Tarot Tuesday

King of Cups!

Today I want to look at the King of Cups….

I put my father on the King of Cups card

I don’t actually talk to my family and we are not that close. I love my father but he lives in his own world. He owns his own business and he works very hard. I think he has tried to provide for me in ways he thinks are helpful. He never stood up to my mom when she bullied me or hurt me. But he gave me a job when I was desperate and he sorta seemed to support me being in school. It is hard to tell. My dad is probably autistic. He never got a college degree but he is so incredibly smart but he is often missing social cues. He is also quiet and would rather fight behind a computer screen then deal with any confrontation. When he is angry he yells and deals with the issue methodically by thinking out everything he is going to say and then yells at the person and corners them. I forgive my dad for not standing up to my mom and being available on his own terms for me. I think he was trying his best.

When I occasionally see him now he asks why I am not married and why I don’t make more money. Not how are you. He wonders why I don’t try to see him. Its mostly I don’t want to know or think about what my mother is up to. So avoid the lot of them.

Kings in my Cats in Space

Kings are considered to be the most mature of the Court Cards. They have traveled through life successfully and are now at the pinnacle of experience and understanding. Thus, the Kings represent the fully developed personalities of each of the Suits.

The King of Cups tarot card represents maturity, creative thinking, and wisdom. You might think this card has a strong masculine energy, but it has a lot to do with emotions, as well.

When this card comes up in a tarot reading, it speaks of compassion and kindness. The King is strong and powerful, but he is aware of his feelings and the feelings of those around him.

The King of Cups is all about emotional maturity and signifies growing into a more balanced and responsible person. If this cards shows up, you are entering an era where you will be more aware of how your actions affect you and those around you. This awareness helps you to see a situation with compassion and nuance and act accordingly.

When you are faced with difficult situation, this card encourages you to act like the King. Rather than giving in to your first hot-tempered instinct, pause, observe, and then react more carefully and productively.

By doing so, it will be easier to successfully navigate your entire emotional spectrum, taking responsibility for how you feel about yourself, others, and the world around you.

If you realize that you still have careless habits that are hurting other people, you may have a few changes to implement so that you can become a better version of yourself. This will help you to find connection and true belonging.

Trust the process and know that when all is said and done, it will be well worth it.

the King of Cups is always calm, cool, and collected. He’s unfazed by a stormy sea of emotions or the great depth of still waters. He lets each feeling wash over him with ease and confidence because he knows he can handle whatever he must face. The King of Cups is a very likable guy. He has a quiet confidence, immense compassion for others, and he lacks pretension because he has nothing to prove to anyone else.

An excellent leader and mentor who doesn’t need to brag about his abilities, the King of Cups understands his emotions and channels them into his creative pursuits. Yes, this king rules from his heart, but he knows how to listen to his mind as well to create a sense of serene balance amid the chaos. He understands his emotions and impulses, but he does not succumb to them.

When a court card (aka a King, Queen, Knight, or Page) appears in a tarot reading, it often points to someone we already know or a person we are about to encounter. Or it shows us how to embody this energy in order to navigate our current situation.

This card has an aura of calmness about it. The King and his throne will survive the riotous seas. Cups in the Tarot deck are the suit representing emotions. To be holding his cup so steadily is a sign of controlling one’s emotions. A king’s official seal is a gold stamp that is embedded into wax in the private correspondence of royalty. To be holding this while resting on his throne means that it is business as usual despite tension in his world.

Are you in the presence of a calming, reassuring individual? Have you been placed in a leadership position because of your open-mindedness? Has the debilitating drama of an old relationship taught you to maintain an even approach when a little chaos appears? The King of Cups will be making an appearance in your Tarot reading when the need to dissipate the drama is peaking in your daily activities.

In a general context, the King of Cups Tarot card represents kindness, compassion and wisdom. This Minor Arcana card can indicate that you will be finding the balance between your mind and your heart. You will learn to control your emotions and find the wisdom to accept that which you cannot change. You should be gaining a deeper level of emotional maturity when this card appears. You will become calmer, more sympathetic to others and tolerant. Like all the cups court cards, the King of Cups signifies emotion, creativity, artistic ability and intuition but in a more balanced form. As a person, the King of Cups is caring, affectionate and empathetic. He is a good listener, diplomatic and easy going. He is the type of older male who will give you sound advice and act as a calming influence in your life. He usually has light hair and has few if any enemies as he is well liked and gets along with the majority of people. He may lack the drive to pursue material wealth as he is more focused on the emotional side of life. He is very family orientated. He may be a water sign such as Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces.

Does the king of cups remind you of your dad? OR who you wish your dad would me?

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