A Taste of Tarot: Aries & The Emperor

A look at the symbolism of Aries' Tarot Card, The Emperor


Every zodiac sign is ruled by a Tarot card from the Major Arcana! The zodiac sign of Aries is ruled by The Emperor card. Here we take a look at the symbolic connections between fiery Aries and The Emperor...


The Feisty Ram: Aries

The Emperor Tarot Card

Ruled by action planet Mars, Aries is represented by the ram. A born leader, this determined fire sign has a tendency to act first and think later. Aries LOVES taking on new things, but due to their short attention span, they don’t always finish them. And while their bold nature usually gets results, their self-centered attitude can often create problems in relationships.

Aries and The Emperor

The Emperor card features a wise, authoritative, old man sitting on a stone throne embellished with rams! His white beard represents experience, while his armor is a sign of the inevitable battle to come. Like Aries, the Emperor reminds us that, "Anything worth having is worth fighting for!"

The ball in the Emperor’s right hand represents the world, or more specifically his role as the ruler of people. The red robe and vibrant sunrise support the theme of fire. Aries is ruled by Mars, the red planet. The color red inspires initiative and taking action! And last but not least, the powerful mountains in the background remind us of the unyielding nature of Aries.

Now that you know more about The Emperor card,
see if this card turns up for you in a FREE 3-Card Tarot reading here!

Check out other Astrology/Tarot connections!

Cancer & The Chariot

Leo & Strength

Virgo & The Hermit

Libra & Justice

Scorpio & Death

Sagittarius & Temperance

The Devil & Capricorn

The Star & Aquarius

The Moon & Pisces

The Emperor & Aries

Taurus & The Hierophant

Gemini & The Lovers