The King of Cups- What Does This Tarot Card Mean For You?

Written By Advisor Fruno

The King of Cups is a Minor Arcana, or Lesser Arcana, Tarot card which reflects that it is a time for balance, judgment, and actions. The best results in difficult times will be found by embracing diplomacy and wisdom rather than trying to force or push things through. It is time to use one's intelligence while showing sincerity and compassion for the other person. By being sincere and having patience you will accomplish your objectives even in the most trying of circumstances.

One should not mistake the King's kindness as a sign of weakness. The card represents someone who can become very emotional and easily angered if crossed. Traditional values such as honesty and respect are expected, and anything less will not be tolerated. The words spoken will be based upon truth and he will simply demand the same in return. He is there to lend a helping hand, be it at work or in love, and one should not hesitate to ask for help if it is needed.

The King Of Cups - Quick Overview

When you receive the King of Cups Tarot card in a reading, see it as being very positive on several different fronts. Regarding health, the card represents good health or improving health (and without good health everything else in life becomes much less important). In the area of work, the card represents opportunities and success. The efforts made are noticed by others and future advancement is more than likely. Finances will become more stable and secure. Your judgment and decisions will be sound and produce positive results. This is the time to make decisions instead of avoiding difficult choices. Regarding love, the card represents true love where relationships will become lasting and stable. This is the time to embrace the emotions in your heart and to declare love for another.

The King Of Cups - Upright

This strong card portrays your emotional confidence and maturity. It shows that no matter what may happen, you have finally come to a good mental place to not let things trigger you to the point of having an emotional breakdown, or even depression. You are stable enough to take on any challenges and you will probably come out right on top. You can also see drama when it’s heading your way and thanks to your emotional stability, you are able to block out all the negative energies and drama.

The King Of Cups - Upright Love Meaning

The King Of Cups may also suggest that even at your weakest or most vulnerable points, such as love and relationship issues, you are able to keep a level-headed perspective and this attitude will help you through tough times. It’s important to use your intuition and let it guide you in such circumstances.

The King Of Cups - Upright Career Meaning What does the King Of Cups mean for your career? That even though you may be faced with tough decisions and deadlines, you should trust the process and not let things get to you personally. There may be some unexpected surprises, but in the end, with use of your brilliant emotional synergy, you will come out on top!

The King Of Cups - Reversed

In the reverse position, the King of Cups Tarot card tells you to be alert on how others treat you. There will be times of manipulation and deception. Others will have their own agenda at hand instead of the greater good. It will be difficult to compromise with others as they will be set in their ways. It is best to avoid important decisions at this time as others do not have your best interests at heart. You may be more vulnerable to emotional distress and hurtful situations and people will trigger your emotional side, easily.

The King Of Cups - Reversed Love Meaning

Staying in control of your emotions is a choice you have to make. You can either choose for your partner, crush, or ex to stand and walk all over you or ignore their negativity all together. Don’t let anyone get the better of you and try to focus on yourself during distressing times. Finding a safe-haven that only rejuvenates your soul is a good practice to start with. An experienced Tarot reader will be able to pinpoint exactly who is letting you down and draining your energy.

The King Of Cups - Reversed Career Meaning

At work, this card shows that you may be getting into a major misunderstanding at work. There will be confusion brought on by miscommunication. Again, don’t let this get in your way, try to stay calm and figure the root problem. Both parties will have to put their ego aside and understand the core problem before calling each other out. Other colleagues may also upset you and be vindictive. The solution is to handle any workplace situation with maturity and the King Of ups reminds us of this.


Whether reversed or upright, the King Of Cups means that you need to stay calm, no matter what life throws at you. During your Free Tarot reading, you will be able to deduce what area of your life will not more persistent focus and who may be the culprit behind these distressing situations. An experienced and gifted psychic reader will be able to give you more details so that you can be prepared for what’s to come.