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The Tarot of Eli-Court Cards: Thoth Tarot- Knight of Cups and Tarot of The Ages-King of Cups

Western Tantric and Qabalistic Tarot Card Comparison.

  • In the Thoth Tarot Kings are called Knights, battle kings 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.

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. All Thoth Knights and Tarot Kings are the personifications of the 2nd Sephiroth of Chokmah.

  1. The Armor, bright wings, and the leaping white charger, all represent the most active aspects of water.
  2. The crab represents the aggressive nature of water and its regenerative state, as crabs individually regenerate by shedding their hard outer shell.
  3. The Knight of Wands totem is the Peacock (bottom right of card), as the very nature of active water is its brilliance. The Peacock is also the totem of the Peacock God Myths as the Peacock's feathers have "eyes" on each one. The many "I's" and/or Identity of the One God is the "many eyed god" analogy. 
  4. He holds in his upraised hands, the Graäl of the Divine Creatrix.

The fluorescence characteristics of the personality signified by this card are surprisingly passive, as dictated by the Zodiacal attribution of Aquarius and Pisces connection (Feb.9th to March 10th). With the qualities of Venus, he is a graceful dilettante (a weak Jupiter). Passively amicable 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, at times he may be so superficial that it is hard to reach any depth in him.

This card represents Dewi, the ancient lord of the Abyss, who is also known to the Irish as Bran the blessed who later became the Christianized Fisher King or Rich Fisher of the British, 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. It is a rare personality indeed that has mastered the balance, 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/her attention. Good fun for short visits!The Core of this type of personality archetype is found on the Tarot Wheel of Birth dates- from February 9th to March 10th. Anyone born during this time is associated with the Knight of Cups personality type. This is used as a "Significator" card in a Celtic Cross reading.

The Tarot of The Ages-King of Cups, follows traditional tarot in the naming of this card, that is comparable to the Thoth Knight of Cups. His head dress is much like a peacock's tail, multi colored and spread wide. He holds his cup, the symbol of the element of water. He maybe Mayan in appearance; However, in his hand is the Phoenix Wand of the Western Magic initiate linking him to the Western magic Knight of Cups. This Mayan image is the King who governs union, and separation, delight and need, flood and drought. The protector of the weak and master of the strong. Everything attributed to the Thoth Knight of Cups, is attributed to this King of Cups, as an personality archetype.

WHEN THE KNIGHT /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.
  • Responsibility and creativity.
  • Learned person.
  • Professional business person.
  • Lawyer.
  • Religious person.
  • Scientist.
  • A considerate person. 
  • Kind and reliable.
  • Liberal manner. 
  • Interested in the arts and sciences. 

If ill defined by the surrounding cards:

  • Artistic temperament.
  • Double dealing.
  • Dishonesty.
  • Scandal.
  • Injustice.
  • A crafty, virtueless person. 
  • Shiftiness in dealings.

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