The Emperor symbolises the father and fatherhood. His energy reflects the traditional role of a father who creates a strong sense of discipline and order in the home to nurture the family. This masculine energy also translates into society where institutionalised power structures administer discipline and order for the greater good of society, offering citizens the security of rules, law and order so that they can thrive and contemplate their higher purpose in life.
The flip side is that The Emperor can become overly motivated by rationale, losing touch with the passion that drives his paternal instinct. On the one hand he can make fair and just rules for the greater good of the home and society but on the other hand he can become a power hungry, corrupted authoritarian who rules with an iron fist.