The Emperor reversed. Normally a leader, visionary, and passionate strategist.
Reversed, The Emperor becomes a dictator. A colonizer of opportunity, insatiable hunger. Shameless abuser of minorities and the marginalized. His wealth and status are immense. His family, friends, and subordinates become expendable.
Leaders appear in the family, at your job, at your church, or in the community. We need strong leaders, but it’s too common for that power to be abused. How do you think we can help those in power stay humble?
The Hermetic Tarot (1980, Godfrey Dowson)