Life Archetype: Emperor
LIFE ARCHETYPE: THE EMPEROR
The Emperor thrives on structure and order…and doesn’t take orders from anyone. A natural leader with big ambitions. Conquer wisely.
Attention: Leave your tyrant at home.
This is the one question the Emperor must ask when making a decision in order to remain balanced.
Does this help me build my empire?
Also known as sub-archetypes.
Leader; CEO; Sovereign; Builder; Provider; Protector; Father; Patriarch; Elder; Conqueror; Tyrant
The Material & Architecture
To leave a legacy.
Let’s build this.
My creations are sacred. I honour the holy in the physical.
#4, sceptre, orb, ankh, house, construction tools, celtic cross, oak tree, owl, square, cube
red and purple
GODS / GODDESSES:
Zeus, Jupiter, Hera, Juno, Hades, Pluto, Athena, Chronos, Saturn
Legacy, stability, strategy, construction, authority, expertise, time management, organisation, solidness, a plan, leadership, sovereignty, hierarchy, execution, commands, orders, rules, decrees, conquest, challenge, consistency, a cause, commitment, loyalty, competence, quality, dominion, possession, achievements, expansion, recognition, new territory, alliance, delegation, diplomacy, negotiation, wealth, acquisition, results, clear reason for doing something, competition, discipline, hard work, professionalism, straight talk, law and order, completion, respect, obedience, control, concentration, status, success, truth, justice, honour, accolades
Great negotiator and networker.
Knows how to present himself for the right connections and closure of deals.
Naturally good at negotiating and closing deals.
Loves to delegate and organise.
Has a natural desire to acquire.
Fearlessly protects those he cares about.
Charismatic and strong physicality.
Knows what he wants.
Controls and commands through his sheer presence.
Acquiring wisdom through experience and sharing that.
Maintaining a clear head when challenged.
Conquering new territory, both physically and mentally.
Building a legacy.
Taking orders from someone that seems to be incompetent.
Expressing feminine feeling qualities publicly.
Appreciating others contributions and opinions.
Appreciation of what was achieved and what one has.
Letting others figure out their own stuff without barging in and taking over.
Collaboration on an equal level without competition.
Enjoying the achievements and life in general.
Changes of any kind, especially unplanned changes.
Flexibility issues. A willingness to see and do things from a different perspective.
Developing an internal sense of stability.
Being questioned and criticised as the authority and leader.
Being humble in his aspirations while acknowledging his authority.
Oppression of others.
Using personal power to dominate others.
The insatiable desire for more power and possession.
Lack of self control and ambition and ability to deal with any kind of authority.
Stubbornness, aggression and the strong need to be right.
PRIMARY LIFE LESSON:
The right use of power.
To be found out as a fraud.
The Emperor is born with this primary wound. It’s often unconscious and hard to spot.
The Father wound
This is the achilles heel the Emperor must watch out for.
These are the things the Emperor must have in both life & home in order to have balance.
The final say in a matter.
Life rules in place, law and order.
Quality and professionalism.
Questioning the sensibility something.
Embodying form and structure while maintaining a balance with nature.
Clear thinking paired with discipline and dedication.
These are the things the Emperor must absolutely avoid in order to have balance in both life & home.
Clutter and confusion
Death Archetype: Nothing stays the same. Change is life.
Do with great strategy & zeal. This isn’t a hostile take-over, you are building a legacy. Read more about the bigger context of Doing Styles.
Make a list of all the things you adore about yourself and then start building those self-love blocks. Stop being your own worst tyrant. Read more about the bigger context of Self-love Styles.
Self-love is like building blocks, stack them.
Harvest some of the fruit of territory conquered and enjoy it in style. Read more about the bigger context of Harvest Styles.
FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH THIS ARCHETYPE:
Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian, Richard Branson, Bernard Arnault, Martha Beck, Lynne Twist, Elton John, Marie Curie, Donald Trump, Meghan Markle, Leonardo da Vinci, Anita Roddick, Margaret Thatcher, Pamela Anderson, Will Smith, Paul McCartney, Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Chinua Achebe