“THE EMPEROR” is the Father archetype of the Tarot deck . He sits upon a large stone throne. In his right hand, the Emperor holds an ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life, and in his left is an orb representing the world over which he rules.
He wears a red robe, indicative of his power, passion and energy for life. Underneath it, he wears a suit of armour, suggesting that he is protected from any threat (and any emotional response or vulnerability). His long beard is symbolic of his age-old wisdom and experience, and along with his gold crown, he is an authority figure who demands to be heard.