King of Cups
Tarot Court Cards
Court cards indeed have a strong personal touch. Unlike the numbered cards who show the elements against the background of the 10 Sephiroth and are more likely defining various steps of a process, the Court Cards reflect personal human attributes within the elements, and the elements within the elements.
So a more frequently appearing of court cards within a reading implies that personal feelings and emotions are more important than various steps of an ongoing process, wether for the person who is asking or for the cards that are answering. The differentiation between a personal feeling and a step of a process is very important in reading the cards.
King of Cups
“It is time to uplift others' spirits through your wisdom and strength and make them learn to find a balance between head and heart.“
It is the card of generosity, emotional balance, and control. The king sitting on his throne symbolize authority and status. The fish refers to his creativity and thriving spirit that helps him balance conscious and unconscious minds. His throne seems to float on a granite block in a turbulent sea. But his calm posture indicates, he is master of his emotions and adept at handling every type of situation without being overwhelmed. He knows to control and balance his emotions without suppressing his impulses.
When this card appears in your reading, it suggests that even if life throws a curveball at you, your emotional stability and maturity help you navigate challenges without being afraid. Just like the level-headed king, you are the master of your emotions and utilize your intellect and intuition to drive smart decisions for long-term success.
You are an emotional healer for people under stress. Your compassion helps you create strong bonds with your family members, friends, and colleagues at work. Everyone loves your sincerity and guidance. As a leader, you equally focus on collaborative development and success as you care for your personal growth and success. Whenever you feel logic and emotions are imbalanced, draw on the king's energy to realign yourself.Reversed King of Cups Meaning :
The reversed king of cups appears when you are overly focused on your personal goals and innermost feelings. It indicates emotional drama. Others might be pressing you hard to make you lose your calm. It also states emotional manipulation to make you feel unsure about yourself. At its worst, the king on the flipside represents a depressed and vindictive person who is afraid to confront his feelings head-on.
Let's dismiss the unkind clouds of stubbornness, accept the hurt, embrace the failure and learn to forgive to reinvite the sunshine and benevolence of king card back in your life. You can set a clear example of generosity, emotional balance, and self-control.