Own the original painting of The Emperor card from the WilderWoven Tarot. 




Watercolor and white ink.




Artwork: 11x14 inch / Matting and Framing: 12x16 inch




To protect against UV light and moisture damage, this painting has been sprayed with an archival, non-yellowing, gloss coating. Framed without glass to remove the barrier between you and the artwork. 


Dark oak frame comes from sustainably sourced wood.




Your painting will be packaged in a well cushioned box and shipped with insurance and a tracking number.


Card Descriptions


Upright - Solid Foundations, Experience, Protection, Security


A stoic red rock crab sits upon a rigid throne backed by austere cliffs. He looks across his domain with cold, analytical eyes made wise through years of experience. He has survived this long by knowing which battles to take and which to avoid. Although his hardened shell and strong claws present a tough exterior, they belie a soft underbelly. Shielded by his suit of armor, the Emperor may appear rigid and iron handed, but he is not without feeling. He will fight to protect those and that which he cares for. 


When life feels groundless and stability is lacking, the Emperor can offer a solid surface for us to stand on. Similarly, when we’ve been caught in turbulent emotional waters, the Emperor can provide the balancing force of steady reason and logic. 


Reversed - Rigidity, Emotional Unavailability, Power Imbalance 


Do you wear your rigid shell like a shield against the world? Are you afraid to let down your defenses and expose your softer side? In order to grow, a crab must be willing to shed its hardened armor. Molting is a vulnerable process, but it’s also necessary for long-term survival.

The Emperor -Original Framed Watercolor Painting