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Knight of Cups Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Knight of Cups

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

cups-12, knight-of-cups, knight, cups

Description

A graceful but not warlike figure rides quietly. He wears a winged helmet to symbolize the imagination. He is a dreamer, and the images of sensory things haunt him in his vision.

Meaning of Knight of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Arrival, approach—sometimes that of a messenger; advances, proposition, demeanor, invitation, temptation.

Reversed

Trickery, deception, cunning, swindling, duplicity, fraud.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Young, fair man. A friend. The lover or the loved one.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

A visit from a friend, who will bring unexpected money to the Querent.

Reversed

Irregularity.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Arrival, Approach, Advance

Reversed

Duplicity, Abuse of Confidence, Fraud, Cunning.

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