Knight of Cups

To gain a more complete understanding of the Knight of Cups, an overview of the suit and symbol is provided first.

Overview of the Cups

Aliases: Chalices

Element: Water

Zodiac: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

Playing Card Suit: Hearts

Class:Artists and Visionaries

Rules: The Heart

The Cups focus on emotions and matters of the heart. Tarot card meanings for the Cups suit tend to guide emotional questions of almost any nature.

Connected to the element of Water, this suit rules the Zodiac Water signs of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio.

If you want to see all of the Tarot cards in the Cups suit, visit The Cups.

The Cups is the Tarot suit long connected with any issues of emotion. Ruled by water, feelings can run high when this suit makes an appearance.

When looking at the meaning of each Tarot card in the Cups suit, make note of what other suits are present. If there are also a lot of Coins or Wands, this indicates what is actually happening. 

The presence of a number of Cups or Swords cards can suggest that this is more subjective, what the querent is feeling.

If you're just learning to read Tarot cards, use the position in the Tarot layout as well as the meanings to guide you. And never forget to listen to your gut instinct, even if it means the changing the official definition slightly.

Synopsis of the Knight

The Knight is an age-old archetype of the hero or heroine, a symbol of adventure, daring and skill.  With the Knight, we have built upon the learning experience of the Page and using these skills, have entered the world to seek our fortune.

The Knight brings bravery and daring, both internal and externally.  There is also the sense of haste, as if the Knight worries that if she doesn't get going in a hurry, all the opportunities will be lost.

While the Knight has achieved a level of mastery, he still hasn't acquired the wisdom that time provides but also hasn't lost the sense of wonder and excitement that often gets left behind.  In a sense, Knight occupies the best of all worlds, if she doesn't let her impulsiveness lead her into dangerous situations.

Upright Tarot Card Meaning:

The Knight of Cups is a loving and creative symbol that is sometimes connected to the knights of King Arthur's court.  Romantic and passionate, the Knight of Cups is a great believer in ideals and dreams. 

Sometimes indicating that a new romantic relationship is coming, what you will experience now is the idealized version - reality and problems have yet to intrude.

It's an ideal time to explore your psychic gifts further and any practices that encourage both concentration and a calm environment would work wonders; think of yoga, chi gong, t'ai chi, or meditation to build focus.

Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

With the Knight of Cups reversed, the promise and artistic vision is clouded by emotional issues as well as a lack of motivation. 

He likes to receive advice - it makes him feel like he is doing something - but rarely will follow through and take it.  He may be lost in his head, finding that his fantasies are better than reality.

This tarot card's meaning can also suggest narcissism, and an excessive interest in the self.  There is also the sense of masking the true identity so a connection with overuse of drugs or alcohol may also occur.

Tarot Card Keywords:

loving dreamer, creative, playful, idealistic, arrival of romance, lack of reality, spiritual person, talented but without follow through, lazy, sleep through life, read rather than act, new creative endeavours, classes for artistic or spiritual pursuits, false relationships, drug dealers. 

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