Protection, Stability, The father
The emperor is the father. He's the tarot's perfect counterpart to the empress. He represents the side of you that is protective, decisive and truly stable. He brings clarity of mind and this in turn leads to actions or decisions.
Sometimes this card is literal and points to a paternal relationship in your life. At other times it suggests reconnecting with the part of you that stands strong and tall and knows just what to do.
With help from the sun, the emperor can see for miles and miles.
Affirmation: I confide in my force. I rule as I serve. I serve as I rule.