King of Cups

 

 

 

Upright position:

 

A business man, a man of law, kindness, a considerate person, a willingness to take on responsibility, and enjoyment of the arts or sciences

 

The King of Cups speaks of balanced male and feminine energy; he holds all the positive qualities of both masculine and feminine. Often he indicates a literal man in your life. Usually, when he represents a ‘live person', he's referring to a very kind and loving man, who will generally have hair on the lighter end of the spectrum. Know that you are supported by the universe, in ways seen and unseen, when he appears.


General: In general the King of Cups represents kindness and compassion. There is an element of pure and true love in your life no matter what your situation when he appears. Nurture yourself, and allow others to nurture you, when you receive this card in a reading.


Work: In the context of work, this card usually points to a male boss or co-worker who is very much "on your team." Don't hesitate to ask him for support if you need it. If you're wondering how others feel about you at work when the King comes up, know that they appreciate and respect you and your work more than you know. Things are likely to be improving at work when the king appears.


Love: With regard to "love questions," when the King appears, the news is very good. There are few cards that are more loving than the king of Cups. If you are looking for love, this can indicate someone who is very balanced and loving headed your way soon. The suits in the tarot are not infallible when it comes to indication of physical characteristics but in general the Cups/Cups will indicate people with hair/coloring on the lighter end of the spectrum. The king bodes well regarding love.


Finances: The king of Cups can indicate a need to face the music financially. Don't avoid the reality of your financial situation. He also can point you to a need to be generous no matter how tight your financial situations might be. No matter how modest your situation is, there is doubtless something that you can and should share with others, even if it's "only" an object or your time. This can often "open up" more prosperity in our lives. Give with kindness and compassion, and know that what goes around always comes around. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it.


Health: With regard to health questions, particularly if you are under a doctors' care, the king reminds us to trust that the healers in our lives are there for a reason. The king can indicate good health news, and trusTworthy advisors/healers (particularly male ones.) Treat your body with care and compassion. Pay attention to what you are bringing into your body and your surroundings when the King appears.


Spirituality: With regard to spirituality, the King can be on the face of it somewhat contradictory, as he combines the generally feminine qualities of compassion, love, and concern, with the male energy of action, accomplishment, and discernment. Meditate on these combinations, and take action. How can you be compassionately active? How can you be loving and still draw boundaries? Start by drawing boundaries for yourself before you consider taking boundaries to others. "Walking meditations" are good and bring insight when this King appears.

 

 

 

Reversed position:

 

A powerful man but a double-dealer, crafty, violent, scandal

 

The King of Cups reversed is about balanced male and feminine energy; he holds all the positive qualities of both masculine and feminine. There can be an element of risk-taking energy when he appears.


General: When you recieve the reversed King of Cups, think deeply about what your most important dreams and desires are, and how you might go after them. This King should inspire you to take risks, when necessary.


Work: At times the reversed King of Cups can point to an upcoming emotional outburst from a man at work. This can be unsettling at first, but after some time, everyone involved should have learned something positive and important about the situation(s). Don't take this outburst personally, even if it is directed at you. But the issues/the outburst may need to be "unpacked" with him, later, to get to the bottom of things.


Love: In general when the reversed King of cups appears, the news is very good in the love realm. If you are looking for love, this card can point to a person coming into your life who is ready to let go of everything to pursue his dreams of love and happiness. It's a very romantic card. Be open.


Finances: The reversed King can often point to someone who is prepared to risk everything, including financially, in order to pursue a dream. There is nothing wrong with this provided one has a solid plan and is willing to work to bring things about; however, if the "dream" is getting rich at the gambling tables, this is a big problem. Watch out for these tendencies and make sure that you protect yourself.


Health: With regard to health questions, particularly if you are under a doctors' care, the reversed King of Cups reminds us to trust that the healers in our lives are there for a reason. Be cautious (and then some) when it comes to "alternative healing" for serious conditions, if you have a diagnosis of one. (If not, this card does not mean that such a diagnosis is forthcoming.) Treat your body with care and compassion. Learn as much as you can about supporting health and treatment options.


Spirituality: The reversed King of Cups can indicate a tendency to be cavalier when it comes to spiritual seeking. It's important to think for yourself, and explore for your own self, when he appears. Don't follow a flock, and above all, think deeply many, many times, before making major life changes to, say, join an ascetic spiritual community in Tibet when you've never previously left the country. If that's where your spirit calls you, that's fine, but be cautious. Take one step at a time. There is no need to hurry. You might repent hasty decisions made on the basis of a short-lived "spiritual" insight or because of a charismatic spiritual "leader."