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The Meaning of
the "Knight of Cups" Tarot Card

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Quick Tarot Meanings:

Goals are far away and require a journey either physical or spiritual. The Knight of Cups represents creativity and yearning. Fulfillment exists but may be far away. A journey begins.

What is the inverted meaning of
the "Knight of Cups"?

Paralysis. A goal that is so far away it may be unattainable at present. An inability to move forward due to physical or emotional restraints.

Advanced tarot interpretation

(Applies to the upright position)

The Symbolism in the "Knight of Cups" Tarot Card:

Gilgamesh, Odysseus. The personification of any hero that goes on a journey of the subconscious. The handsome young man on the horse is about to ford a river with his horse, grasping an equally attractive golden cup in his hand. The angel's wings that were on his mother's cup are also present on his helmet and spurs, once again signifying a deep connection to the spiritual.

The Meaning of the "Knight of Cups" Tarot Card:

Note the similarity of the knight and horse to the Death card. This is the beginning of the journey into the subconscious, the Death card is where it can end up if the hero does not learn the lessons well enough. The Knight of Cups is a hero that is willing to not only face physical, but spiritual challenges as well. This card also symbolizes proper channeling of creative energies into a useful form. At its base level, it means arrival at something or an invitation to go somewhere.

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