The Knight of Cups card portrays a young man riding on a white horse holding a cup. The white of the horse is a symbol of purity, calm and peace that lead to spiritual enlightenment.

These factors are further accentuated by the fact that the horse is not galloping, but moves slowly forward. The horse is also representative of power, energy and proactive spirit. The whole picture conveys that perhaps the Knight is a Messenger.

The Knight wears a cloak that is decorated all over with motifs of fish – this also symbolizes spirituality, enlightenment and consciousness. There are wings on the helmet of the Knight and also at his feet. This indicates that the person is active and full of imagination and creativity.

Upright Position: This card represents a person who is intuitive and has not lost touch with emotions as she/he traverses in the quest for life. In a reading this card depicts a gentle caring friend or lover who is sensitive to the needs of the others. Creative and artistic, the person is thoughtful and is prone to be a dreamer. The card may also bring news of new proposal or a union. This card can also indicate travel, for the Knight of Cups it is especially overseas travel.

Reversed Position: Reversed, the card indicates repressed emotions. It may also imply that the subject is letting emotions control her/his life without logical thinking. The person may be commitment phobic. It also indicates that the subject may face a situation that appears to be all rosy but needs closer introspection.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons