The comparison of readings and meanings between the ancient Egyptian tarot cards and the most modern of Gypsy tarot allow us to discover how the tarot has been evolving and adapting to offer answers and advice appropriate to the new concerns of humanity. Take, for example, the case of the arcane Egyptian tarot IV, the emperor. It’s a letter which refers to the principles of authority and power, but essentially the ability to join wills in pursuit of a common goal. The spirit of this deck is summed up in a phrase: the Emperor symbolizes the art of governing all territories. This arcane ensures the consultant that simply put the heart and spirit in the service of the work so that blessings will materialize in his life.
It means that for anyone whose mind and heart speak through their hands, prosperity will be a reality. This teaching is based on the Egyptian belief in the unlimited power of the virtues of the man, able to firmly materialize throughout project. This not implicaque will not appear obstacles along the way, but will be the strength to overcome them and prosperity will be the reward. The emperor also predicts that who is shipped in this kind of journey in its course can find many friends willing to lend a hand, but that these friendships may also have detrimental an effect or influence. Luck, prevents the Emperor, change your face many times, in some cases too quickly, so it should be always prepared to face contingencies. With the passage of the centuries, the concepts of authority and Government were changing, as well as also the unlimited faith in the transformative power of the virtues of the man.
Therefore, the ancient meanings of this arcane merged and modified. The Emperor is now, for the Gypsy tarot cards, a wise and powerful man who helps and protects, but which can also become an enemy ruthless if it dares to counteract it. The authority appears as an entity that must flatter to get protection and, essentially, tranquility. A notorious reflection of changing times and worldviews. Reversed, this letter speaks of problems with authority in any of the multiple forms it takes in today’s society: parents, teachers, bosses or Government officials.