Daily Draw: Anna.K Tarot ~ Emperor
Anna aligns this card with father figure responsibilities and you can see the weight of that task everywhere in this image.
I'm reminded by this card of my father in law. For the bulk of his adult life he was a harsh man who couldn't share his emotions but when dementia took the man we knew away, we were left with all the good stuff he never dared show in his quest to provide for his family's outer needs. I'm so grateful his family had those last two years with the gentle side of this Emperor.
"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant." ~ Max De Pree
The Anna.K Tarot deck from Austria is the workhorse this week. This is the first edition published a few years ago, quickly sold out. Bouyed by it's success she reimaged a few of the cards and printed the second edition. Either edition is lovely with it's rich deep coloring. The original companion book is in German; she had it translated and it is now avaliable for download on her site. (Maybe...I cannot find the offer on the site now)
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