The armor and chain mail of the Tarot of the Old Path Knight of Cauldrons, reflects images of water thereby establishing the element of this card. He appears to be lost in thought which implies he is a imaginative person.
In the golden cauldron that he bears, are flowers of Sweet- William which in the language of flowers implies one is gallant, diplomatic and posses great dexterity.
The primary implication of this card seems to be that of a imaginative young person who is socially at ease and open minded. Someone who is artistic and poetic, convincing and easily convinced.
The Thoth Tarot-Prince of Cups, is as all Princes of the Thoth Tarot compatible to the Knights of Traditional Tarot. All the Princes in the Thoth Tarot are dependent on the Union of the King and Queen. Unless set in motion by the Royal couple, a Prince's power is illusion rather than substantial.
The Prince of Cups is known in the Mysteries, as the Prince of the Chariot of the Waters, Prince and Emperor of the Nymphs and Undines, as he represents the last Decan of Libra and the first two Decans of Scorpio. He is Specific Air of Primal Water, which would make him the intellect of emotions.
By now blog readers, may know the Yod Heh Vau Heh formula, which is also shown in the Prince of Cups. Here we see the water Lotus and the cup that is issuing serpent. The Serpent represents the 2nd Sephiroth, Chokmah, the Yod Force and in this card, it has the Fiery unsettling qualities of Scorpio.
The cup, is Heh, and encloses the Yod serpent,....a Victorian way to show phallus and womb ..King and Queen in Union.
The Prince, as Vau, carries out the activities of Yod and Heh combined, here then is Water (consciousness).
The Eagle drawing the Chariot, is the Kerubic symbol for Water and the Highest symbol for Scorpio; the Serpent is the sexual symbol for Scorpio and the lowest symbol for Scorpio is the scorpion . And as we know if we've swam in a river, the Eagle also suggests that the calm appearance of water, may hold violent and fiery energy-currents beneath the surface.
Thus, in the Prince of Cups, Water suggests the Universal Collective Unconscious (coined by Carl Jung) which bears dynamic energy. Hence, what activity we can expect from the Prince of cups personality is on one hand, elastic, volatile and hydrostatic equilibrium; on the other hand, the catalytic faculty and energy of steam which is shown in the Tarot card as wings of tenuous vapor, sprouting from his back. Steam is also suggesting a spiritual sense of vaporization.
Scorpio is noted as being the most Mysterious of Signs, and as stated has three symbols of eagle, serpent and scorpion, making this card very complicated in its Water imagery. The Lotus is sacred to Water. The calm and stagnant Lake beneath the Prince, is shown being disturbed by heavy rain; Rain being the volatile expression of Vapor that has become clouds. The reason the lake is shown stagnant, is because of the Alchemical secret process of putrefaction which is also symbolized by the scorpion (not shown because it is secret). The other two processes of Scorpio are shown as the Serpent and the Eagle. Sexual force and Higher Motion, in that order.
As I've said before: The Princes represent the coming and going of an event or person.
In the case of the Prince of Cups or Knight of Cauldrons:
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