The Witches Tarot- King of Cups is the Knight of Cups in the Thoth Tarot. However, the Knight of Cups implies a meaning more Arcane than that of the King of Cauldrons.
The Witches Tarot, King of Cups represents a mature, authoritative man wearing a purple cloak of royal authority. His clothing
is blue in color, along with the sea shell throne, and silver, sapphire adorned- starfish crown; all pertaining to water, which is this cards element.
A mermaid is embroidered on his chest and cresting silver waves are embroidered on the hem of his robe. The mermaid represents loyalty, eloquence and truth.
He also wears a sapphire and pearl bejeweled chain of Office, around his neck. Silver is receptive, and the sapphires enhance his psychic powers, and enhance his ability to be fair, and loving.
The lunar peals exemplify the wonderful gems of the sea.
He sits, with arms at rest, on his throne and seems very relaxed while ruling his domain. The Silver Moon cup in his right hand and the sea shell scepter in left, both support this card as ruled by the metaphysical element of water.
The primary meaning of this card is about a male of hazel eyes, and light brown hair who is both authoritative and responsible. A wise man who excels in his craft. An excellent counselor, who could be and expert in the arts, science or law. A generous and manipulative personality.
If you have been following, by now you know Chokmah (Wisdom), the second Sephiroth, who is the "rule of the Kings" to be the Idea of Maleness. In Chokmah the Idea of the Law of Attraction has been determine, as Binah, the opposite of Chokmah who is the Idea of the Feminine. In fact, the Greek Word, I Dea, is a Goddess. The mystery of the Two's is the interaction of opposites that composes the Diversity of the Universe. The Kings or Thoth Knights are Chokmah interacting in various elements.
THE THOTH KNIGHT OF CUPS:
Often called the Lord of the Waves and of the Waters, King of the Hosts of the Sea; King of the Undines and Nymphs. No matter what accolade one uses, his zodiacal attributes are the last Decan of Aquarius and the first two Decans of Pisces.
Since he is and aspect of Chokmah, he is Specific Fire in the World of Primal Water. If we remember that Water represents the unconscious and emotional -consciousness, it is easily seen that the Knight of Cups is a personification of the Force which motivates the currents of the unconscious in a manner similar to the Sun's motivational force over the currents of the Ocean. That is the reasoning behind Crowley's insistence on calling the King's of traditional tarot, Knights. For Knights, are Battle Kings, who are active and motivated. Not some Royal Title, sitting on his royal rear end, demanding that other's act for him.
Often, the Phoenix or a stylized Peacock head-gear are used as an ancient symbol for Wisdom, which on the Tree of Life is Chokmah.
The legend of the Phoenix is that of a bird that died in flames every five hundred years, and then rose from its own ashes. Interestingly, in the art of Martin Muir, the Phoenix is shown as female.
The Peacock, shown on the bottom right of the Thoth card, also represents the Brilliance that is found in Water.
The Thoth Deck Knight of Cups is a personification of Bran the blessed that became the Christianized Fisher King, the ancient lord of the Abyss and/or the Rich Fisher Bron; Later, Lancelot, and Galahad. Implying ancient power and strength that is reliably protective of the needy and of womb. Here, the calm surface hides a deep and irresistible force, as does the unconscious hide deep emotions
When the Knight of Cups or King of Cauldrons is Thrown during a reading, it implies:
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