King of cups – Tarot card Meaning

King of Cups Tarot card

The King of Cups is the fourteenth card in the Cups suit. Initially, as a King, you’d think the King of Cups is a mainly masculine card, but overall, it is quite balanced. The King sits in a throne surrounded by water, holding a cup and a sceptre in his hands.

The King of Cups in a sentence

The King of Cups represents good advice, thoughtful creativity and maturity.

The King of Cups in a time based position

Past – The King of Cups in the past position can represent you in the recent past. You may have been the arbiter in an conflict or argument, or it could refer to someone close to you who was; usually a male in a position of power. These events are still affecting how your life is being played out. Perhaps a decision was made, and you are still following it.

Present – The King of Cups in the present position has a few meanings. Firstly, you may have to make a tough decision. It’s best to think it over and take the more ‘adult’ choice, rather that just jump in and choose what seems to be the most energetic and spontaneous. Secondly, it could mean that you’re about to come into contact with somebody who is able to help you greatly. You should really listen to what they are going to say.

Future – The King of Cups in the future position suggests you should actively look for somebody to help you along the way. A business partner or a friend to help with studying or general life issues. Look for someone older than you, especially if you’re currently in a rut. In the long term, the King of Cups can also mean a happily balanced life, full of intelligence and stimulation.

The King of Cups in regards to life issues

Work / Education – The King of Cups in regards to work or education has somewhat a similar meaning to the Queen of Cups. You may find you need to impress a male boss, supervisor or teacher. It isn’t about showing yourself up, but just making them happy that you’re able to take care of yourself. In regards to education,  if you don’t understand something, it’s helpful to just go and ask your teacher about it after class to set things straight. Don’t leave classes unsure of what to do.

Romance – The King of Cups in romance is a good sign in regards to love. If you’re looking for someone new, expect to meet a very mature and intelligent prospective partner. You’ll look up to them in a few ways, and they’ll be very decisive. If you’re in a relationship, it could mean that the card is representing you. Are you making good decisions, or any decisions? Don’t start putting off making a choice. Act.

Friends – The King of Cups in regards to friendship can mean you’ll make a new friend soon, if you’ve recently moved or joined a new group, expect to make friends with the ‘leader’. It can also mean that you might take on a larger role in your current group of friends; making agreeable choices that affect everyone

Money – The King of Cups in regards to finances can mean that you’re going to need to sit down and sort out your money situation. Since the key word is ‘decision’, you might need to cut out a luxury to get by. To be blunt, if you have any costly addictions, look into cutting them out soon.

Health – The King of Cups, again is a good sign in health. Don’t ignore what your body is telling you. If you’ve been putting off going to the doctors, now is the time to go. You might also currently have an unbalanced diet or active physical life. Is there anything you’re missing out on, is there anything you desire? make your life balanced. Consider joining a gym on a trial basis.

Spirituality and Mentality – The King of Cups is a balanced and compassionate card. Take some time to think about how balanced or unbalanced your life is. If you have too much, can you give some away? Do you need a little extra in another part of your life?

Keywords for the King of Cups

Maturity, compassion, apathy, generosity

Other associations of The King of Cups

Element: Water

As a Yes or No question: Yes, but isn’t it one of those questions that you already know the answer to?

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