Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Sun Feb 15 12:25:23 EST 2015
King of Cups (Reversed)
The King of Cups is seated on his throne beside the sea. To honor his element and the suit there are two-tailed mermaids and cups worked into the throne’s design. This elemental king wears regal, intricate robes in shades of silver and royal blue, and he is cloaked in majestic purple. A heraldic bright aqua-blue mermaid is embroidered on the chest of his tunic, and silver waves decorate the hem of his robes. The mermaid represents eloquence, loyalty, and truth. The king’s crown is made of gleaming silver, with sapphires and a stylized starfish. He also wears a jeweled livery collar, or chain of office, made of silver, blue sapphires, and pearls. The metals and the stones are all linked to the element of water. The silver is receptive. The blue sapphires enhance his psychic talents and his ability to be loving and fair. The lunar pearls exemplify the wonderful gems of the sea. Both of the king’s arms rest on the arms of the throne, showing that he is relaxed and in control of his domain. In his right hand he holds a silver cup. In his left hand is a scepter topped with a shell; we also see that this is a married man, as he wears a wedding band on his left hand. The king looks straight ahead as if he is carefully considering both you and your request. The King of Cups is smiling kindly, and his blond hair, moustache, and beard have just a touch of gray in it, showing that he is older and wiser. In the background we can see the ocean and dolphins joyfully leaping out of the water.
A mature, wise man who is well versed in the Craft. This card represents an individual who is artistic, intuitive, creative, and passionate. Physically he has dark blond to light brown hair with a touch of gray, and blue or green eyes. He is a good friend, a loving and attentive husband, and a devoted father. The King of Cups gives good, solid advice when asked. This card can represent a quiet man who keeps his emotions to himself but who can be moody. He is, however, deeply emotional, and he has a tough outer shell to disguise a very soft and loving interior. He often sees what most people would prefer to keep hidden. This card represents an individual who is an excellent mediator, psychically talented, and strong and fair.
The lesson from the King of Cups is that wisdom comes from looking within. Temper your counsel of others with compassion and affection.
Keywords: A water-sign man. A married, mature man well versed in the Craft. A loving husband and father, a good friend, a wise counselor. A creative personality. The gifts of intuition. Wisdom that comes from experience.
Associated Elements: Water and air. Water is the suit of cups’ related natural element, while all four of the kings are associated with the wise and thoughtful element of air.
Astrological Association: Scorpio.
Reversed: Difficulty expressing emotions. Dishonesty, a domineering lover, a person taking unfair advantage over another who is less experienced.