Knight of Cups Angelic Tarot Card Meanings

Knight of Cups Angelic Tarot Card Meanings

All the Knights are on a quest for something and the Knight of Cups is on a quest for love. He is the lyrical and passionate lover archetype. He can be the tormented soul who stays up all night, drinking wine and composing poems for his beloved. The only problem is that he may not love the object of his desires as much as he loves being in love.

“Believe in Your Heart

Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Holistic Tarot card meanings and correspondences for the Knight of Cups
Knight of Cups from the Frideborg Tarot

Nevertheless, his deep passion often propels him to create exquisite art and for this we thank him. It takes the maturity, empathy and compassion of the King of Cups to create stickability in love. The Knight of Cups may often find that he forms a lasting bond only with his own passion and addictions.

The steady influence of Earth can help ground him enough to remember to pay his bills. Raising his Fire, on the other hand, by gradually taking on more leadership responsibility, helps him ascend to the status of the King of Cups.

Are you living life or is life living you?

The Knight of Cups has the gift to make us feel truly alive… truly on fire with passion. This, in turn, takes us through to the deeper layers of the psyche and hidden emotions may surface for healing. He (or she) makes an excellent art therapist if he does his work in awareness rather than in a wine-induced haze. And, sometimes, the Knight of Cups crosses our path simply to act as a catalyst for awakening our hearts to love once more.

Affirmation: “I allow myself to feel deeply and joyfully channel those feelings into creative pursuits.”

Knight of Cups Prayer

Dear Mother-Father God, thank you for the lyrical, artistic and passionate side of life. Touch my heart with passion, love and beauty so that it may be truly alive. Amen and so it is!

Correspondences for the Knight of Cups

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio – For timing purposes: the first two decans of Scorpio and third decan of Libra

Element: Air of Water

Archangel: Raphael, ruler of the Air Element and Gabriel, ruler of the Water Element

Gemstone: Green jade

Essential oils: Nutmeg, rosewood

The Knight of Cups in Love and Relationships

This is the Knight who loves to lose himself in a mist of passionate love-making as per the poem below:

Speechless, we made love
In mist and clouds.

~ Lan Ling

Looking to date an über-romantic guy? Need your man to compose his own love poems for you? The Knight of Cups is the guy for you!

This is the man who as a young boy would include a handwritten poem in the Mother’s Day card. He is the one who used to get scolded for daydreaming by his teachers, but who often stunned the very same teachers with his imaginative art, writing or musical composition.

Often quite shy with the opposite sex, he’s a later bloomer when it comes to dating. However, once he gets a handle on things, he’s firmly stuck on romance. He’ll never be single for any longer period of time after that. And if he does have singledom enforced on him, he’s constantly yearning for the ever-elusive ‘One.’


He loves romance and won’t spare any trick in the book to woo you.

You may find that he inspires you to be more creative.

He is passionate in every sense of the word.

He is usually faithful.


Can be obsessed with the object of his desire.

Jealousy can be a very real problem with this guy.

His escapist tendencies and artistic temperament can make it difficult for him to hold down a job.

If he’s not up, he’s down and if he’s not down, he’s up. There’s very little middle ground and this is something you could potentially find emotionally draining.

Type of date he prefers: A moonlit beach. He will bring his guitar, of course.

Time from your first date until you introduce him to your parents: About a week if you’re ‘The One.’ He’s probably already moved in by then too. And yes, he’ll be the one moving in with you – straight from his mum’s (no matter his age).

Wedding style: Careful. This one could turn into a bit of a groomzilla. He’ll want full control of all the artistic elements of the wedding!

Type of dad he would make

A natural bard and storyteller, your children will find him absolutely fascinating. Nobody but nobody tells a better bedtime story! Just don’t count on him to remember everything on the list when he goes shopping. He probably left the list itself on the dresser rummaging around for his car keys. It’s a bummer if he forgets to buy nappies but the kids will survive.

His best match

The Queen of Pentacles because a) she keeps him grounded and b) already bought an extra pack of nappies on a buy-one-get-one-free offer the week before.

His worst match

The Queen of Swords because she a) would think that he’s a waste of space and b) would spare no effort in letting him know how she feels.

Knight of Cups as Situation, Challenge, Opportunity and Action Advice

Situation: Creativity is in focus for this reading

Challenge: Check any addictive tendencies

Opportunity: A good chance of romance and if not, at the very least a smashing poem/lyrics/painting etc

Action Advice: Allow your emotions creative expression through the fine arts

The Marseille Tarot image in this post is from the CBD Tarot by Yoav Ben-Dov.

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