A Walk Through the Thoth Tarot
Third alchemical trump, Sulfur, The Emperor represents Aries - Mars rules and Sol is exulted. Crowley says that the sign is thus a combination of energy in its most material form with the idea of authority.
Facing his Empress, the body of the Emperor creates the glyph of Sulfur - the male fiery energy of the Universe, the Rajas of Hindu philosophy. This is the swift creative energy, the initiative of all Being. On his red shield is the Eagle - symbolizing the red tincture. This symbolizes the fiery action and nature of the Sun and gold - remember the Empress was the Moon and Silver.
Alchemically this recipe says we must first find the white tincture then the red tincture - then unite them to accomplish the Great Work.
He is the masculine life force, dynamic, authoritative and full of strong leadership. He is less emotional than his Empress - this energy is perfect for standing strong when feeling vulnerable. Stand strong in your power and trust yourself.
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