Your Chosen Card – King of Cups Reversed Rider Waite Deck
When reversed, the King 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.
King Of Cups: A Fair And Amiable Professional
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 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: Astrology: The stern taskmaster Saturn (debilitated) in the first decan of fiery Leo, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Wands (Air of Fire) and Strength (Leo). Saturn is linked to the World. The Golden Dawn regarded this decan as the beginning of the zodiac.
Complete Book of Tarot: Astrology: The stern taskmaster Saturn in the first decan of watery Pisces, realm of the Knight of Cups (Fire of Water) and the inconstant Moon (Pisces). Saturn is linked to the World.
Complete Book of Tarot: Fact 5: In the 1400s, the original tarot decks were used for card games in northern Italy. Around this time, the church was preaching against all games of chance (playing cards, dice, board games, and so on) as forms of gambling and frivolous activity that distracted the faithful from the road to salvation. In modern times, Pope Francis (2014) has said: ‘In order to solve their problems many people resort to fortune tellers and tarot cards. But only Jesus saves, and we must bear witness to this! He is the only one.’ 6 Interestingly, the modern use of the tarot for self-exploration is more consistent with the ideas of the Protestant Reformation than with traditional Catholicism because tarot assumes that individuals can discover truth on their own without the intermediary of a hierarchical religious organization.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Former president Bill Clinton was born on August 19, 1946. Thus, his birth cards are found by adding 8 + 19 + 1946 = 1973, and then reducing 1973: 1 + 9 + 7 + 3 = 20. Clintons personality card is 20, Judgment (XX), and his soul card is 20 reduced: 2 + 0 = 2, the High Priestess (II).