King of Cups Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Water, female, passive energy - emotions
Keywords and Phrases:
Mild-mannered and thoughtful man.
King of Cups Tarot Card Meanings
The King of Cups is mild-mannered and gentle-natured, they usually get along with most people as they don’t like to upset the apple cart. They feel things deeply but can sometimes give the impression of putting their head in the sand, as they can be quite passive and dislike confrontation. Sometimes this can be one of their telltale signs, as they curiously seem to go missing or are conveniently unavailable when there's something unpleasant to deal with, meaning someone else would have to take care of it.
The water element sits happily with deeper issues, so they really listen to you, make you feel understood, and empathise with problems, but they don’t deal with conflict or anger very well as it feels alien and overwhelms them. They’re one of the nicest guys you could meet but not very strong. In terms of astrological sun signs, Cups could be taken to represent those of the water element.
On the downside they can be sulky, passive-aggressive, or manipulative by using emotional guilt.
Tarot Card Combinations: Some readers like to use the Kings and Queens to represent a facet of your personality. As I work predictively, I prefer to use them to represent a mature man or woman in the reading based on their characteristics. You can usually identify the person depicted by the card based on the dominant personality traits allocated to each suit; they each have their strengths and weaknesses, so one is not more favourable than another. Cards surrounding them will show how they influence events.
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