What does the knight of cups tarot card mean?

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The knight of cups is part of the Minor Arcana deck of tarot cards and is part of the Cups suit.

Keywords: Romance, passion, love, lust, seduction, devotion


The Knight of  Cups is represented by a handsome young man who is well-travelled and has a carefree, charming spirit. He has an aura of femininity about him, as he is very in touch with his innermost emotions and sensitivity. He uses these to his advantage as they make him very charming, which works well in his romantic pursuits. This card could present somebody in your life or even a part of yourself. Often, this card signifies that a new person is going to appear in your life and sweep you off your feet. If you’re single, you may soon find yourself swept into a passionate love affair. However, be careful not to get carried away in fantasy.

Reverse Keywords: Flattery, deception, heartbreaker

Reverse Meaning

In reverse, the Knight of Cups is somebody to be wary of. Drawing this card in reverse is a warning against getting caught up in emotions and letting them overtake logic and reasoning. Somebody in your life is very moody and jealous, prone to jumping to conclusions and making rash decisions. A love affair that seemed full of romance and passion may turn out to be something quite different after a while. Once the honeymoon period is over, you may realise that all is not what it seems, and this person or situation doesn’t make you happy.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Cups suit)