Thoth-Knight of Cups
Lord of the waves and waters; King of the Hosts of the Sea; King of Nymphs or Undines.
- In the Thoth Tarot- the common Kings are called Knights, who are armored sitting astride their powerful "Spirit Force" steeds. The Knight of Cups is the fiery part of water, this may sound strange to the neophyte; However, the fiery part of water is known as the Power of Solution. Therefore, the Knight of Cups is not unlike the fiery attack of rain or springs. He rules the Zodiac from 21st degree of Aquarius to the 20th degree of Pisces. The Knights of Thoth sit on the Throne of the All Father known as the 2nd Sephiroth-Chokmah-Wisdom.
- His Armor, bright wings, and the leaping white charger, all represent the most active aspects of water.
- The crab represents the aggressive nature of water and its regenerative state, as crabs individually regenerate by shedding their hard outer shell.
- The Knight of Cups totem is the Peacock, as the very nature of active water is its brilliance. The Peacock is also the totem of the Peacock God Myths of which a greater amount of study is needed if you wish to understand the "Swirling Depths" of this card.
The fluorescence characteristics of the person signified by this card are surprisingly passive, as dictated by the Zodiacal attribution. With the qualities of Venus, he is a graceful dilettante (a weak Jupiter) making his personality passively amiable and quick to respond to attraction but the stimulation fades away as he is not very enduring. Emotionally triggered by outside influence, this person has no real material depth of character. The Knight of Cups has an undeniable innocence and purity that is hardly clouded by his ill dignified sensuality, idleness, and untruthful nature. In fact, he may be so superficial that it is hard to reach any depth in him. This can be blamed on Pisces, for throwing her wet blanket on his otherwise fiery nature. Hence, he is a very good fellow, but just a little too shallow to make his qualities of innocence, and purity manifest as profound nobility of character.
This card represents Dewi, the ancient lord of the Abyss, who is also latter known as Bran the blessed who later became the Christianized Fisher King or Rich Fisher named Bron He represents ageless power and strength, a reliable protector of the needy with a quality of irresistible force underlying a calm surface.
There is great difficulty in rightly mating water with Fire, as the swift violent nature of fire (Knight of Wands) ill suits a character that is naturally as placid as water-Knight of Cups. As Crowley stated on Page. 156 of his Book of Thoth: "Swiftness and violence ill suit a character naturally placid; it is rare indeed to meet a person who has succeeded in harmonizing these conflicting elements."
It is a rare persona indeed that has mastered the balance that is shown on the Thoth Art Card, so most often we find the personality mismanaging his affairs and unless good fortune attends him, his career and life is littered with a trail of failure and disaster. There is a mental "civil war" here, and this can lead to depressions, and/or schizophrenia. The abuse of stimulants, alcohol, and narcotics is not uncommon with such a personality. As always the case, the surrounding cards will help the Reader decide the positive or ill dignified nature of this card and often within the Reading is recommended the nature of correcting the unwanted behavior of this ill dignity. All in all, a very fun bubbly, bright person to be around---as long as you show attraction, to stimulate his attention. Good fun for short visits!
Tarot Illuminati-King of Cups
Healing with active compassion.
The Tarot Illuminati-King of Cups, keeps to the traditional naming of this court card. Here is all the blues and silvers, attributed to the Cups Cards, as well as the golden glow of the Sun/Fire. His throne and clothing all hold to symbols of cascading water and the seas. Here is a artistic interpretation of Bran the Blessed and/or the Fisher King.** Here is an excerpt from the website of ancient -origins.net.
**The Legend of the Fisher King and Elements of the Divine Fishermen in Ancient Mythology
- By MartiniF
The Fisher King is an immortal king in Arthurian legend. He is the last in a long line charged with keeping the Holy Grail. However, he was wounded in the groin, and incapable of performing his tasks himself. He was also unable to father a next generation to carry on after his death. His impotence affected the fertility of his land, reducing it to a barren wasteland. All he could do is fish in the river near his castle and wait for the “chosen one” who would be able to heal him.
The figure of the Fisher King in Arthurian legend is arguably one of the most well-known figures of a guardian in a heroic legend. However, the Fisher King, or at least the concept of the Fisher King, was already an ancient figure even in that time; with qualities which can be traced all the way back to Greek and Babylonian mythology.The Hero and the Guardian of the Holy Grail
The story of the Fisher King is an example of what American writer and mythologist Joseph Campbell calls the “Monomyth”, the story of man's search for himself, or the Hero’s Journey. The common element to this motive is the presence of a youth in quest of adventures, a supernatural being cursed into a magic sleep, or other handicaps, in an isolated place such as a cave or an enchanted castle.
In the Arthurian legend, this supernatural being is the Fisher King who appears to the youth, Parsifal, first in the form of a fisherman in a boat, then of a mortally wounded king who cannot find redemption for his sufferings. The fisherman is called the “rich fisher” or the “Fisher King”.
The Holy Grail is shown on a pillar in front of the powerful yet emotionally wounded King.
WHEN THE KNGIHT/KING OF CUPS IS THROWN DURING A READING, IT IMPLIES:
- The optimist.
- Issues with family and/or relationships.
- The Spirit of Water.
- One has attained their position of authority by listening to their conscientious, by action and looking ahead into life.
- Becoming aware that a psychic process in one’s life has come to an end.
- Releasing and old emotion by realizing it has run its course and is no longer operative in one’s life.
- The ability to love.
- A counselor or caregiver who is creative and imaginative.
- A seductive personality that is good in the art of love.
If ill defined by surrounding cards:
- Helper syndrome.
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