Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups

The Basic Meaning of the Card (Rider-Waite)

The Knight of Cups represents romance, charm and emotional honesty. The card shows a knight in armor riding on a white horse and holding a cup. The white horse symbolizes purity and spiritual ideals, while the cup represents emotions and intuition. The knight is a messenger of love, inspiration and emotional openness.

Upright Meaning

When the Knight of Cups is upright, it indicates that you are in a period of romance, creativity and emotional engagement. It can forebode a new love relationship or a deeper connection in an existing one. The card urges you to follow your heart and to be honest with your feelings. It is also a time to be open to receiving love and support from others and to give love and support in return.

Reversed Meaning

When the Knight of Cups is reversed, it may mean that you are overly emotional, fickle or indecisive. It can also indicate that you are being cautious or afraid to express your feelings. Reversed, the card can warn that you are being manipulative or dishonest in your emotional relationships, which can lead to painful consequences.

Example of an Interpretation

If the Knight of Cups appears in a reading about your personal life, it could mean that you are about to experience a deep emotional connection with someone. It could be a new romantic relationship or an existing one reaching a higher level of engagement. To make the most of this opportunity, it is important to be honest with your feelings and to be open to giving and receiving love. If you are unsure how to express your feelings, it may be time to reflect on what is holding you back and work on overcoming those obstacles.


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