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Every year takes on the energy of a particular tarot card. The way to figure out which card rules the year is through numerology. The year 2020 breaks down to the number 4 (2+0+2+0=4). If you’re familiar with tarot cards, you likely know that the fourth card in the Major Arcana is the Emperor. Therefore, the Emperor is the tarot card of 2020. Here’s what that means for the year ahead.
Breaking down Emperor energy
So what does the Emperor stand for? I’m always a proponet of following intuitive urges rather than memorizing meanings so if the Emperor conjures up a certain meaning for you, go with it.
Generally speaking, the Emperor is a ruler or a figure of authority. It’s a male energy and could be considered a father figure. He brings order to different situations and he rules with a sense of control. The Emperor has power.
However, like all tarot cards, the Emperor can have a dark side. He can be a tyrant and rule with an iron fist. He can be controlling, dominating and unwilling to bend or compromise.
So what does that mean for you? On a personal level, look for ways to take more control over your life. Where do you need to exert more power? Have you given your power away? If so, this is the time to take it back.
Maybe this is the year to establish a sense of order or to create some structure around a goal you have in your life. You may be called into a position of leadership where you will need to call on your Emperor energy to inspire those around you. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman; the Emperor calls on you to embrace your yang energy for the tasks ahead.
However, the Emperor does come with its warnings. Look out for situations in which you may be too controlling or unwilling to listen to the feedback of others. A good leader is not a dictator so when seeking to exert control, make sure you rule with heart.
The Emperor energy on a global level
Just as the Emperor’s energy can touch your personal life, look for it to be evident in the world around you. Since the Emperor is the tarot card of 2020, the spotlight this year is on world leaders and power structures.
On a global level, some tarot card readers suggest that the Emperor signifies Donald Trump. Trump is a world leader in a position of authority whose actions have impacted every portion of the world. He is polarizing, meaning he’s widely despised, yet he is adored by his base.
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There are no two ways to look at it: 2020 will be a decisive year for Trump. He has been impeached and is currently facing a Senate trial. Even if nothing comes of it, the American presidential election will take place in 2020 so Trump will either win four more years or be removed from power. Whichever outcome occurs will have ramifications across the world.
This may be a year in which other figures of authority are in the spotlight. The Emperor energy may also lead to challenges in authority, as people around the world feel moved to rally against the status quo. Power struggles may also seem more commont than usual this year.
If you’re serious about working with Emperor energy this year, take the Emperor card out of your favorite deck and meditate on it. Afterwards, journal your thoughts about the Emperor’s significance in your life in 2020.