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The Tarot of Eli: The Thoth Tarot-Knight of Cups & The Witches Tarot- King of Cups

Qabalistic Tarot Card Comparisons.

The Witches Tarot-King of Cups, is seated on his throne by the sea. It is silver, the receptive moon metal, the water element. Further representation of the Water element is in his attire's coloration, and the sea lapping at his stone shore. Besides the heraldic bright aqua blue embroidered mermaid on his chest, there are 2 silver ones carved into the throne arms as if holding up the silver cup carved into the same arms. Silver and Mermaids, both represent the element of Water. The kings crown is made of silver, and studded with sapphires, and decorated with a stylized star fish. His necklace or chain of office is also made of silver,pearls and sapphires. All of which represent water.

  • Silver represents receptivity. 
  • Blue Sapphires, enhance  his psychic talents and his ability to love and judge fairly. 
  • Pearls, emphasize the wonderful gems of the sea, as well as, the Moon.

In the Witches King, he holds a silver cup in his right hand and a silver scepter, topped with a likeness of a silver sea shell. All of which promote his authority over the element of water.

When the Witches Tarot Card-King of Cups is thrown in a divination:

  • Represents a water-sign man-especially under the sign of Scorpio.
  • A married or mature man well versed in the Craft. 
  • A loving husband or father.
  • A good friend and wise counselor.
  • Gifts of intuition. 
  • Wisdom that comes from experience.

 

  • In the Thoth Tarot- Kings are called Knights, who are armored "Battle Kings" sitting astride their powerful "Spirit Force" steeds rather than enthroned inactive kings. The Knight of Cups is the fiery part of water, this may sound strange to the neophyte; However, the fiery part of water is 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.

  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, as the very nature of active water is its brilliance. The Peacock is also the totem of the Peacock God Myths of  "All Seeing Eye" gods, which requires a greater amount of study than this blog can give.  

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). 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 card represents Dewi, the ancient lord of the Abyss, who is also known as the Welsh- Bran who later became the Christianized Fisher King or Rich Fisher named Bron or Bran the blessed. In Welsh myths, He was a giant of a man/king. Therefore, 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 persona indeed that has mastered the balance between idealistic striving of the Will (fire) and the instinctual inner urges of emotions (water). 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 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!

WHEN THE KNIGHT OF CUPS IS THROWN DURING A READING, IT IMPLIES:

  • One who is intensely grappling with spiritual spheres. In other words, is usually locked mentally, examining the occult and/or deeper side of things.
  • The "wounded healer" , who either keeps his own wounds hidden from himself and compensates by providing others with therapy, or has found wisdom through his own suffering and has become a true healer.
  • A Doctor.
  • Therapist or spiritual adviser.

 

  • 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 dignified:

  • One who has difficulty expressing emotions.
  • Dishonesty. 
  • One who is a domineering lover.
  • A person who is taking unfair advantage over another less experienced.

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