Your Chosen Card – Knight of Cups Upright Rider Waite Deck
Knights correspond to the element Fire, which suggests action, enterprise, movement, novelty, and excitement coming into your life. When upright, the Knight of Cups approaches with the promise of love, romance, and emotional fulfillment. He is the Prince Charming of fairy tales, who comes to help you explore your feelings. This visionary Knight can show you how to follow your bliss and make your dreams a reality. He can also provide the inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.
Keywords Upright: Calm, graceful, attractive, romantic, imaginative, fanciful, amiable, charming, seductive, emotionally available, touchy-feely; idealism, sensitivity, the arts, creativity, idealism, falling in love, a proposal, an invitation, love affair, an approach, an arrival; a lover, artist, visionary, heart throb, musician, poet, dreamer.
Decans/Timing: 20 Aquarius20 Pisces. Tropical, 09 February10 March; sidereal, 04 March03 April
Astrology: Fire of Water.
Associated Trumps: The Star and the Moon.
Rider Waite: Graceful, but not warlike; riding quietly, wearing a winged helmet, referring to those higher graces of the imagination which sometimes characterize this card. He too is a dreamer, but the images of the side of sense haunt him in his vision. Divinatory Meanings: Arrival, approach – sometimes that of a messenger; advances, proposition, demeanor, invitation, incitement; (R) trickery, artifice, subtlety, swindling, duplicity, fraud.
When Knight of Cups is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Knight of Cups is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Knight of Cups is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Knight of Cups using cards from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Ruled by expansive Jupiter and in modern astrology by Neptune, mystical Pisces is the twelfth and final sign. Pisces the Fishes, an adaptable mutable sign, is associated with the Moon card, trump XVIII. The Knight of Cups falls largely under Pisces, a sign whose natives are characterized by these traits:
Creative Tarot: We dont know the full history of tarot, but these are the elements that helped create it. Humans searching for meaning discover it in the everyday things they have lying around. They pay attention to and consider the patterns of the cards. They share their knowledge with others, who then expand on those meanings. They tell one another stories about the cards, thereby creating even more complex patterns and meanings. And then it becomes as if we were never without them.
Complete Book of Tarot: Fact 12: The history of the tarot is fascinating, but you dont need to know it to read the cards effectively. On the other hand, learning about the origins of the ideas and symbols artists used to illustrate the cards can give you a greater sense of their meaning and place in Western culture. I enjoy understanding the evolution of ideas and historical trends, so I have included numerous comments about history throughout this text. Knowing a little about the history can keep you from falling prey to many of the false ideas about the cards that have been perpetrated over the course of time. Tarot is a fanciful and imaginative process, so its nice to keep at least one foot planted on the ground.
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Tarot Triumphs: As our knowledge of Tarot history grows, different theories will probably continue to emerge, and opinions will not be united anytime soon. Finding out what came first, which elements were involved, and how they came together is a hard task. My guess is that there was some kind of conscious infusion of a teaching tradition into the Tarot cards.