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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. 

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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