PRINCE OF CUPS
Astrologically the Prince of Cups rules from 21 degrees Libra to 20 degrees Scorpio.
To a Qaballist , the Prince of Cups is Air of Water, Specific Air of Primal Water.
The eagle helmet represents Scorpio, the Serpent rising from the cup represents Chokma [Wisdom] and the lotus represents Binah [Understanding]. The large Eagle pulling the chariot represents the Water symbol among the four Cherubic emblems .
The divinatory meaning is The Lover who expresses a great deal of passion and expresses feelings fervently. An artist in all his ways, but when it comes to him, he is extremely subtle, inclined to secret violence and craft, exercising secrecy. He accepts all external influences, and is seemingly susceptible to them but that is a ruse only to transmute them to the advantage of his secret designs. Now this could be a young man or women (Princess are androgynous) filled with dreams, visions and high expectations of life. Idealistic.
As an event, the Prince of Cups is often a proposal of marriage, or a proposition in the arts, or even a rival in love.
Esoterically, this card represents The Wings of Love, as the Spirit soars artistically. Giving passionate art to the world through love, imagination, grace, and style. It would suggest that you follow your dreams, visions, ideals, love. A romantic idealist. Of course, with great passion both great positives and negatives may present themselves in the passionate personality.
The Prince of Cups can also denote jealousy, pettiness and moodiness. This Personality expects it's dreams and visions to come true, and will plot secret violence against those who it believes stand in the way. That is why Scorpios are treated cautiously by most people. They are intense people, with intense passions and make an artistic expression---of every expression! When negative, they may intensely hold a grudge against anyone perceived to be an enemy. The Prince of Cups expects loyalty, as He/she believes loyalty is an art. Those who are perceived disloyal will encounter a passionate wrath---that's best avoided.
This type of Archetypical personality is best as a Spiritual Being, very psychic, and deeply loving. When on the path of the Magi----they are great Spiritual leaders and Teachers.
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