Learn the meaning of the King of Cups Tarot card
The King of Cups is the last card in the Suit of Cups, so it always indicates a person who has reached some sort of emotional fullness and maturity. It depicts a king sitting on a throne who is of a fairly young age. He is surrounded by boundless waves symbolizing his feelings, which he is guided by on a daily basis. The King of Cups is holding a golden cup in one hand, and a scepter in the other. His posture clearly indicates that he is willing to help others and share what he has. He is dressed in a blue robe referring to his great intuition and emotional sphere. He is wearing a yellow cloak, which is fastened with a fish-shaped clasp. On the one hand, this indicates his great nobility, but it also refers to the element of water and the zodiac sign of Pisces, which rules the King of Cups. This card is very often identified with a father, protector or good boss. He is the supreme ruler of emotions, who is perfectly capable of advising in emotional matters. He possesses great sensitivity and understanding for others. He is a beloved leader who is guided in his daily life by integrity, wisdom and the good of others.
The upright King of Cups indicates a person (usually a man, rarely a woman) with a big heart and a need to help others. It can signify a situation in which a person with the qualities of this card will play the most important role, or your attitude towards the matter in question. The King of Cups in upright position will be an excellent advisor, because he can empathize with your situation like no one else. You can always count on his full support, and his unfailing intuition will help you make the right decision. The King of Cups in an upright position may have a philosophical attitude to the world around him and may not be very good with money, but he will still be a great leader for many people. He is imaginative and sensitive, but also has a weakness for drugs. The card in an upright position is a very good sign in all emotional matters, because it predicts emotional fulfilment, calmness and maturity. A person with the qualities of this card will do well in professions such as doctor, therapist, psychologist or teacher. The upright King of Cups has a gentle personality and will be a very good partner you can always rely on.
The upright King of Cups is a very good omen in matters of relationships and feelings. This card closes the Suit of Cups in Tarot and therefore the King of Cups will indicate stability and emotional maturity which will definitely translate into a quality relationship. If the King of Cups is describing you, it will indicate emotional fulfillment and a time when you can use your wisdom and experience to care for others. If the question is about a woman, the upright King of Cups suggests that she may soon meet someone with these qualities. The King of Cups is a person who puts family and relationships first, therefore he is a very good candidate for a husband, father or partner. He can make mature but sensible decisions that take into account the needs of everyone in the household, so he is an excellent head of the family. The King of Cups tells you to use both your emotions and your intuition in everyday matters, as well as in relationships, which will allow you to make the right decisions. It predicts a deep and romantic love that will bring satisfaction and fulfillment to both of you. It's about taking and giving the best of each other.
The reversed King of Cups may indicate someone who uses his sphere of feelings to manipulate others. On the other hand, he may be emotionally immature and find it difficult to listen to his intuition. For this reason his decisions often turn out to be wrong and you need to be very careful with his advice. The King of Cups in the reversed position may also have a difficulty in assessing situations logically, and in some situations may also be addicted to alcohol and other drugs. This is an emotionally unhappy person who may have trouble stabilizing a relationship, or may act on it destructively. The card very often says that we hide our true, often negative feelings from someone. The King of Cups is a person who is characterized by a high degree of mood volatility while not being able to meet the needs of those who rely on him. Because of this, he can be kind in certain situations, while at other times he will be cold. The King of Cups in the reversed position puts his needs first, and also tries to control the feelings of others.
In questions for love, sex and relationships the King of Cups in a reversed position is never a good sign. It can speak of situations where your partner proves to be emotionally immature or unstable enough to cause serious problems in your relationship. You have built a relationship where instead of relying on each other, you can only expect nasty words and hurt from the other person. Reversing such a situation requires determined work in which both of you can be helped by a professional to whom you should go. The King of Cups in a reversed position can also portend situations such as betrayal, or perverse sexual behavior, which in extreme situations can lead to violence. If you are a single man, this period of your life is likely to be difficult for you because you will not find love or fulfillment on the emotional level. If you are a single woman, this card may indicate an affair with a married man, but it always advises you to be very careful because you may be in danger because of him. The seemingly charming and warm King of Cups may turn out to be a deceptive seducer, whose only desire is to use you to his own advantage.
King of Goblets, King of Chalices
König der Kelche, Król Pucharów
Beloved leader, integrity, wisdom, kindness, trust and rejoice
Doctor, therapist, psychologist, teacher, creative imagination, inner peace, emotional maturity and responsibility, person who hides his true feelings
Hatred, lack of emotional maturity, artistic failure, gossip