47-Lord of Chalices – Reversed Salem Deck

Your Chosen Card – Lord of Chalices Reversed Salem Deck

When reversed, the seductive Knight of Cups casts his spell so convincingly that you don’t realize you are walking about in an illusion. You may think he really cares about you, but in reality he is using his charm for his own ends regardless of how it affects you in the long run. The reversed Knight of Cups is the archetypal Don Juan of classical literature. He will mislead or seduce you into providing him with momentary pleasure. Don’t expect a committed relationship. Forewarned is forearmed.

Keywords Reversed: Escapism, illusion, deception, passivity, hedonism, impracticality, fraud, trickery, artifice, seduction, superficiality, boredom, dishonesty, unreliability, breach of confidentiality, mind-expanding drugs; a con artist, a Don Juan; ‘wham, bam, thank you, ma’am.’

Decans/Timing: 20 Aquarius–20 Pisces. Tropical, 09 February–10 March; sidereal, 04 March–03 April
Astrology: Fire of Water.
Associated Trumps: The Star and the Moon.

Etteilla: Arrival, approach, entrance, reception, reconciliation; (R) trickery, deceit, cheating, cleverness, lawlessness. (Note that the Knight of receptive Cups approaches whereas the Knight of outgoing Wands departs.)

When Lord of Chalices is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Lord of Chalices is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Lord of Chalices 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 reversed card reading for Lord of Chalices using cards from the Salem 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.

Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books

Portable Magic
Book Details
Portable Magic: Twelve of these sixteen elemental pairs, along with their compound manifestations, appear in a table at the back of Aleister Crowley’s Book of Thoth (286), where Crowley associates them with the triplicities of the zodiac. They are part of the general Golden Dawn knowledge that Crowley inherited from his membership in the Order. They are not explicitly linked in this table of the triplicities with the court cards, but it is evident that Crowley intended such a link, because he mentions the Princesses (Pages),which are omitted from the elemental pairs in the table. Elsewhere in the same work (23), he lists all sixteen elemental pairs beside the court cards, without describing their compound manifestations.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: An alternate method for calculating birth cards also appears in the literature. Unlike Mary Greer’s method, this alternate technique involves simply adding together all the single digits in your birth date rather than adding the day plus the month plus the year.

Complete Book of Tarot: In the chapters detailing the meanings of the individual cards, I have included possible interpretations for the upright and reversed orientations of each card. Please take these delineations with a grain of salt. One of the reasons I stopped using reversed cards was that often the alleged reversed meaning was carried by the upright card, and vice versa. When you read the delineations offered in this text, consider that either the upright or the reversed ‘meaning’ of any card may apply, regardless of whether the card appears upright or inverted.

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Tarot Triumphs: For Tarot readings in general, where the querent identifies the question, try to encourage this to be spoken in a succinct manner. ‘Where is my relationship going?’ is more appropriate than a long explanation of all the factors, emotions, and doubts involved. Too much detail can cloud the reading and subtly invite bias to enter the diviner’s mind. Of course, for a three-card reading such as this, for a simple or minor query, it would be completely out of proportion anyway to give the full background to a question. But it will become important as the number of cards used increases and the complexity of the spread develops. So it is worth making the point right at the start and getting into practice for this by encouraging the querent to frame up the question clearly in a few words.