Knight of Cups Tarot Card Meanings

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Knight of Cups Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


A declaration of love. Being in love with love.

A business trip.

A singer, poet, painter or writer. 

A creative phase.

Wearing rose-colored glasses.


Putting on a performance. 

Entertaining others.




Leaving someone or something behind.

Symbolism in Knight of Cups tarot card

The white horse symbolises the bearer of heroes. The knight symbolises a messenger, often a romantic message. The cloak is decorated with images of fish symbolising the spirit. The wings on the helmet and feet are a symbol of freedom of expression. The river symbolises the flow of emotions.

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Knight of cups in a general reading

Knight of cups tarot card denotes a person on a quest to declare his love. This is your knight in shining armour. He is a singer, poet, and writer. He paints and creates wherever he goes. He is artistic and incredibly lovable. He has so much charm and loves romance. In situations knight of cups often speaks of a creative phase in your life, where music and art will play a huge part. Knight of cups often shows up in your cards when you are travelling, and the travel gives you joy and meaning. Your imagination will be at a peak, especially combined with the Moon cardKnight of cups in a

Knight of cups in a love reading

In a love reading, Knight of cups tarot card often shows up when someone takes you on a romantic getaway. If single Knight of cups often represents a love interest. In a relationship Knight of cups can mean the couple is moving forward in a very positive way, and it often include physical travel as well.

Knight of cups in a career reading

In a career reading, Knight of cups tarot card signifies a poet, musician, painter, any types of creative jobs. Knight of cups can also mean healthcare jobs, but only if the Seeker really loves to care for others. Knight of cups can signify a business trip.

Knight of cups as feelings

Knight of cups speaks of feeling inspired, both in a personal relationship and in a career. The Seeker is in a creative phase in their life. If you are asking how someone is feeling about you, Knight of cups can mean the person has a romantic interest in you. This person most likely feels inspired by you.

Learn what Knight of cups tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in Knight of Cups tarot card

Knight of cups tarot card is someone who is in love with love, and they are often wearing rose-colored glasses. They are dramatic, romantic and optimistic, and they have strong emotional responses to situations. They are very artistically and musically inclined. This is someone who is bringing emotions to the surface, both in themselves and in others. Knight of cups people are very charming, loving, adaptable and they are easily influenced by their environment and the people around them.

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Knight of cups tarot card meanings reversed

Knight of Cups tarot card meanings reversed indicates a person who is walking away from a relationship and/or a creative venture. The emotional state of the seeker might be far from romantic, instead, it is more likely to be cynical and they use their insights and intuition to make others hurt as much as they do. Lazy and untruthful, this person is someone who might even hate the opposite sex. Knight of cups tarot card reversed indicates intimacy issues. 

Personality types in reversed Knight of Cups tarot card

Knight of cups tarot card reversed indicates someone who is putting on a performance rather than being themselves. The performance is draining and they end up exhausted. They are so emotional that there is no rest from their current circumstance. They have no idea who they are or who the persona is they created to keep everyone else happy and entertained. Knight of cups reversed people are excellent actors/actresses. They attract people like a moth to a flame, but they have deep-rooted intimacy issues, and will not let anyone close.

Knight of cups tarot card combination

Some important tarot combinations seen in Knight of cups.

Knight of cups + the Chariot: Learning to love yourself. Moving forward in a relationship.

Knight of cups + Hanged man: Innovation.

Knight of cups + The World: Travel overseas.

Knight of cups + Two of swords: Searching information. This card combination can speak of confidential information.

Knight of cups + Seven of swords: Needing time alone. Can mean difficulties in commitment.

Knight of cups + Knight of swords: Education and becoming an expert. A powerful change in your life.

Knight of cups + Four of wands: A wedding singer. A musician.

Knight of cups + Nine of wands: Healing past trauma. A counselor.

Knight of cups + Page of wands: Receiving a lot of attention, often romantic attention.

Knight of cups + Three of cups: An engagement. A wedding.

Knight of cups + Six of cups: Visiting a place from your past. The place where you grew up.

Knight of cups + Nine of cups: A restaurant. Hospitality.

Knight of cups tarot card meanings

Knight of cups denotes you are moving in the right direction and things are speeding up. You might feel unprepared for what is expected of you, and you might even feel like you have to fake it before you make it. The best thing you can do is to be yourself because you are attracting attention due to your charisma and personality. If you pretend to be someone else it will only decrease your natural light that people are so drawn to. You are a sensitive and beautiful soul, and people feel they can relate to you. Knight of cups often shows up in your cards when you are about to go on a significant physical journey. 

Click on text to learn more what Knight of cups means as a final card in a tarot reading.

Learn the Meanings of the Suit of Cups Tarot Cards Here.

