In the Thoth Deck
Kings are called Knights while in The Elemental Tarot, kings are called Fathers. Thoth King/Knights are armored sitting
astride their powerful "Spirit Force" steeds.
The Knight of Cups is the
fiery part of water, this may sound strange to the neophyte; However,
the fiery part of water is the Power of Solution.
Knight of Cups is not unlike the fiery attack of rain or springs. He
rules the Zodiac from 21st degree of Aquarius to the 20th degree of
The Armor, bright wings, and the leaping white charger,
all represent the most active aspects of water. The crab represents the
aggressive nature of water and it's regenerative state, as crabs
individually regenerate by shedding their hard outer shell. The Knight
of Wands totem is the Peacock, as the very nature of active water is
it's brilliance. The Peacock is also the totem of the Peacock God Myths
of which a greater amount of study is needed if you wish to understand
the "Swirling Depths" of this card. To make this understanding simple, the tail feathers of a peacock have the appearance of eyes. Therefore, the peacock god, was an "all seeing" god.
characteristics of the person signified by this card are surprisingly
passive, as dictated by the Zodiacal attribution. Therefore, with the qualities of
- He is a graceful dilettante (a weak Jupiter) . Passively amiable
and quick to respond to attraction but the stimulation fades away as he
is not very enduring.
- Emotionally triggered by outside influence, this
person has no real material depth of character.
- The Knight of Cups has
an undeniable innocence and purity, that is hardly clouded by his ill
dignified sensuality, idleness, and untruthful nature.
- In fact he is so
superficial that it is hard to reach any depth in him.
- There is great
difficulty in rightly mating water with Fire, as the swift violent
nature of fire (as shown by the Knight of Wands) ill suits a character
that is naturally as placid as water. It is a rare persona indeed that
has mastered the balance, so most often we find the personality
mismanaging his affairs and unless good fortune attend him, his career
and life is littered with a trail of failure and disaster.
- There is a
mental "civil war" here, and this can lead to depressions, and/or
schizophrenia. The abuse of stimulants, alcohol, and narcotics is not
uncommon with such a personality.
As is always the case, the surrounding
cards will help the Reader decide the positive or ill dignified nature
of this card and often within the Reading is recommended the nature of
correcting the unwanted behavior of this ill dignity. All in all, a very
fun bubbly, bright person to be around---as long as you show
attraction, to stimulate his attention. Good fun for short visits!
The Elemental Tarot- Father of Water, depicts an attractive naked man, standing in the moon lit night. His crown of authority, is also the cup from which water and ten golden fish flow. Both the Moon and Water signify the Feminine Principle of the Divine Creative. His nakedness implies truthfulness, reality and freedom.
The ten golden fish, are as the Ten Sephiroth of the Qabalistic Tree of Life; ten is also the number that represents the cycle of change in tarot. As the Tens are the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one.
His interesting scepter, is a large pearl enclosing a dove. Not only is the dove the symbol of Venus, but also the Holy Spirit, therefore, the Pearl and dove imply beauty and enlightenment.
The authors, Caroline Smith and John Astrop, have place the symbols for Jupiter and lunar node in the upper left of this card. As they have stated in their book, THE ELEMENTAL TAROT, Jupiter/Node indicates, harmonious relationships with others. Jupiter-North Node does indicate harmony.
The Egyptian symbols that relates to this card are in the lower left corner.
The Crescent Moon at the bottom is The Elemental Tarot symbol for water. This symbol is also shown with a circle, representing air, at the upper right hand corner of this card.
The god-name at the bottom of the card is Tarquam, The Angel of Autumn.
When the Thoth Knight of Cups or The Elemental Tarot-Father of Water, is Thrown during a divination, it implies the querent or one important to the querent has:
- The characteristics of Water, as a graceful dilettante.
- Passive, amiable, and quick to respond to attraction, but the stimulation fades away as he is not very enduring.
- Being emotionally triggered by outside influence, this person is emotionally reactive and therefore has no real material depth of character.
- Despite shallowness, this is a very attractive character comprised of undeniable innocence and purity, that is hardly clouded by his ill dignified sensuality, idleness and untruthful nature.
- This mating of Fire (Spirit) and Water (consciousness), is a hard one to master. The very volatile nature of Fire, disturbs the placidity of Water. Therefore, this individual is often unable to reach a balance, mismanaging their affairs and baring good fortune, his life and career, are littered with "Train wrecks" and failure.
- A very good natured person, who is generous to a fault, empathetic and overly caring. Therefore the image of Bran the Fisher King, is brought to mind here, for in the myth, he was a healer who gave away his wealth, thus always caring the wound of everyone's suffering.
- Relates well to and is trusted by women.
- Highly imaginative and sensitive to the thoughts of others.
- A mature man, who makes a good therapist or psychologist.
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