Your Daily Reading:
Knight of Cups
The Knight of Cups card showcases, you guessed it, a gallant knight. Our knight sits on a white horse, which has his front hoof in the air in a picturesque way – he's almost posing. The knight himself is fabulously adorned – his armor is covered in patterns of fish, his boots and his helmet both have wings, and even the reigns he holds on to are blue and composed of filigree. The knight holds a cup forward in a gentle way. His face seems to hold a mixture of pain and curiosity.
An an over-emotional and romantic young man, the knight of cups is remarkably similar to Romeo of Romeo and Juliet: one moment he will be mourning his old lover, and the next he will be struck dumb by a new love. Teenagers are coming into their own in the world, and thus tend to swing back and forth between their positive and negative traits.
He is the knight who will kiss your hand and vouch for your honor but will be silly enough to enter a duel with the man who accidentally stepped on your foot. This young stallion tends to be withdrawn and introspective, but can focus inward a bit too excessively at times.
Poetry and romance are grand things to idolize, but be sure not to swing too far with it and become clingy and/or melodramatic. You can enjoy a daydream or a fantasy every once in a while, but if you go too far you can start forgetting to live in the real world. Be understanding of others' plights, but don't let their emotions unduly cloud your own reasoning and feelings. Above all, the lesson of the knight is to keep all things in balance – have emotions, but don't let them control your existence.
Too Much Charm is Sometimes a Red Flag
Here are a few questions to ask yourself when you pull the Knight of Cups. How balanced are my emotions? Are you often closed off to your feelings? Have you ever let your emotions get the better of you? How can you continue your emotional life in a clear and balanced way?
The Four of Cups can share some similarities with the negative side of the Knight of Cups as he can be withdrawn in a stubborn, blinded manner. These two cards have similarities in their shadow sides – they both share the fact that emotions can lead us to self-absorption and ignorance. In his best moments, the Knight of Cups shares many factors with the Two of Cups – love, connection, and a desire to understand their partner or their friends.
What Knight of Cups Means for You Today
When the Knight of Cups shows up in your reading it is a sign that you need to make sure not to let your emotions control you. The horse in the card represents the force of the elements which can carry you a long way but they can also get out of your control and buck you off your bath. Try not to let your emotions overwhelm you. Emotions don't just go away when you ignore them and taking external actions for the sake of feeling better is not always an option. Embrace and accept your feelings to let them flow and work for you instead of against you.