You are a dedicated, motivated, emotional, tender, sensitive and loving person.
Prone to travel and constantly expanding yourself you are close with family and friends even what would be known as a defender of honor as well as matters of the heart and loyalty. You are the person that everyone goes to for emotional support, and nurturing or loving care. The Knight of Cups is symbolic of a younger kind of love, but one that is greatly enhanced by the ability to take action. The Knight is innocent but is maturing, a student of life, he sacrifices for others in his path for wisdom. This is very much the same for you.
The Knight of Cups is depicted riding on a horse in armor that is not warlike, more artistic. He wears a helmet that has wings; there are signs of a dual sexed nature of Hermes. He carries his cup strongly as he shows up near to a stream. This is a card one should choose to represent a young person with light brown hairs and hazel eyes. There is an energy of a youth who is poetic and graceful, a dreamer. He comes charging into your life inviting, proposing. He is a barer of new messages.
The Knight of Cups is a representative of all things passionate regarding the heart. Moving past the youth of the Page he is capable of experiencing deep emotions and mastering his desires. There is a level of emotional security within this person. There is a great chance that you will be offered some kind of interesting and unexpected invitation, which will push you through an emotional experience that will have an opportunistic end. Your decisions are easy to make and don’t involve a lot of thought. Whereas the Page of Cups would need to be coached through making the right decisions, the Knight of Cups has learned all of those lessons and has become much more accustomed to handling himself with a level of grace and strength previously unavailable. The Knight of Cups brings out the lover in all of us. He represents Karmic attachment in relationships. He decisions you make are highly evolved for your place in life because you have allowed yourself to learn how to connect to your higher self and higher source energy.
The Knight of Cups is a dreamer therefore your life is currently being blessed with the ability to dream and dream big. But unlike the Page who is still trying to figure out how to put things into action, the Knight is well aware of the necessity of momentum in all things. You must become adept at making constant adjustments for yourself; flow in the direction that is being presented that resonates with your inner understanding. Fantasy is always exciting, but you have grown up to know that without reality it means nothing. When you deny your basic attachment to the world, your imagination is incapable of producing anything.
Passiveness is something to be aware of however, as this can be a way for you to deny the temptations that are disturbing your inner peace. Now what you must master is an inability to commit.
The Knight of Cups in Love
The Knight of Cups is able to figure out fantasy verses reality, he has a lust for life. But what he needs to work on is his ability to stay in one place. Sometimes it is necessary to both recognize the importance of movement in order to learn lessons, but one must also learn to understand the benefits of stability in relationships. Sometimes the Knight of Cups is known as the serial dater. The Knight will go from person to person enjoying the experience as well as keeping them from perpetuating. In a sense, despite their ability to connect with what’s real, they are also afraid of what commitment might feel like. Their fears however are based in fantasy, and they need to learn to let that go. If you find that the Knight of Cups is representing you at this time, then you need to begin to ask yourself why it is that you are afraid or uninterested in commitment, and consider what you might get out of such a relationship. And if you happen to be one of the souls who is in love with someone like the Knight of Cups, then you must realize what you are dealing with. If the Knights are capable of pushing back their fears and learning from them, they are beautiful and wonderful lovers. But do not try to push them yourselves, it won’t work.
If you are single right now, this is a positive tiding that you have someone lovely coming into your life. Embrace and welcome it when it comes.
The Knight of Cups in Health
When the Knight of Cups presents itself in your reading about health, you can expect good news as well as a recommendation to get out there and meet new people in order for you to feel grounded in the world.
The Knight of Cups in Work and Wealth
When the Knight of Cups appears in your reading there is a promotion or a bonus in your future in your work situation. The knight offers positive tidings of progress and forward motion in work situations, as well as the possibility to get out on your own and start a new venture if that is what you are looking to do at this time.
Reversed Knight of Cups in a reading
The Knight of Cups in the reversed position is telling you that it is important to look before you leap, for the main reason of understanding all that is out there. There are half-truths in every conversation, and if you are looking for a way out you are going to find it regardless. Therefore you need to be honest with yourself and with your partner (both in business and in romance) and express what it is that you want and what you do not want. Look before you leap - get the whole picture - half truths can promote difficulties in any relationship. Feeling only what is pleasurable and striving to perpetuate that experience is a shallow way to live that will not appease you in the long term. Consider what you are making your reality. If you are detached from your intuition you will not be happy until you reconnect.
