Tarot: Knight of Cups {How To Recognize Real Love}

Tarot Knight of Cups, How To Recognize Real Love, intuitivefish.com

Intoxicating Love, A Soul-inspired Message, Metamorphosis

The Knight of Cups contains a much more intense energy than what is commonly assumed.

We’re talking about intense emotions, intoxicating desire, and intense devotion and sacrifice.

The Knight of Cups takes us deep within to the desires we keep hidden in the shadows. It reminds us that real love pushes us to evolve. 

This Knight is also associated with the imagination, psychics and the occult. So that’s where he gets his reputation for being mysterious or unpredictable.

But this is also why it’s not an ordinary love. There’s a deeper and higher connection occurring than what’s commonly experienced with mere thoughts of affection. This is the real thing.

Just like sex can be used as a portal to let go of false ambitions and inhibition in order to awaken to our true desires, so does real love liberate us from the chains that weigh us down and hold us back – in any kind of relationship.

Looking at any area of your life, what desire are you afraid to admit and own? It’s not always easy to face and accept our raw soul desires. 

The Knight of Cups comes with immense promises as well as terrible risks. It has the potential to transport you to unknown heights, as well as to deceive you and leave you in despair. Yet one thing is sure: a metamorphosis will occur.

We instinctually long for love, because we ultimately desire to grow. For love – real love – is the only force powerful enough to incite evolution, which keeps us alive. 

Knight of Cups by Thoth, Fountain Tarot, Tyldwick Tarot and The Isidore Tarot, intuitivefish.com
Knight of Cups by Thoth, Fountain Tarot, Tyldwick Tarot and The Isidore Tarot, intuitivefish.com

When The Knight of Cups Shows Up In A Reading

Health and Body Image: Your emotional and sexual health might be trying to get your attention. Your emotions and desires contain important messages which will serve to change your health for the better. Also, consider implementing fermented foods into your diet for healthy intestines.

Occupation and Finances: Listen to your passions. Not only will they clarify what your career dream is, but they’ll show you the path to get there. You can trust your passions, as long as you channel them in the appropriate direction. They provide the necessary fuel to accomplish your goals.

Relationships: A certain relationship is going to push you to evolve or to achieve your dreams. It might be an intensely emotional or sexual relationship. Or an unknown or anonymous man or someone devoted to you might visit from afar. Or maybe you’ll get together for wine or mind-altering substances with someone, and an important truth will come out.

Hidden Meaning:  Mastering the emotions and sex desires doesn’t mean ignoring them or shutting them out. When they’re ignored, they may go to extremes to reach you. When you honor your emotions and desires, they unlock their esoteric messages to guide you to your dreams.

Knight of Cups by Lumina Tarot
Knight of Cups by Lumina Tarot

Reversed: Someone might be talking out of both sides of their mouth. Or maybe someone is lost in a fantasy. You can be sure there’s some kind of exaggeration, misjudgment or deception involved. A betrayal of secrets, slander or gaslighting might also be indicated. A reversed Knight of Cups could also refer to an unstable mind or mental illness.

Advice: Strong emotions and sexual desires result in pleasure as well as vexation. Tap into the “secret” messages and higher truths contained within them, then channel their energies into achieving your dreams and visions. Their unashamed purpose is to move you toward change.

Astrological Association: Scorpio and Pisces

Element: Water on the 8th and 12th Houses

Timing: October 23rd to November 21st – or – February 19th to March 20th

Court Cards: A resolution may be dependent on another

Yes or No: Most likely yes, unless reversed

Elizabeth, also known as Intuitive Fish, is a healthy vegan mama living in the Pacific Northwest. Her life mission involves researching the esoteric arts, guiding souls along their awakening path, and contributing to a world of humans doing what they love. She’s available for readings and counseling, and would love to be your friend on social media.