Knight of Cups Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Water, female, passive energy - emotions
Keywords and Phrases:
Offers, proposals, and invitations.
Knight of Cups Tarot Card Meanings:
All the Knights represent an action or event of some description. Remembering our Royal Court, the bold Knights were action-orientated, serving the Kings and Queens to defend the realm or sent on quests and crusades.
The Knights can represent adolescence, although in readings I find it’s easier to focus upon the Pages as minors, then Kings and Queens as mature adults.
Traditionally, the Knight of Cups brings offers of marriage and with the right cards or context it can indicate someone asking you on a date, to have a relationship with them, or a proposal of marriage.
I find that this card brings in all kinds of offers and proposals, so is not just limited to affairs of the heart, such as, someone making an offer to buy your house, the offer of a new job, etc.
For those that read the Courts as facets of character, the Knight of Cups is dreamy and romantic, though somewhat idealistic so not always very realistic.
Similar or supporting cards: Connects mainly to cards of movement and emotions.
Opposing or contradictory cards: Stagnating or slow cards, since all the Knights bring plenty of action.
Knight of Cups Tarot Card Combinations:
In simple lines look for the card following the Knight of Cups to see what is being offered or proposed, plenty of possibilities, for instance…
> Eight of Pentacles: offer of new work or a study placement.
> The Lovers or Ace of Cups: romantic proposal to become involved
> Three of Cups: party invitation
> Ace of Pentacles > Two of Cups: marriage proposal and engagement (proposal, ring, engagement). Similarly, Ten of Cups instead of the Two, marriage proposal.
> Two of Wands: business proposition working with others, partnership, collaboration, etc
> Two of Swords: offer leaves you undecided
> Four of Cups: not as good as you hoped, leaves you dissatisfied.
> Justice: (or Ace of Pentacles) contract being offered, usually more formal – for house negotiations also look for: Knight of Wands, Ten of Pentacles (sometimes King/Queen of Pentacles and King/Queen of Swords, bank representative and lawyer)
> The Devil: perhaps one to avoid!
> Hanging Man: whatever is being offered doesn’t take off, going nowhere at this point.
> Eight of Cups: refusal, or walking away from the offer.
Multiple Knights show plenty of action and lots happening, usually with speed.
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