IV - the Emperor
sits on his throne. He is flanked by a lion, and a black eagle
sits on the window sill. He holds an orb and a small sceptre,
topped by a fleur de lis.
can be no winners without losers. Patriarchal
authority. Power, masculine strength. Great motivation to achieve
and the desire for victory and conquest. (Reversed:
Tendancy to enjoy the failure of others, and a lack of ability
to collaborate and co-operate toward a common goal. This is
the card of a real go-getter, but perhaps one who does not mind
leaving a battlefield strewn with bodies for the sake of a conquest)
notes to self: The
composition of this card is similar to the Rider-Waite card
- Emperor, sceptre, orb, mountains - although I've used a traditional
hawk and lion instead of a ram (as the RW deck uses) and have
avoided the crown. I think the fact that it's obviously a Roman
Emperor is less confusing than something that *could* be a King.
More similar to RW that original version.