Prince of Cups Imagery
The strong young prince glides towards us on the back of an eagle as flowing mist trail behind him. With a dark lotus in one hand, the other holds a cup with a serpent encircling.
Prince of Cups Associations
- Court Card: Youthful + Extroverted
- Physical Features: Brown hair, grey or brown eyes
- Elemental: Air of Water
- Sephira: Tiphareth “Beauty”
- Degrees of the Zodiac: 20º Libra—20º Scorpio (Oct 13—Nov 11)
Prince of Cups Interpretations
This persona is sensitive and reactive. The Prince of Cups feels things deeply and it affects them profoundly. When not so emotional he can be calm. He may resort to emotional or psychological warfare when he wants to do damage to some one. The serpent coiling round the cup in is hand relates to his silver tongue. He can sneak and can strike anyone without much warning. On the lighter side of his personality he is creative, passionate, and strong-willed in personal endeavors.
“He is subtle, violent, crafty and artistic; a fierce nature with calm exterior. Powerful for good or evil but more attracted by the evil if allied with apparent Power or Wisdom. If ill dignified, he is intensely evil and merciless.” 6
“Represents the airy part of water. A young man whose characteristics are subtlety, secret violence, craft; an artist whose calm surface masks intense passion, caring intensely for power and wisdom and ruthless in his own aims. Ill-dignified: Intensely evil and merciless man with overweening ambition.” 5
“Airy part of Water, or its elasticity and volatility, and the energy of steam. In this card he is seated in a chariot, surrounded by clouds and drawn by an eagle. He carries a Lotus and a Cup from which issues a spiral serpent.” 5
“This card shows elasticity or steam of water. He is seated in a Chariot surrounded by vapour and drawn by an eagle to suggest a volatile aeriated element.” 5
Axank’s Dream Recall
November 12-13, 2013
I dreamt I was marrying this woman. We were out in the lobby, she was in her gown and I was dressed up as well. We were also with her parents or possibly mine. She was putting on a large necklace I had gotten her. When I saw her do this I turned away, remembering I was not to see her do this before the wedding. She came up to me and stood directly in front of me with huge tears. She gave me her gift and that was when I started crying. We were both extremely overwhelmed with emotion.
I find this dream pretty unique to me because, well, I’m not exactly romantic or emotional to say the least. But, this dream had a lot of real passion in it and I can not pass up that the emotionality of it all relates directly to the suit of cups. The Prince is young (as am I) and he is also emotionally volatile. The intense stir of emotion in this situation relates—just feeling things more deeply than I would normally feel.