The Emperor - Thoth Tarot
The Emperor - Thoth Tarot

On Saturday, March 20th, at approximately 1:30 p.m. EST (5:30 p.m. in London; 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 21st in Sydney), the Sun moves into Aries.  Let’s explore this astrological event from the perspective of the Tarot.

Various esoteric societies have linked Tarot cards to a number of other divinatory systems, including astrology.  Aleister Crowley, one of history’s most notorious occultists, linked the sign of Aries to the Emperor.  Many others do the same.

I my work with the Tarot, I have found that, when associating the Sun card to people, it often represents our ‘best-self’, that persona that we put forward when all impediments are gone and all obstacles removed. The Sun represents us at our radiant best.  Thus, at this time of year, when The Sun dons the Emperor’s cloak, the Tarot would have us focus on our ability to lead. When ‘wearing’ the Emperor, our Sun exudes confidence. Our Sun is assertive. We take that ‘best-self’ and put our best foot forward.  I am participating in a Tarot symposium this Saturday and I plan on bringing my ‘best-self’ along.

When the Sun enters Aries, the realm of the Emperor, what associations might YOU draw between these two cards? In what aspects of your life will you don the Emperor’s cloak?

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