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King of Cups

Overall meaning
The King of Cups represents kindness, compassion and wisdom. The card indicates that you are on the way to finding the balance between your mind and your heart. You learn to control your emotions and find the wisdom to accept what you cannot change.

The King of Cups shows a king sitting on a throne that, oddly enough, floats on the sea. In his hand he holds a cup. He seems hard and clenched and looks ahead. Around his neck he wears a piece of jewelry with a fish, indicating his connection to water, the element of emotions.

The sea around him is in turmoil and movement. But the water does not touch him, which may indicate that he may be in control of his emotions and may act as a counselor in emotional matters. Behind him a large red ship can be seen, which suggests the company of like-minded people from whom he is so far away.

The King of Cups symbolizes emotional loyalty. The King of Cups is a friendly, responsible man with great experience. He is flexible and liberal. He works in the background and is highly respected. The card indicates that you long for mutual exchange with like-minded people or a partner, and you may ask yourself how the exchange in your relationships can be enriched.

Be honest about your ambivalent feelings about both your longing for deep intimate relationships with others and, at the same time, your anxiety about those feelings. Examine your defense mechanisms.

Other words that describe the King of Cups are: gentleness, generosity, good adviser, kind, possibly strong repressed emotions or repressed anger, wise, tolerant, diplomatic, balanced, generous, good man, partner, father, loyal, faithful, spiritual guide, adviser.

The tarot card is associated with number 14 – which in numerology is often reduced to 5 (the sum of 1+4) which means that you must pay attention to these two numbers in relation to the challenge you are asking the tarot about.

The card is associated with the sign Cancer. Cancer suggests your ability to provide support and care to others.

I create the contact that I now need. I experience community with others, where I come forward. I trust my feelings.

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