I didn’t really have a specific intent, all I can think about is my Uncle who passed recently. How sad my cousins must be. So I just let the thoughts flow while I shuffled. Here is what I got for a card today:
IV ~ The Emperor:
Our magnificent Emperor rules over the four cat clans with calm majesty and perspective. Maintaining the territory boundaries and providing for the future welfare of all cats are his chief concerns. The clans may battle and fall into hard times, but when the Emperor steps in, his authority is always accepted. His power comes from within, not from brutal conquest or dominating others into fawning submission. He knows who he is. The empire is cast and his responsibilities great, yet each of us feel truly seen when the Emperor’s wise gaze falls upon us. True leadership combines heart and mind for the benefit of all.
The Cat’s Advice:
Hold fast to the things you know are righteous and good. Use your power wisely for the benefit of those in your care. If you are the one in need of support, make sure those you ask for help are worthy of your trust. In either case, set firm boundaries. Don’t give away your own power.
“Don’t give away your own power.” Very powerful statement. That is what I take away from this read. Sure there are other nuances that pertain to me and my issues but the hanging onto my power, is paramount. Thinking too much just makes me both anxious and depressed so… I will live in the present and try to stay at peace.
~Diana (May 4, 2015)