Knight of Cups Artwork Description
“Graceful, but not warlike; riding quietly, wearing a winged helmet, referring to the higher graces of the imagination which sometimes characterise this card.” 1
Knight of Cups Associations
- Knight: Movement, progress; travel. young adult, teenager.
- Elemental Amalgam: Water (base) & air (sequential).
- Timing: Autumn; slothy; dynamic.
- Direction: West/indirect; continuity.
- Keywords: Relationships; family, friends, strangers, enemies; coworkers; romance/lovers; emotional attachments to other sentient beings or highly valued things.
Knight of Cups Basic Meaning
The Knight of Cups revolves around issues of progressing through emotions. Moving along with relationships or with sensitive matters.
Knight of Cups Egotistical Meaning
The Knight of Cups’ mentality is a moody and sensitive individual. Some one who has intense feelings. This person is loyal to those who they care about.
“The coming or going of any emotional matter. Possible message or invitation. Fickle young male. Young person emotionally striking out on their own.” 2
“As Travel: Travel to lake, river or sea, or by water.
As Change and Movement: As with the Teen years, this card can indicate changes that involve emotional ups and down. The mood in the querent’s environment, with friends or family, might switch rapidly from elation to depression, from sorrow to optimism. Especially in regards to a relationship this card can indicate a time of emotional flux, of fights about feelings.
As a Teen or ‘Teen-like’ Person: A knight in the truest sense, this is the knight of love, the ’emo’ teen: dreamy, sensitive, moody, ‘deep.’ He plays music, spends long hours alone in his room with the shades drawn, he writes dark, meaningful poetry. He or she will fall in love, profoundly and romantically, and believe that theirs is the most true, the most intense and spiritual love ever.
They can, likewise, see themselves as more spiritual, artistic or ‘deep’ than others. They have a tendency to believe that others just ‘don’t understand’ and can’t understand the power of their feelings.
The Knight of Cups should be watched for depression, which can be very real and serious. This teen or teen-like person may be so lost in emotions that they are inclined toward suicide. They are also in danger of experimenting with drugs and alcohol, not to have fun, but to escape from their intense feelings. Though moody, the Knight of Cups is fiercely loyal to anyone and anything he loves, including family.” 3
“Meaning: Arrival, approach — sometimes that of a messenger; advances, proposition, demeanour, invitation, incitement. A visit from a friend, who will bring unexpected money to the Querent.
Reversed: Trickery, artifice, subtlety, swindling, duplicity, fraud.” 1
Axank’s Dream Recollection
September 25-26, 2011
I would meet at the beach with one of my friends. There we would broadcast live videos by a stairwell. It would always be at night. Eventually another one of my friends would meet us there—some one who IRL, I’ve been very distant to. <In-fact, this makes perfect sense because if we were hanging out at all it means our relationship would be getting on better terms than it has been the last few years>. As we were walking through this passage after filming a video, I heard a great snapping sound—popping—I suppose it was a firework—but it did scare me.