The King of Cups shows a far haired man sitting on a throne made of a grey stone block amidst a very turbulent sea. The man has a calm and composed aura about him.

He wears a necklace that has a fish as an amulet. Fish is the symbol of creativity and spirit and is representative of the fine balance between the conscious and the subconscious. To the right side of the man behind him a fish is seem to jump from the tumultuous ocean, while on the left is seen a ship that sails steadily despite all the turbulence.

This says that the man has been able to grasp his subconscious mind, but what he has found does not overwhelm him in any way. He seems to be perfectly in control of the situation. The man does not repress his emotions, but accept them while dealing with them in a mature and balanced manner.

Upright Position: This card represents a balance between the heart and the head, that is to say emotions and intellect. It represents a creative person who is aware of his feelings, both outward and inward. Although the person is aware of the emotions, she/he knows how to be in full control. The person is kind and compassionate and shares strong relationships that have foundations on temperance and understanding.

Reversed Position: Reversed, the card represents a person who does not know how to control emotions. She/he lacks understanding of relationships. The person may be very controlling and manipulative. Sometimes this card is an indication that a person is trapped in a false relationship.

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