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Knight of Cups meaning

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The Knight of Cups is your Knight in shining armor. Carrying a tempting offer that you will likely accept, it is the card of confidence, certainty and bravery. It might seem as though you are in waters unfamiliar, but soon enough you will notice a change in your life for the better as you open your heart. 

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Detailed meanings of the Knight of Cups


Egyptian Grand Etteilla Tarot Knight of cups

CARD NUMBER 38. – Knight of Cups.

Upright. – Receptions, honors.

Reversed. – Swindling, deceit by a friend.


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You have to let go of who you were to allow yourself to become who you are.” – Stacy London


Who You Were and Who You Have Become

Just as every journey must have a first step, it must also have a last. The Knight of Cups has struggled on the path for some time, taking blows along with each success, and is finally ready to come home. His return doesn’t need to be full of pomp and circumstance; after what he has fought through, he may want nothing more than a quiet transition back into an environment that he is more familiar with. This period of his life has come to a conclusion, and it is now time to move forward without focusing on the nostalgia of the journey. However, he cannot rest for long; soon enough, he will have to embark out into the open world on a brand new mission.

Much like The Knight, you are experiencing a transition in the phases of your life. This change may not be totally earth-shattering, but it does indicate a clear split in the person you once were and the one that you have become. While it is wise to remember where you came from, now is not the time to let memories of the past cloud your vision of the future. All of your new strengths are tools for you to continue pushing forward through the new journey that you are about to embark on. Once you are able to recognize the ways that this journey has changed you, you will be able to better appreciate the opportunities that will present themselves on the road ahead. Keep your eyes firmly forward and dedicate yourself to the road ahead. Enjoy the moments of this new journey as they come, as you will need to let go of them one day as well.

Knight of cups meaning for relationship
You have learned quite a lot about yourself as a romantic partner recently. Through a series of struggles, you have become far more familiar with your habits in regards to romance that lead you to be a unique lover. Perhaps you have learned your love language; do you respond more positively to physical rather than verbal intimacy, or vice versa? Have you found your comfortable niche in a relationship that keeps both you and your partner content on a day-to-day basis? Or maybe you have begun to realize that you might have some underlying issues that tend to cause tension in a relationship. This could be for a variety of reasons; you may have formed habits from a previous relationship that are not appropriate when carried over into a new one, or you may have a lack of trust due to a previous lover that was found to be unfaithful.

Whatever it may be, the struggles you have been facing recently have taught you far more about yourself than you originally expected them to. The things that you have learned offered new perspectives on both the situation at hand and the future that had previously been unavailable to you. Despite the rocky journey that has led you here, it seems as though there is a light at the end of the tunnel. This may be ending a relationship that is toxic to your mental health, or putting yourself back on the market after a particularly painful heartbreak. 

As you move forward, what is most important is that you don’t dwell too much on the road that has led you here. It can be easy to fall into reminiscence, or to dwell on the pain and suffering that another person has caused you, however this will only hold you back from a bright future filled with love and light. Keep your chin up and jump into this new chapter of your life feet-first!

Knight of Cups meaning tarot


Graceful, but not warlike; riding quietly, wearing a winged helmet, referring to those higher graces of the imagination which sometimes characterize this card. He too is a dreamer, but the images of the side of sense haunt him in his vision.

Divinatory Meanings: Arrival, approach—sometimes that of a messenger; advances, proposition, demeanor, invitation, incitement.

Reversed: Trickery, artifice, subtlety, swindling, duplicity, fraud.

Knight of cups meaning for job and career
Work has been particularly challenging for some time now. You may have taken on a different position with completely new responsibilities, started an entirely new project, or gotten involved in a particularly troublesome hiccup in normal work processes. Through these challenges, you have persisted. Now is the time to begin relaxing yourself; there is rest on the horizon! Finish this period out strong, and you will be given a moment to rest and recuperate. If possible, try to take a short time off from break to reset yourself once it seems as though the situation will allow it.

However, it is important that you only rest only for a short period of time, as the progress of work will not slow down simply because you are feeling tired. Make this rest count, because you might not get one like it for some time. New challenges are on the horizon, and they will present unique opportunities and mishaps that you have not learned to cope with yet. Move forward into this new period with an open mind; this is the perfect chance for you to learn invaluable skills in the workplace that will set you up for great things in the future!

Is there a promotion that you have had your eye on for some time now? Your experience working through the upcoming struggles will set you aside from the vast majority of other candidates that have significantly less developed creative problem solving abilities. Do you desperately need a pay raise, but have been too nervous to bring it up to your supervisor? Now is the chance for you to shine in the eyes of leadership; they will be far more apt to bumping up the pay of an employee that is able to take a bleak situation and turn it into an opportunity for growth and development, as opposed to one who simply skates by with minimum productivity.

Knight of cups reversed main meaning
While you may not be able to control every little circumstance that happens throughout the course of your life, you are able to control how you will react to them. When The Knight of Cups appears in the reversed position, it may be a sign that you have not properly recognized your role in forming your own destiny. 

In placing the blame on others, you are limiting your own potential to rewrite the parameters of your life. By accepting your role in creating the circumstances that has led you to this point, you will simultaneously be empowering yourself to manifest the change that you want to see in your life. What steps can you take to improve your current circumstances? What have you been doing in the past that is only adding to the problems that you face? 

Taking the steps to recognize your own involvement in these processes is a sign of maturity and humility, as it can be incredibly difficult to admit when you haven’t been making the best decisions.

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The knight of cups symbolizes sensitivity, attraction, and love. This is a YES card and a perfect omen card for love. You should follow your heart and stop hesitating in chasing the one you love. There is a possibility of romantic proposals. You are developing a deeper bond with the one you love. There is a lot of success in your career. There is a likelihood of unexpected job offers. Embrace your inner child to recognize the fun side of life.

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Knight of Cups meaning in a card spread. Try the original Cardarium readings.

Knight of cups meaning

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