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King of Cups

The King of Cups is a court card in the Cups suit of the Minor Arcana.

Card meaning

The King of Cups is typically illustrated as a mature man seated on a throne, which floats on choppy waters. He holds a cup in one hand and a scepter in the other, representing his emotional and authoritative control. Despite the turbulent sea around him, the King’s expression remains calm and composed, showcasing his mastery over emotions.

The King of Cups symbolizes emotional balance, diplomacy, and the ability to handle challenging situations with grace. He is the epitome of calm in the face of stormy emotions and embodies the qualities of a true, compassionate leader. His wisdom doesn’t stem from intellectual pursuits alone but from a deep understanding of human nature and emotions. He knows when to show his feelings and when to keep them in check. The presence of this card suggests the importance of controlling one’s emotions, especially during tough times, and making decisions that are both fair and compassionate. The King of Cups also represents a person who can offer sound advice, having seen and experienced many of life’s ups and downs.

Stay calm and composed, especially in emotional situations, and lead with empathy and understanding.

A mature individual who possesses emotional intelligence, is diplomatic, calm even in stressful situations, and offers wisdom drawn from vast life experiences.

Fool card about Feelings

(Relationship, Love)

In the context of love, the King of Cups suggests a relationship marked by emotional maturity, understanding, and deep commitment. It can represent a partner who offers emotional stability and understands the importance of balance in a relationship. This card advises that in order to maintain a healthy relationship, one needs to control extreme emotional reactions and approach situations with calmness and understanding.

Card about Health

In terms of health, this card points to emotional and mental balance being as crucial as physical well-being. It suggests finding therapeutic ways to deal with stress and seeking professional help if dealing with emotional or psychological issues.

Tarot Card in Finances

Financially, the King of Cups indicates a balanced approach to money. He suggests making financial decisions with both the heart and mind, considering the well-being of everyone involved. It could also hint at consulting a financial advisor or someone with emotional intelligence and financial acumen.

Jobs: Therapist, diplomat, counselor, psychiatrist, mediator, or any leadership role requiring emotional intelligence and calm decision-making.

The King of Cups represents emotional maturity, diplomacy, and the ability to navigate challenging situations with grace and understanding.

General meaning: Emotional Balance, Diplomacy, Compassion, Wisdom, Calmness, Leadership, Grace, Understanding, Maturity, Control.
Places: Counseling centers, peaceful waterfronts, mediation rooms, places of diplomatic meetings or negotiations.

Reversed Card

When reversed, the King of Cups might suggest emotional manipulation, moodiness, or an inability to manage one’s feelings. It can also indicate someone who is not as emotionally mature or stable as they appear to be.

Numerological vibration : 5
Card number: 14
Type pf Suit: Cups
Other names: Master of Emotions, Diplomatic Ruler, Wise Counselor.

Remember to have your own interpretation. Focus and feel individual energy that flows from the Tarot Card.