The Knight of Cups is tied very closely with Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth. This card also has strong ties to the Scorpio astrological sign, symbolizing transformation and renewal. The Cups suit would point towards an emotional journey- a new relationship, a new friendship, a new creative project.
The Knight of Cups shows a Knight, astride a white horse, a symbol of purity. He is adorned in heavy armor with red fish, symbolic of water, awareness and creativity. It is much like the Page of Cups who had a cup with a fish in it. The Knight is holding a cup aloft, as if offering it to some unseen presence.
Upright- Romantic proposals, charming, mediator
The Knight of Cups is known for his charm and compassion. He is very in touch with his emotions and has a certain feminine quality about him. The Knight of Cups can be a symbol to follow your heart, even against all reason at times. You will soon be visited by inspiration for a new undertaking and you must act on it. This may appear as a romantic partner who is in love with the idea of love and goes out of their way to wear their heart on their sleeve. The Knights of each suit are on a different mission, The Knight of Cup’s mission is for peace and harmony through love and creative expression.
Reversed- Disappointment, tantrums, moodiness
When the Knight of Cups is reversed, he takes on the appearance of passive aggression. Upright, he has a great control over his emotions and reversed he can represent emotions that are bubbling over. Things may seem overwhelming in your romantic life. In this time, beware of anyone that seems to overpromise or may seem a bit too good to be true. This card can also mean that you’re becoming overwhelmed with other’s burdens in your career, in friendships, all around.
**In a yes/no reading, The Knight of Cups is a yes.