Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Zombie Tarot: The Emperor
The Emperor is the Father of the deck. He is warlike and has clear opinions on issues. Where the Empress is emotional and feminine, the Emperor is physical and masculine. In the zombie tarot, George Romero is the Emperor. As the father of modern zombie movies he seemed like a natural choice for the Emperor.
The Emperor sits in a director's chair. He is the master of all he surveys as he seeks to make his vision a reality. He is an old man who has seen much but he is still powerful.
Upright, The Emperor stands for power and fatherhood. He provides order and stability in chaotic situations.
Reversed, The Emperor is inflexible. He can not change and only seeks to recreate what made him powerful.