Your Chosen Card – King of Cups Reversed Golden Deck
When reversed, the Knight of Cups has difficulty maintaining his emotional equilibrium. He can be prone to daydreaming, escapism, or the abuse of drugs or alcohol. His personal relationships are characterized by manipulation, dishonesty, exploitation, and lack of genuine commitment. His advice cannot be trusted.
Keywords Reversed: Shifty, distrustful, scheming, manipulative, unreliable, confused, deceptive, threatening, intolerant, unprincipled, emotionally conflicted, uncommitted, dishonest, unjust, ruthless, underhanded, untrustworthy, cowardly, overly sensitive, escapist, substance-abusing, involved in scandal; gives bad advice; a thief.
Decans/Timing: 20 Libra to 20 Scorpio. Tropical, 13 October12 November. Sidereal, 06 November06 December.
Astrology: Air of Water. (Note the leaping fish, the watery setting, and the presence of ocean waves and a seashell on his throne.)
Associated Trumps: Justice and Death.
Mathers: A fair man, goodness, kindness, liberality, generosity; (R) a man of good position, but shifty in his dealings, distrust, doubt, suspicion.
When King of Cups is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If King of Cups is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is King 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 reversed card reading for King of Cups using cards from the Golden 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
Complete Book of Tarot: In Israel, Dr. Ofra Ayalon has developed the Therapy Cards Reading (TCR) technique to help people work through trauma with the aid of the images on the cards. TCR functions by ‘interpreting a card image as a visual metaphor referring to the persons life issues. But unlike divination or Tarot reading, an important principle of TCR is that the one who holds the card holds the message. There are no fixed interpretations for the cards, no professional reader who interprets them for you. Instead, a guide or a partner is there to help you focus on an issue, and explore what the image means for you.’ 17 In my experience, the most helpful tarot readings are those done in in a manner similar to TCR: the reader serves as a guide to help the querent focus on the issues reflected in the cards and to understand what they mean in his or her life.
Complete Book of Tarot: The evil kitty myth: keep the cards away from cats because felines act as a drain on psychic ability.
Complete Book of Tarot: How, then, does one master the art of story-telling with the cards? Paul Huson, a recognized expert on the history of tarot, believes that the secret to reading the tarot resides in the person who divines rather than in the cards themselves: ‘As I see it, cartomantic rules and regulations have been cobbled together from a variety of sources, and I hold to the school of thought that the secret of successful divination lies within the diviner. Actually, I believe anyone who wants to read the cards is not only free to, but must evolve a personal method for himself or herself ‘ 26
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Tarot Triumphs: When you are learning Tarot, it’s very possible that you’ll ask friends or people you know if they would like to have their cards read. As time goes on, it’s often better to wait until you’re asked, but of course at the start no one will know that you’re available to do this unless you tell them! And actively offering your services (at the beginning, definitely not for money1) can be a useful way of screening out individuals for whom you don’t feel ready or willing to read the cards. You can also phrase your invitation in such a way that you can tackle the kind of reading you feel most confident with, for instance by saying ‘I’m just getting into practice with this, and I’d like to suggest a general reading as to where things stand at present, if that’s OK.’ Or ‘Could you make it a question that is about something specific, but nothing too important to you?’ This way, you are not dealing with life-or-death situations or opening a can of worms by venturing into very sensitive territory.