“THE EMPEROR” is the Father archetype of the Tarot deck.
He sits upon a large stone throne. In his right hand holds an ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life, and in his left is an orb representing the world over which he rules.
Wearing 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.