Card Theme: Active, Mature, Masculine
The King of Cups is sitting upon a shell-shaped throne. The water around him is rough. There is a ship in the background bobbing up and down in the seas against a grey sky. We see a fish jumping out of the water, reminding you that your emotions are ever changeable.
The King of Cups is a benevolent father figure. He might represent your own father or someone you see as a role model. Whoever he might be, you will find him utterly trustworthy and incredibly dependable. He will always have your back and come through for you when you need him the most.
The King of Cups is ever the diplomate, and you will always find him choosing his words carefully. He is a symbol of emotional security. The King knows that there are times when it’s necessary to speak up to be open and honest. But, also, there are times when you need to keep quiet and be diplomatic. There are times in your life when the need for harmony is more important than truth. The King might be a family man, a lover, or just a kind person who genuinely cares about people.
He is happy to take responsibility without making others feel guilty.
He is exceptionally level-headed and is very good at judging between logic and truth. Including emotional issues, while all the time he has your best interests at heart.
The King of Cups suggests that you might become more diplomatic. And by finding yourself treating people around you with more care and understanding, The saying “Treat others as you want them to treat you” comes to mind.
I feel it can go a long way to make life more harmonious. Now is an excellent time for emotional growth—a time when you will heal old wounds and find yourself discovering new layers of love.
Possibly your spending more time thinking about your aspirations and dreams rather than putting those thoughts into practice.
The King of cups advises you that now is an excellent time to take that step forward, even the smallest step. You have to begin somewhere. So try and manifest what you really want from life.
The King of Cups is creative, and so are you. He is asking you to trust your intuition and have more belief in yourself.
Try not to take any negativity personally. As you might be prone to being over-sensitive and take things to heart. It would help if you learned to be more persuasive when it comes to confrontational situations.
If it is love that you are looking for, then King of cups shows you are about to begin an excellent stage in life.
The King of Cups in the blocked position suggests that you may have behaved in an undiplomatic way. Maybe you have been acting in an immature way. Perhaps you have been in a situation where you found yourself faced with speaking the truth. Maybe you have found yourself feeling vulnerable.
It’s important to know that it is alright to speak the truth, but sometimes holding back your true feelings can be the right path to take. Taking the higher ground isn’t always easy, but sometimes it’s the right thing to do.
Remember keeping your peace does not necessarily mean that you are compromising yourself. Be aware that you might need to say you’re sorry to resolve an issue. Maybe now you find yourself in a phase in your life when it’s time to move away from being dependent and allow yourself to strike out on your own.