The Knight of Cups is also known as the Lord of the Waves and the Water, and the King of the Hosts of the Sea. He is aligned with the masculine properties of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces and represents mastery of emotion and channeling of desires and wishes. Mastering your emotions is never an easy thing, and yet the Knight of Cups brings the ability to do just that. The Knights are about movement, and so there is an element here of the development of one's emotional nature towards a positive direction. Knights can be impetuous though, so the journey towards emotional wholeness can be fraught with ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies.
The Knight of Cups carries the vision of the Grail, the romantic spirit of love and renewal embodied in the pursuit of a pure and sacred love. His sensitivity, artistic gifts and spiritual side represent the highest qualities of heartfelt inspiration and tenderness.
Often this card signals the arrival of a love interest - the type that is romantic, sensitive and kind. This is love's promise at it's most intoxicating and compelling, where love exists for love's sake and won't be denied. It is the positive projection of the animus, the troubadour, the hero that slays the dragon to win the maiden fair. Arguably every romance novel that was ever written had this Knight as the protagonist.
On a mundane level, this card brings the gifts of deepening intuition, artistic realisation and development, as well as a spiritual awakening that ignites the Soul to its true purpose. This is a journey of a different kind, rather than physical, it occurs first in the heart and then in the mind and will transform your whole life if you let it.
It is time to take your intuition seriously and not as some fickle fancy that may divert your attention from time to time - in fact it is a most important aspect of focusing attention towards your true purpose that you can involve yourself in now.
Connect with your deeper purpose through your fantasies and dreams, recognise your desires and allow your subconscious to guide you to the path of their realisation.
Image "Knight of Cups" © Sandra Yagi