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Can anyone tell me the meaning of the Knight of Cups in a tarot card reading?

The woman reading my cards said that this card was my card, and I’m just curious as to what this card means in general.


  1. It depends. Tarot cards have different meanings depending on where they are in a spread, and what cards are in relation to it…I think tho that it might have been used as a “Querent” or a card used in the spread to represent the person asking the question.
    If the reader knows the questioner, they might pick the card based off of personality, which would mean it would be indicating A talented young person, romantic, and possibly an artist of some sort…
    However, if they don’t know you, they’ll pick a card which kind of matches the physical description, which is, light/medium brown hair, hazel eyes, and medium skin..

  2. The Knight of Cups-
    Divinatory meaning-
    Upright – Change and new excitements, particularly of a romantic nature. invitations, opportunities, and offers. A person who is a bringer of ideas, opportunities and offers. He is often constantly bored and in constant need of stimulation, but also artistic and refined. A person who is amiable, intelligent full of high principals, but a dreamer who can be easily led or discouraged.
    Ill Dignified or Reversed – Unreliability and recklessness. Fraud, embezzlement, false promises and trickery. A person who is congenital liar, someone who has trouble discerning the end of the truth and the beginning of falsehood.-

  3. When a knight card is evident it is saying balance is needed in the person’s life…
    On the positive side, the Knight of Cups is a sensitive soul. He is a poet – a lover of all things romantic and refined. He uses his imagination in wondrous ways and taps the deepest levels of emotion. He knows how to create beauty and share it with others. On the negative side, this Knight is prone to flights of fancy and illusion. His melodramatic moods are legendary, and his emotions often get the better of him. He’s too temperamental and takes offense easily. He can’t stand unpleasantness and will always let others deal with it.
    In readings, a Knight of Cups shows that his sensitive style is involved in the situation as an aspect of you, someone else or the atmosphere in general. You need to ask yourself, “Is this Knight’s energy helping or hurting?”
    If his style is evident, then balance is needed. Are your feelings appropriate or excessive? Are your daydreams unrealistic? Is someone’s moodiness driving you crazy? Is your home life ruled by emotion rather than common sense? It may be time for a change.
    If this Knight’s energy is missing, a dose of poetry may be called for. Are you too restrained? Express your feelings. Do you always make the most practical choice? Go for the extravagant one instead. Do you avoid introspection? Take some time to look within and think about your life…

  4. The knights tend to be the extremists of their suits, or sometimes a messenger. Knights generally are still on their way to reaching full potential and may represent some struggles or conflicts between internal and external forces. On a physical level knights can be male or female and generally the same age or status. I really don’t hold much stock in getting more specific with physical characteristics because I have found the cards to seldom concern themselves with such things. Cups signifies romantic or familial (i.e. brotherly, maternal) love, religion or faith, passive emotion, kindness, depression, and is the most feminine of the 4 suits. Trying to get more specific is really tough without more cards, position in the spread and knowing something about the situation.

  5. knight of cups
    divinatory meanings– opportunity may soon arise, advancement, proposal, attraction
    reverse meaning
    a sly and cunning person, fraud, trickery, person capable of swindling


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