his own ruled world) is divided in four quadrants (the four life functions: material, emotional, creative and intellectual) meaning that he is in full authority of his own universe, (3) The number four appears also in the square shape (material grounding) between his legs, (4) His head is crowned with a yellow helmet (intelligence) bordered with red (life) triangles (sun rays) and surmounted by a compass (the four cardinal directions, stability, order), (5) A red curvy shape (life flow) links his yellow helmet (intellectual knowledge) with his sky blue hair and beard (spiritual wisdom), (6) His left (receptive) hand is smaller than his right (active).

To reach a higher awareness level, the TDM Emperor needs to be ready to act in the world with strength, authority and self-confidence.

Empresses are from Venus and Emperors are from Mars

Each arcana is a letter of the tarot alphabet. By combining two letters we will get a syllable. Let’s illustrate with the couple Empress – Emperor.


(1) While the TDM Empress holds her scepter leaning on her pubis with her left (receptive) hand, the TDM Emperor holds his in the air with his right (active) hand, (2) The cross at her scepter’s end is orange (intellectual) while his is red (life), (3) While the eagle in her shield is unfinished (see its right wing), his eagle is completed, (4) His eagle sits on a  white egg indicating that it is a female (the small receptive yin part in a strongly active yang personality = Jung anima) and her Adam’s apple symbolizes the reverse (a male eagle = small yang part in a strongly yin personality = Jung animus). More about Astro Tarology and Yin-Yang.

In the above sequence III-IIII (as opposed to IIII-III), the couple looks at each other offering them a greater completeness. While the Empress without Emperor would be very active and idealist, the Emperor without Empress would become too realist and might lack actions. Combining her receptivity (yin, Venus) and his activity (yang, Mars) will complement each other and help them reach a higher level of united consciousness.

Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot (RWS)

350x600-emperor-waiteSitting on a square (four) stone (stability) throne, the RWS Emperor is also a symbol of the father archetype. His beard shows his mature wisdom while the armor (strength) under his red  (life, energy, action) robe indicates his physical vitality ready to fight to protect his realm. Astrologically, the Emperor in his palace is marked by the glorious sign of Leo (ruled by the Sun), but when he is outside battling the warrior is marked by the sign of Aries (ruled by planet Mars, the Roman god of war = Greek Ares). The RWS Emperor arcanum shows four (again) ram’s heads (like Khnum an aspect of Ra, the Egyptian Sun god).

(1) In his right (active and giving) hand, the RWS Emperor holds a solid yellow (gold power) Ankh scepter (Egyptian symbol of virility), (2) And in his left (receptive and receiving) hand a golden apple (feminine goodness), (3) His multi-faceted crown (power) is associated with self-reliance and higher self, (4) The rocky mountainous background symbolizes security, (5) His throne is higher than the mountains (domination), (6) A small river in the bottom indicates that there is life and room for growth under his leadership and (7) the sky is color orange and yellow (fire and spiritual quest).

To reach a higher awareness level, the RWS Emperor needs to be a leader who provides his realm with protection, stability and security.

Mythic Tarot (MT)

358x600-emperor-mythicThe MT Emperor is associated with no other than Zeus, the Greek god of all gods and humans. Zeus was born from Titans Rhea and Cronos. After a prophet had told Cronos that one of his children would overthrown him, he decided to kill all his offsprings at birth. And so he did by swallowing the first five children. When she was bearing her sixth child, Rhea fled secretly to a cave and gave birth to Zeus. She then tricked Cronos by wrapping a stone in lieu of the baby, which he swallowed like the others. Zeus now a grownup tricked his father to drink a sickening potion which made him throw up the five unharmed children and the stone. Zeus then lead his siblings to overthrow Cronos, fulfilling the initial prophecy and establishing his unconditional power on Mount Olympus.


(1) The MT Emperor sits on and fills a squared (stable number four) golden throne (regal) on the top of a mountain (material and spiritual heights), (2) The background shows snow-topped mountains (aloneness at the top) emerging above a soft blue (light of the day) sky itself over a navy blue (darkness of the night) sky, (3) His right (active) hand holds thunderbolts (power, sudden light, vision), (4) And his left (receptive) hand a world globe (imperial ruling), (5) An eagle stands on his left (receptive) shoulder (neck level = link between physical body and intellectual head) looks to the right (future). Because it can fly higher than all other birds and is the only animal able to look at the sun, the eagle rules the flying birds (air) as the lion the mammals (earth). Both are emblems of ultimate leadership.

To reach a higher awareness level, the MT Emperor needs to embody the father figure of legal, moral, ethical and spiritual integrity.

Symbolon Tarot (ST)


(1) The ST Emperor sits on a stable square-shaped (number four) gold throne (regal), (2) In front of a huge sun (power, ideal, ego), (3) backed by a yellow sky (consciousness). (4) His right (active) hand holds a golden scepter (regal power), (5) And his left (receptive) hand holds a blue sphere (sky) with golden ornaments (spirituality) surmounted by a cross (deity), (6) He receives his power from above (sky, left hand) and gives the benefits to below (earth, right hand), (7) The arcanum left side (past) shows a community living in tents (transient and temporary homes), the right (future) is showing a solidly build village (stable and permanent homes), (8) The throne legs (stability) are made of sphinx-like faces (Egyptian sphinx is a solar symbol, body = lion, strength, protection), (9) A red and orange (solar fire) carpet leads to the elevated throne (superpower).

In the corners we see the astrological symbols of the Leo (king, sex, ego) zodiac sign and its ruling Sun (power, creativity, ideal). Those celestial analogies appeared all along from Napoleon to each of the four tarot Emperor arcanum.

To reach a higher awareness level, the ST Emperor needs to express his identity and live his own life regardless of others’ opinion.


In a summary, we can say that to reach a higher awareness level, the Emperor needs to (1) be ready to act in the world with strength, authority and self-confidence, (2) be a leader who provides his realm with protection, stability and security, (3) embody the father figure of legal, moral, ethical and spiritual integrity and (4) express his identity and live his own life regardless of others’ opinion.

As a practical simple advice, your inner Emperor recommends that you show strength and integrity in your commanding leadership.



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