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Beginners' Guide to Tarot- Card Combinations and their Meanings Revealed #4 The Emperor
When reading a spread of tarot cards, it's important to look at the card combinations. Certain combinations of certain cards will enlighten the reader and the querent to additional information about the question. For example, the Ace of Pentacles in a run of wands indicates that quick thinking will benefit finances.
The Emperor represents the use of power, a father or authority figure, or may be the querent himself. The Emperor often speaks better with other cards. Below are some combinations with the Emperor to watch for.
The Emperor- a need to seek wise council, an authority figure, a father or father figure, a significant other, or possibly the querent
The Emperor (with)
Surrounded by Pentacles- heavy responsibilities involving an offer by somebody in authority of high finance.
Reversed followed by the Hierophant reversed suggests failure of an enterprise. Reversed preceding the Hierophant reversed suggests loss of wealth and position due to poor decisions.
Following the Devil- social unrest.
Preceding the World- a truce. Reversed preceding the World- a conflict or loss of power
Remember to always watch the supporting cards when reading a tarot spread.