Now that summer is officially here, and our days are getting shorter, it’s a good time to think about making the most of the sunlight. The Sun rules the Emperor, a card from the Major Arcana that gives us strength, drive, and a fierce energy. The Emperor is also the 4th card of the Major Arcana, and 4 has been a common theme for us over the past couple of weeks. If you remember the last time I pulled several fours, I talked about stability. The number four is sturdy and immovable. It’s important to remember to cherish and feel grateful for the stable environment, but to also keep the energy flowing. Keep taking chances and making bold decisions that your heart wants you to make. The Emperor holds the yang qualities of power and grace close to their heart. They have inherent talents and abilities to lead and be a pioneer, and Mercury is in a position to push these characteristics to their full potential. The Emperor also knows that sometimes you must make certain sacrifices to benefit the whole. There is a lot going on in the political realm where no one is making any sacrifices for the greater good, and this needs to change. How can we be better leaders? Think about decisions that lead by example. Think about how you can contribute to the better for humans as a species. Act accordingly.