Happy Father's Day! The 21st century ushers in complicated energy for the men on this planet who have adopted the role of fatherhood. This energy brings both blessings and challenges, but everyone would probably agree - being a father in this day and age is not a simple or easy task. Our hats are off to all of those strong, brave men who wholeheartedly embrace the duties and responsibilities of being a role model, provider, and advisor to today's children. We also acknowledge the millions of men who offer open and total support to their wives and the mothers of their children. They understand that women do not have it easy, and they adapt their own roles to reciprocate and complement the multi-fauceted roles adopted by the women of the new millennium. This energy brings to mind the tarot trump card: THE EMPEROR.
The Emperor is the Number 4 card of the Major Arcana. He brings the energy of authority, rationality, leadership, and stability, action and self-discipline. He brings us the fortitude to make it through the long-haul, and reap the rewards of our efforts and diligence. He promises promotions and advances as we exercise responsibility and respect in our personal and professional undertakings. The Emperor is a mature, strong regal man full of confidence and wisdom. He is the strong-willed, benevolent patriarch, looking fondly at his protege.
Stability *** Leadership *** Self-Discipline*** Action
The King is The Ruler, The Pharaoh, The Father and the Monarch. He has a strong foundation in and awareness of his world, so he can bring others to him and create order. He maintains his regal composure despite obnoxious energy around him. He speaks with a calm and reassuring voice, full of encouragement and empowerment. He is the ultimate patriarch without the oppressive qualities of patriarchy. He is full of benevolent power. Kings are the embodiment of mature, masculine heart and strength. He is the capacity to reach our full potential. As well, he is the mature warrior, an impeccable blend of skill, training, self-discipline, and mastery. He is also the evolved Lover, who experiences joy and delight, and ecstasy in the sensory, sensual realms.