Emperor as Reconciliation Tarot Card Meaning Sibyl Tarot

The Emperor is the card of leadership, authority, power, and stability. He is Mars personified, in control of everything and everyone around him. He sits upon his throne, holding the ankh in one hand, symbolizing life, and an orb in the other, symbolizing the world. He is energetic, driven, objective, and fearless. 

The Emperor is full of masculine yang energy. As the father of all creation, he believes in protecting everyone around him. He shows love by providing for his loved ones. Underneath his tough exterior, he is still an emotional being, but only shows that side to the ones he trusts the most.

Upright Emperor as Reconciliation

If you are asking about how someone feels about reconciling with you, and you draw the Emperor, that means this person feels very protective over you, almost in a fatherly way. He values you deeply and will stop at nothing to defend and protect you. While the Empress approached from love from an emotional perspective, the Emperor approaches love physically. They take great pleasure in taking care of and spoiling you in all ways — sexually or otherwise. If you’re hungry, you better get dressed because he’s taking you somewhere expensive. Craving a break? He’s already booking a luxurious vacation for just you two. You absolutely have them wrapped around your finger.

The Emperor as reconciliation can mean that they feel safe with you. You give them the security they need and function as their “rock”. They feel grounded as you keep them from going in way too over their head. And the best part is that they don’t just respect you, but also highly respect your opinion. They acknowledge your levelheadedness and your ability to calmly navigate difficult situations which is why they aren’t ashamed to look to you for guidance and advice. Your stability also makes them feel more confident in themselves.

When your person thinks about reconciliation with you, drawing the Emperor is a great sign. It symbolizes that you are significant to them and that their feelings for you are still strong. They still have the strong urge to protect you from all harm and will go above and beyond to ensure that you’re always safe. They are willing to go the extra mile to win your affection once again.

If you’ve recently split up, they definitely want to try their hand again and work even harder for you this time. They deeply cherish you and want to get back together and maybe even take your relationship to the next level. Your partner is a driven person who loves success and reuniting with you is another challenge for him to succeed at.

If you’ve been in separation for a while, know that they don’t love you any less than from when you were in a relationship. They know how good it was with you and how good you made them feel so the desire to win you back is strong. The Emperor will take back what he feels is rightfully his, and in this case, that’s you. Sit tight because your partner is definitely reaching out soon. 

If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, first you need to understand that they do not speak the language of emotions. Their love language isn’t words of affirmation, it’s more on acts of service. It’s important to be aware of their love language and let it speak to you because you may not see it, but they’re definitely putting in the effort to keep this relationship afloat. They love and trust you deeply and are confident in the strength of your relationship — you should do the same. Trust in your relationship because the Emperor is a great sign.

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Emperor Reversed as Reconciliation

If you are asking about how someone feels about reconciling with you, and you draw the Emperor reversed, it indicates that they may be interested in reconciling, but only on their terms. It’s a case of strong feelings of protection gone wrong. The protection has gone overboard and your partner now feels that they must be in control of everything, including you. You probably feel like you’re walking on eggshells.

The Emperor reversed as reconciliation gives off mixed signals. While they want to reconcile, it does not mean that their way of reconciling is ultimately healthy. There are attachment issues in the relationship. The intense emotions you or your partner feels are because of attachment issues that stem from childhood trauma. Maybe they had an absent or hyper-controlling father figure in their lives which has triggered this in them. In plain speak, it’s from Daddy issues. 

When your person thinks about reconciliation with you, they may want to reconcile, but they only see where you need to change, not them. They don’t recognize that fixing the imbalance in your relationship needs to come from both parties, not just you. They are wildly attracted to you but they see you more as a trophy to be conquered. You’re just a challenge to them rather than someone they want to love and cherish and see as an equal partner.

If you’ve recently split up, they may be willing to reconcile, but only if you do everything they ask. They are uninterested in changing for you. However, this will not lead to a true reconciliation, as both of you need to reflect on your actions while together and determine where the attachment issues are. If your partner is unwilling to do this, the reconciliation will not work out in the long term. 

If you’ve been in separation for a while, they have no intention of committing to reconciling with you, because they feel that nothing will actually change between the two of you. They’ll be happy to hook up but that’s where the connection ends. They’ve already blocked their feelings for you as they know that your previous problems still exist and it’s way too late now to fix them.

If the two of you are still considering whether or not you should break up, it’s good to understand where the root of the problem is, but you should also know that you shouldn’t put up with abuse and over-bearing and manipulative behavior. Whether it was because of an argument gone wrong or you’re just tired of the constant fighting and lack of communication, it’s important to try to fix the imbalance in your relationship rather than trying to ‘fix’ your partner. It’s worth trying because once you can correct the imbalance of your relationship dynamic then you’ll be inviting the positive aspects of the Emperor into your life. 

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Conclusion

For relationships and reconciliation, The Emperor takes a very masculine approach. Though it is different from the feminine approach of the Empress, it does not make the Emperor’s love any less valid. This card reminds us to take a close look at intentions and relationship dynamics when evaluating a relationship. If a person’s love and intentions come from a good place, give them the freedom to express it how they choose.

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