Tarot Reversals for Beginners by Leeza Robertson
For those of us who calculate such things, 2020 is the Year of the Emperor. The digits in 2020 add up to 4, which is the number of the Emperor. Many of us have a challenging experience with this card because it is associated with political leadership...and many of us have a challenging relationship with political leaders, or at least some of them. The Emperor is an important and necessary energy and we definitely need to heal it by knowing that human examples of Emperor energy are not always the best examples. Maybe reflecting on our ideas of the Emperor reversed will help us understand the upright Emperor better.
In the Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn, there are three cards that when set together side-by-side form a panorama. They are The Empress, The Emperor, and The Hierophant.
I’ve used my newly acquiring, super-amazing Photoshopping skillz and put these cards together for you. I think it is pretty cool.
Now, the LWB says nary a word about this at all, so we are, first, left to discover it on our own, and, second, left to our own devices to determine why. Was it just a clever little trick that the artist threw in for fun? Is there some unusual relationship between these three cards that someone with more Golden Dawn knowledge than I have knows about (if so, let us know in the