The Dreams of Gaia-14-King of Water, represents the strong man personality, who is calm and known as a safe harbor in a storm. Hence, he is the Fisher King, or Bran the Blessed type of personality who is a caring father who doesn't embrace a Patriarchal dogmatic gender-specific role: he is willing to be nurture and protector, homemaker and provider. Here is represented the passionate lover who both sensitive and thoughtful, yet he is not afraid to experiment. Being sensitive, one may think him weak and soft, but that is far from the truth as he exudes strength. Hence, is both a lover and a fighter. His choice is to be adaptable, present, caring and fluid.
He is unafraid of his senses, and loves to elicit emotional response through them. Therefore, he is willing to look within the depths of his emotion to increase his self-knowledge. He is the Bran the Blessed type of archetypal personality, because he is the "wounded healer", he has had faced strife, and conflict, as well as, has lost lovers, and yet he still is open hearted and empathetic. He is aware that all choice or decisions have an emotional element, as we all emote our energy into the outer world, as the demi-Suns/Creators that we are. Each of us trying to create the world in our own image. He knows that balanced decisions, require one to take emotions into account. He is therefore, stalwart in self-knowledge, and strong in presence.
He is a lover, but not necessarily a monogamous one. For monogamy is a rule, and love is an emotion and therefore, like "comparing apples and oranges". He is not of the Patriarchy, and knows that we are love, and unconditional love, is not monogamous nor a property of judgment or rules. Monogamy was formed by the rules of the Patriarchy as part of the rules of property. Making marriage part of a real estate transaction. Love, is not limited to "possessions". Love is communion, a joining of frequencies, as a completeness, where both lovers are experiencing the momentary wholeness of Now and doesn't belittle the beloved as property. Intimacy, is a sensual response of energy moving toward wholeness. Intimate love is the dance of the Goddess/God, the inhale and exhale of life. He knows that each of us, is another way to be Self and Self dances as selves; O=2 and then returns to the beginning-2=0. True love is not ownership, it is an inner joy created by being a sensual divine self who is lucid in its dreams of Being and its union with "other". Jealousy comes from property ownership and fear of losing property.
When the Dreams of Gaia Tarot- King of Water is thrown during an divination, it implies:
- Safe harbor in a storm.
- Let go of gender bias.
- Strength born of adaptability.
- Be present in your relationships.
- A need for excitement.
- Marry critical thinking and emotional logic.
- Allow your feelings to guide a decision.
- Address a cause for jealousy.
For a comprehensive explanation of the Irish myth of Bran the Blessed click on link below.
In the Western Qabalistic Thoth Tarot 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 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.
- The 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 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 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). 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 he may seem so superficial that it is hard to reach any depth in him. However, it is because of his depth, that he seems superficial just as a calm sea has secret deep currents.
This card represents a personality much like Dewi, the ancient lord of the Abyss, who is also 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. It is a rare persona 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-emotional "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!
WHEN THE KNIGHT 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 conscience, 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.
- A desire of relief from the erotic entanglements of guilt.
- Self-redemption through renunciation.
If ill dignified by the surrounding cards:
- Helper syndrome.
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