The Knight of Cups Tarot Card Meanings
The Knight of Cups Tarot Table of Contents
- Key Symbolic Meanings
- The Knight of Cups Upright
- The Knight of Cups Reversed
- Metaphysical Correspondences
- Numerology Symbolism of The Knight of Cups
- Back to the Suit of Cups
- Back to the Minor Arcana
- Back to all Tarot Card Meanings
The Knight of Cups Tarot Card Meanings
The Knight of Cups is a messenger, and his message is one of replenishment and joy.
It is said that the Knight of Cups is the most feminine of the knights in the tarot. That’s because the contents of his cup have the power to restore life to even the most inhospitable terrain.
The landscape through which he rides on the Knight of Cups tarot card is barren, although a river runs right through it. Only in the distance can you see a few clusters of rugged trees.
The life the Knight of Cups brings to this desert is not only physical, but also spiritual, as you can see from the red fish embroidered on the Knight’s tabard.
The wings on the Knight’s helmet and boots, a reference to the Greek god Hermes, show that his message is of divine origin.
His horse is grey, reinforcing the fact that the Knight of Cups is moving at a slow and measured pace. This allows the Knight to travel through smooth and mountainous terrain – even cross rushing rivers – without spilling a single drop of the chalice’s precious contents.
The Knight of Cups’ actions and emotions are in perfect balance – it’s the same inner balance that has allowed the scared, helpless crayfish in The Moon of the Major Arcana to become the radiant Charioteer who has crossed the Great Abyss. In fact, Kabbalists often compare the Abyss to a barren desert.
The Knight of Cups’ visor is up. That’s a gesture by medieval knights signaling that their intentions were peaceful. The undented armor is polished and shines brightly in the sun. Here, it is a symbol of divine grace and the purity of his intentions.
This Knight of Cups is a lover, not a fighter. There’s no shame in swooning when you see him appear in a reading. It’s not easy to resist the power of love.
Who’d want to, anyway?
Upright Knight of Cups Tarot Card Meanings
When you see the Knight of Cups card in a reading, get ready to be swept off your feet!
The Knight of Cups tarot card is definitely a message of love. If you’ve been searching for true romance, it’s coming your way! It describes a person who is deeply in touch with his feelings. As a result, he knows how to manage his emotions like a grown up.
You won’t have to worry about a man-sized three year-old who has forgotten that throwing a tantrum in the snack food aisle of the grocery store isn’t cute anymore!
Even better, because of his deep connection with his feelings, he’ll know exactly what to do to make you feel loved.
In broader terms, the Knight of Cups tarot cards suggests that deep seated emotional needs are about to be fulfilled. Old wounds can finally heal and grudges can be put to rest. You may even get that long overdue apology from a former friend or lover.
It’s pretty hard to ignore the Grail legend whenever knights and cups are in the same picture. The Knight of Cups tarot card also announces divine relief. Your prayers are being answered, and in a way that has your long term well-being at heart.
If you’ve been pondering weighty questions about religion and spirituality, you will have clarity soon.
When the Knight of Cups appears in a reading, it’s also a good idea to review the progress of a long term project you’ve been involved in. Worrying about all the details, it can be difficult to see the forest for the trees. But if you take a step back, you’ll see that you’re a lot closer to your goal than you may have thought.
Remember that this knight moves at a measured and steady pace.
In a reading, the Knight of Cups card also suggests that you’ll receive an important message, possibly from afar or from someone you haven’t from in a while. Keep your cell phone charged and check your mail box. It’s likely to be good news!
Knight of Cups Reversed Tarot Card Meanings
When the Knight of Cups card is reversed, he urges you to take a close look at your wants, needs, and fears – your emotional household in general.
If you don’t have a clear idea of what brings you joy, causes you pain, and what makes you afraid, others will use this lack of knowledge to manipulate you!
Manipulators tend to have a better idea of what makes you tick than you. That’s why they’re so good at getting you to do what they want. What’s worse, they have a special talent for making you ignore your inner alarm bells – no matter how loud they are ringing.
Someone in your life may not have your best interest in mind, and he or she is being rather sneaky about it.
This person is not trying to dazzle you with some pie-in-the-sky scheme. That would be much too obvious, making it too easy for you to say no. Instead, he or she is playing on your emotional needs. Chances are, you already know that. You just don’t know how else to fill that void inside you.
Maybe you’re afraid to acknowledge that need. Admitting that you are lacking something important may make you feel smaller and weaker than you think you are. Believe it or not, many people actually fear their own power, because they’ve grown up with a false sense of modesty.
That’s exactly what manipulators count on! The good news is that you can take your power back any time you want.
When reversed, the Knight of Cups also suggests that you need to look more closely at the dynamics of your relationship. Is it based on “chemistry” alone? Physical attraction is a good start. Keep in mind, however, that lasting, loving relationships meet a broad spectrum of needs. Usually, the best lovers are also faithful friends and trustworthy partners.
The Knight of Cups Tarot Card Metaphysical Correspondences:
The Knight of Cups Card & Tarot Numerology
Because of their position on the Tree of Life, knights are associated with the Number 6. Kabbalistically, this number corresponds to the energizing power of the sun.
In traditional Numerology, 6 is attributed to the strong yearning created by Venus. When these combined energies act on water, subconscious impulses are manifested as dreams or visions.
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