king of cups tarot card meanings

King of Cups Tarot Card Meanings – King of Chalices upright

summary: Empathic person, having people knowledge, not being easily impressed by people, being diplomatic, sensitive person, a man in love, a listener, a shoulder to cry on, therapist, understanding different perspectives, psychologist, caring for the emotional part of people, understands human behavior, understanding person, being patient with people, practicing patience, someone wanting to understand who you are and why you are doing what you do, helping victims, artist, poet.

as a person

The king of cups is an empathic and sensitive person who is honest about his emotions. This king is the master of his emotions and feelings. On the outside the king of cups looks very calm but on the inside this is a very passionate man. He is emotionally mature and understands his inner world very well. This king knows how to care for people. He understands human nature and gives people the emotional support they need. He is a good listener and gives subtle advice. The king of cups can represent a healer, therapist or a doctor. The feminine and masculine side of the king of cups are both developed and therefore he is an emotional balanced and loving man.

as feelings

The king of cups represent appreciation, respect and loving feelings. This king is expressing his feelings in a calm manner. This doesn’t say anything on how he feels from the inside because it is a passionate king. The reason while he comes across as calm is because he knows how to control his emotions without suppressing his feelings.

as a situation

The situation is emotionally in control when the king of cups is present in your reading because the king of cups represent a situation where people do not allow themself to be overwhelmed by their emotions. This is because they are in control of their emotions. Even when it is difficult to respond calm in this situation, the king of cups represents emotional balance. In this situation people accept their emotions and feelings.

The king of cups tarot card could also represent a situation in which people show understanding. This kind of understanding comes from the heart and it might be because they have experienced your situation before.

The king of cups upright can represent improvement of health issues.

as advice

  • understand where you want to be and how to behave to get to it
  • being emotionally stable and balanced
  • be emotionally mature
  • accept and respect your feelings
  • accept the limitations of others
  • be caring, helping and be a good listener

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King of Cups Tarot Card Meanings – King of Chalices reversed


summary: Feeling like a victim, unable to understand what is happening, blocking emotions, someone who has a wrong impression of someone, thinking that you know someone but having a wrong impression, not going deep enough to find out about someones character, fear of deep emotions and feelings, depression by blocking empathy for others.

as a person

The king of cups upright is an empathic and sensitive person. When reversed he isn’t in control of his emotions. The need to express his feelings are gone and his emotions turns inwards.

as feelings

The king of cups reversed might feel sad and he tends to drowns his emotions by drinking or other substances. He tries to escape his reality. The king of cups reversed is overwhelmed by feelings or the opposite is true: he can’t feel anything at the moment. When the king of cups reversed shows up you are not ready yet to process past experiences. You first need to get in touch again with your feelings.

This emotional strong king is not at his best at the moment when appearing reversed and he experiences feelings of melancholia. Feelings like he could have done better and feelings of pessimism.

Also unjustified feelings like: “bin there, done that” could be represented by the king of cups reversed tarot card. When you feel like this and the king of cups reversed show up in your tarot reading, you probably going to see things from a different perspective when you show more empathy like the king of cups upright would do. This is because the king of cups reversed is staying too much in negative past experiences.

as a situation

The king of cups can represent a situation that isn’t emotionally fulfilling. These feelings are blocked by someone or something that is on your mind. Look at the cards around this card to find out what is blocking the feelings of the king of cups reversed.

Out dated knowledge could make that the king of cups reversed is not able to open his heart. For example when you have still bad habit of an ex on your mind when you are dating someone new. This could create wrong judgement about this person you don’t even know yet.

as advice

  • weight the pro’s and the cons and find a way to accept the situation as it is
  • have a second thought about it
  • have a change of heart


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