If you have received the Nine of Wands in your reading you will be receiving a strength of vision that you never thought was possible in the past.
This vision is going to be equally balanced with emotions, spirit and physical health. You are making the right choices for yourself. You have gained much knowledge from what you have been through and now you must establish a certain level of mastery. As a part of this mastery over your reality, you must hear what others have to say so that you can gain multiple perspectives which will help you make better decisions, choose better roads to cross and will teach you a tremendous amount about yourself.
In the Rider Waite Deck, we see again, the fellow that has been fighting all along the Suit of Wands. His wounded head indicates that he has been through a struggle in order to protect what he loves and even though he is tired he is prepared to fight some more. He is protecting a boundary made of the previous 8 wands. This means that right now you are in an intermission as far as the struggles you have been pursuing to get through to your initiatory phase, so you must regain your strength after resting and regrouping and speaking to others about what you should do. There are those in your life right now that have excellent advice to offer you. You must not be stubborn in this moment because you will benefit greatly from the help should you choose to accept it. The 9 of Wands says that you should accept as much help from genuinely helpful people as is possible. Remember this is a card of fire, but consider this moment as a time to gather more fuel so that you can burn brighter than ever.
The Nine of Wands is a card of self respect. The man depicted in the card is not afraid of losing, instead he has enough faith in himself and in his cause that he is willing to die for it. Obviously the card does not suggest that you go the lengths of having to die for a cause, but in this case, the willingness to be uncompromisable about your values is an important aspect of developing a strong sense of self. In this fiery phase a sense of self is extremely important to the overall success of your battle. If you are going through a hard time right now where you feel that you can’t go on, please know that the Nine of Wands is saying that you have already come far, that you have done well and you only have a little bit farther to go.
One of the best ways to prepare and win a battle is to give your body a chance to develop its muscles. In this you should consider your emotions, your physical state and your spirituality all separate bodies whose muscles need to be tones and strengthened. You have a huge amount of charm and attractiveness to both sexes, so you won’t have to worry about or fear not getting attention, but you need to focus on yourself, on your personal journey and on the work that you have yet to do.
The Nine of Wands in Love
In love, the Nine of Wands portrays you as someone who is very attractive to both sexes. Anyone who has fought as hard as you have, will have a certain kind of ‘extra’ physique about them that will send out signals to other people letting them know that you have a strong and good character. The light that you radiate illuminates all that is dark around you, and will attract many people, somewhat like a moth to a flame. However, for you, the love that you must illuminate needs to encompass not only yourself and those that love you, but you must also challenge yourself as part of your learning to love those that you find thorny to deal with. Embrace the people who are making your life difficult. You will have no problems in love at this time, but right now you must focus your attentions on bettering your circumstances so that you are ready for the final phase.
The Nine of Wands in Health
When the Nine of Wands appears in your spread regarding health there is going to be some level of anxiety and worry that you are going to have to push through. There is heaviness and a fear of losing grip on what you possess in your life. Whether that is love, possessions, money, or relationships, the Nine of Wands gives you hope because it is lending you the strength that it has and it is orbiting all around you to help you.
The Nine of Wands in Work and Wealth
Now is the time to protect the work that you have started and create a savings from it. When it comes to money and abundance, now is not the time to be frivolous. You are protecting yourself by buying insurance and making sure that if anything should happen that could create a financial bump that you are prepared to handle it. But you should not spend randomly. You must take care of what you have now so that you will have later when life gets rocky again.
Reversed Meaning - Nine of Wands
If you have received the Nine of Wands in the reversed position in your reading this means that you are going through a phase of feeling defeated because something has happened to make you feel that your defenses, the ones that you worked very hard on, have failed. You have burdened yourself with problems that are bigger then you can handle and you feel weak and incapable of holding them back. Why are you giving away your personal responsibility? The Nine of Wands exemplifies that you are in control of your life and your reality; therefore, nothing is happening to you that is out of your control. Right now you just feel like it is because it is easier then admitting that you need to start over again. It is challenging to go through this because you have already risked so much. But the Nine of Wands assists you in being fearless. You must push yourself to continue the fight or you will lose to it.