Tarot Card Meaning Knight of Cups Inner-life Reflection
The Knight of Cups
I ride upon my horse
knowing not to where my mount brings me
on this Autumn Day
(Haiku poem by: Evergreen) ©
Today’s Tarot card is the Knight of Cups. It represents our inner-life… Our inner-life is all we imagine it to be. It is fluid, emotional, and sentimental. We are receptive at that level.
Because we are receptive, we are open to learning at a deeper level. We learn more about ourselves, and about others around us. It is with our emotions and our creativity that we reach others; likewise, we want them to reach us.
By looking at the Knight of Cups card, our path is not revealed to us. Our path is unknown; it is a path of self-discovery. In this domain of our life, the domain of our emotions and of creativity, we let ourselves be guided down the road less travelled. No one goes there but our courageous self.
The Knight of Cups card depicts you on a Spiritual Quest. You do not know where you are ahead to, but you are full of self-confidence and hope. The Rider represents you. The Horse represents your ego. You and your ego must become friends; you must be able to form a team together; you must work as one to fulfill your mission in life.
But for now, your mission is to tame your horse (your beast, your ego). It is by the taming of your ego, that you will be able to hear your Higher-self when it speaks to you. But first, a strong action is required of you.
You must die to yourself, so your Higher-self may live. Since the beginning of this Spiritual Quest, you have danced to the beat of your own drum. You have walked at your own pace. You have listened to your own voice.
Today, you are learning to listen to your horse. Your horse is learning to listen to you. Each of you discover each other’s feelings, wants, and needs. You befriend your ego, you tame it, you learn how to lead it. It will obey you.
In summary, the Knight of Cups speaks to your overwhelming need to rule over your heart with self-detachment. Your basic need is to communicate from your heart in a creative way – with others. While keeping one foot in and one foot out of their situation, you can lead your own life.
You are aware of your own feelings, sentiments, and creative energy. You accept the limits of your own passions. You have a sense of “deep knowing” that you are in reaction to the forces and energies that have a profound influence upon your inner-life. The Knight of Cups reflects all this to you…