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Appalachian Tarot Card: "The Emperor"
Appalachian Tarot Card: "The Emperor"
Appalachian Tarot Card: "The Emperor"
Appalachian Tarot Card: "The Emperor"
Appalachian Tarot Card: "The Emperor"
Appalachian Tarot Card: "The Emperor"
Holler Creative Company

Appalachian Tarot Card: "The Emperor"

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Our Appalachian Tarot card series features original illustrations celebrating the magic and mystery of Appalachian folklife and lore.

The Emperor is often seen as a father figure and a symbol of control, authority, duty, strength, confidence, status, and material wealth. At times, he can be arrogant and haughty. He is associated with the Aries zodiac sign.

In our version, we've replaced the Aries ram with a whitetail buck. They are common to the Appalachian region and, for hunters, killing an old buck with a large rack is a status symbol and major accomplishment. Even non-hunters are often awed by mature bucks whose horns can rival any royal crown. They are majestic and graceful, but can also be aggressive and spirited, particularly when fighting for territory with other males.

The Emperor card is also associated with the fire element and the planet Mars. In our drawing, fire is signified through the blazing autumn leaves, and Mars hangs in the sky. The planet is cradled in the horns of the deer as a representation of the orb the Emperor typically holds in more traditional Tarot illustrations.