The King of Cups is a card in the tarot that shows generosity, control, and emotional balance. The card itself depicts a king seated on a throne, who has an amulet that is shaped like a fish. The fish in his necklace represents his creativity and spirit, which thrives on the calm waters that surround him. We can see from the background that there is a steady balance between the conscious and unconscious.
Behind the king, there is a fish jumping out of the ocean on the right side, and a ship on the left side, representative of the emotional and material worlds respectively. The King of Cups shows that you do not suppress your impulses, but have learned to deal with them in a balanced manner.
A balance between the heart and the head is represented by the King of Cups tarot love meaning. This person is emotionally mature, and values family. When emotional tensions are high, their calm and collected responses are just what everyone needs to maintain peace. When this card isn’t represented by a person in your life, it can be a suggestion to use both logic and intuition in your approach to love. Approach romance with practicality, but also with wisdom, compassion and understanding. Combined, the love you find is sure to be deep and rewarding.
Upright King of cups in love
Upright King of cups in Career
Upright King of cups in Finances
Using head and heart in love, a compassionate but calming partner.
Balancing emotional, practical and logical needs, wisdom leads to respect and admiration.
Financial stability, being realistic but hopeful about finances.
This king lacks consistency, empathy, or morals. In love, he can be rather manipulative and selfish, using his emotional intelligence for his own desires. If this doesn’t represent a person, you may have to deal with a love interest leading you on, or using you. Alternatively, the King of Cups tarot love meaning can simply suggest some kind of selfishness in your romantic life. You or your partner may not be putting effort into your relationship, content to let your partner do much of the work.
Reversed King of cups in love
Reversed King of cups in Career
Reversed King of cups in Finances
Manipulation, deceit and selfishness in love, being lead on or used, not putting in effort.
Selfishness at work, staying at job despite lack of emotional fulfillment.
Out of control spending, bad financial judgement, emotional financial choices.