Knight of cups

What Knight of cups means in a tarot reading

The Knight of Cups

Knight of cups

You are a dedicated, motivated, emotional, tender, sensitive and loving person.

Prone to travel and constantly expanding yourself - you are close to 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 bearer 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. The decisions you make are highly evolved for your place in life because you have allowed yourself to learn how to connect with 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.

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