The word of the day is perspective. That's what I hear most often. Tarot gives you a bird's eye view of where you're at, where you want to be, and the steps to take to get there.
Being in a loving relationship with a cute house and a nice dog and a few cucumbers growing out back is a beautiful, beautiful thing. But if you don't know who the heck you are without all that? In the words of Oda Mae Brown, "you in danger girl."
In this case we're looking at flower child energy versus corporate stooge energy, the latter being our Hierophant.
She’s the part of you that dives into a new hobby, relationship, or commitment having no idea how it’s going to turn out, but knowing that it feels right.
The Emperor is all about mastery. When you get the Emperor in a reading, it’s time to sit on your throne and say “I’m on the board of directors of this lousy company.” Show them who’s boss.
She was a groovy, earth mother in the sense that she wanted me to explore the wildest depths of my imagination, let my freak flag fly, and never pressured me to adhere to any mundane standards.
After a lifetime of asking for the universe to present me with a neon, "this is what you should do and how you should do it" sign pointing in the direction of my destiny, I've given up on that "I need the answers" way of thinking.