Learn the Meanings of Knight of Wands, Knight of Pentacles, and Knight of Swords

34 thoughts on “Knight of Cups Tarot Card Meanings”

  1. Hi, I drew 3 x knights in a love reading regarding a certain person, I asked what he feels and got knight of cups, asked the situation and got knight of wands, and the outcome knight of pentacles — We are not together at this present moment- we broke up 7 months ago, what can this mean – i read on another forum that 3 knights point to the missing knight ? and can mean war :(

  2. The missing knight here is Knight of swords so he could be trying to reach out to you. Knights also speak of doors opening and things changing fast, so I believe you could hear from your ex, or you find something out about him that changes things for you. I also feel you are meant to change your situation around in some way as well and make your life more joyful and enjoyable. I feel like you are holding yourself back a lot, and there is no reason to do that. There will be an opportunity for you to have something new and it has to do with your life purpose. This opportunity will be very good for you. I feel you will be more outdoors and you are getting your energy coming back to you. Your heart chakra is opening up as well. I laid out some cards for you as well, and they say that you must do what feels right for you, not be pulled into guilt as I feel someone (and this could be your ex) will make you feel guilty. It is time to move on from punishing yourself from the past. Your future looks bright and shiny, and there is so much joy and happiness for you if you allow it to be :)

  3. Oh Inger, If I could jump through my computer screen and give you a hug I would. I am so delighted to be reading your reply- Thank you with all my heart xx I so appreciate your feedback and for taking the time to draw some cards for me. Much love to you.

  4. Hi Inger, I m starting to read tarots and I find your blog great!
    I asked about is feeling for me and I got empress,devil,sun . And another is ace of wands, knight of cups and knight of swords. His behaviour is really strange but I don’t know if he likes to play with me because he has feeling and he is not sure about mine or just because is a bit childish…
    Thanks for your blog

  5. Hi, can you help me with some answers? I had two card reading, problem, and I got Knight of Cups and solution and I got the Magician.
    the question is love related, I’ve been in contact with this guy online, we haven’t met yet, and lately we haven’t really spoken…I am not sure about his feelings for me and I haven’t told him exactly that I fell in love with him. What do you think? Thank you in advance!

  6. dear inger Bråthen

    i am a girl i asked about a what a certain person feel about me?

    and then i drew a card and tarot give me knight of cup…

    a few hours later i asked the same question again and mix cards and tarot again give me knigh of cups?

    what do you think about it?

  7. Hello Inger,

    I did a reading about a person who I am wondering about romantically. I got the mother of pentacles, the father of cups reversed, the 3 of wands reversed, 4 of pentacles, son of cups reversed, father of swords reversed, and death reversed. I’m finding all of the court cards a bit confusing to interpret. Any insight is appreciated.

  8. Hi. The court cards show up when there is potential to be in someone’s life, and the cups show up when the feelings are there. However, it is almost like the person is not focusing on the right things or is unaware of it being potential for a relationship, and this is why you get a lot of reversed cards. Does this person know how you feel?

  9. Hello, I pulled the 10 of cups, the hanged man and the reversed knight of cups in a general, “unveiling the truth ” spread. These guys showed up in the “reality of how things are” position. Help :-/

  10. Hi Inger,

    I read somewhere that the knight of cups plus the judgement together mean “resolution” and “absolute finality” … how would you interpret these cards together? I’m kinda confused.

  11. Hello Inger again ;)
    I pullet the 6 of wands Knight of cups and The Emperor. all the cards turned up
    Can you tell me what it mean? I was only asking about one question (About my work in next year) whether i keep my job or not.
    Can you help my to understand this three cards?
    Best regards Erna

  12. I drew another card on the emperor, after I wrote the message above, I got 3 of pentacles
    My cards come in this order
    1. 6 of wands
    2. Knight of cup
    3. Emperor
    4. 3 of pentacles

  13. Hello Inger
    Can you explain for me what is my card means. I vas asking about my work in new year..
    1.six of wands
    2.knigth of cups
    3. Emperor
    4. Tree of pentacle
    Every card turned up
    Best regards Erna

  14. Hi, I’m wondering about the Knight of cups in a 3 card reading, followed by the Moon and the Queen of wands. I have come up as the queen of wands in several readings and this particular one, I asked about a past flame whose recently revealed his feelings for me.

  15. If you keep getting Queen of wands then you are attracting in suitors like a moth to a flame. This is a great time to attract in a soulmate. I think you will soon meet a soulmate, however, I think it will be someone else, and not your past flame. Your ex is feeling very low at the moment, I feel, and he could also have financial problems. He is attracted to you and wants you to make him feel better.

  16. Hi Inger,

    I drew ace of pentacle, knight of cups and temperance when I asked about her feelings towards me. What does it mean?

  17. Hi Ingrid,

    I’m very confused by this card in a reading I did about my relation to a man I’ve just started dating.

    First I asked “is there any future for us as being a couple” and I got the hierophant as a result.

    Then I asked if he had any feelings towards med, and I got the 8 of swords. Which I read as a negative card in this relation?

    And then I asked “is he my soulmate?” And I got this card (the knight of cups) Which I would read as a positive card?

    I have been quite a struggle lately, (Also towards him) because I’m very noia about getting to know him. My feelings, his feelings – I can’t take it, I actually hate it. I’m so dressing afraid. So I’m not really relaxed.

    Maybe you, and your great advice could help med relax a bit?

  18. Hi Inger – I’m sorry about the spelling in the last comment. I’ve been using my iPhone, which is found of autocorrect. Hope you can see through it.

  19. Hi! What can I expect from a relationship if the cards are 9 of Pentacles, Queen of Cups and Knight of Cups? Thank You! HS

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