Letters From Thoth & The New Era Elements
The Emperor (Thoth)
Here we have Aries, with Mars ruling and Sol exalted. As Crowley says, "The sign is thus a combination of energy in its most material form with the idea of authority." This is the 3rd Alchemical trump and represents Sulfur - the male fiery energy of the Universe - this is a swift creative energy, the initiative of all Being.
If you want a bit more of the alchemy - the red eagle on his shield identifies the red tincture, symbolic of the fiery action and nature of the Sun and gold. Whereas the Empress has a white eagle - the white tincture, symbolic of action and nature of the Moon and silver. Alchemically you need to find the white then the red and unite them to accomplish the Great Work. Suggesting that the Empress and her Emperor get along in a quite cozy manner indeed - which can be seen in Art.
The Emperor (NEE)
This is a card of structure, order and reason. This is a strong energy that provides responsibility and protection to those who need it. While The Empress is all about the mother love, the Emperor is more about doing what needs to be done no matter who might get hurt in the process. This is all about Aries in Mars and that is some powerful yet aggressive stuff. Leadership good. Tyranny not so much. Fine line to walk.
My Aries self does like this card, for it brings a strong and powerful energy to whatever it is you are trying to accomplish. But it also has a darker side, in that - good leadership is protective and has a sense of commitment to those under protection. It isn't selfish or tyrannical in nature. Let the positive energy of this card shine, like the Sun its under and trust that you will use it wisely!
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