King of Cups Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck
About the Deck"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.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionHe holds a short scepter in his left hand and a cup in his right. His throne is set upon the sea. On one side a ship sails, and on the other a fish leaps.
Meaning of King of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck
Man of fair appearance; man of business, law, or divinity; responsible man, amenable to helping the Querent; also fairness, art and science, including those who profess science, law and art; creative intelligence.
Dishonest, double-dealing man; mischief, demands of payment, injustice, vice, scandal, pillage, considerable loss.
According to Many Schools of Thought
A fair man. A friend. A barrister, judge, or ecclesiastic. A bachelor.
Beware of ill-will on the part of a man of position, and of hypocrisy pretending to help.
Reunion. Prosperity. Fidelity. Endurance.
A fair Man, Goodness, Kindness, Liberality, Generosity
A Man of good position, but shifty in his Dealings, Distrust, Doubt, Suspicion.
Fair man of generous disposition
a disappointing person.
a man high in station for a husband; a wealthy man will give the bride away, and will likewise furnish the marriage portion. The bridegroom will attain to high honors. On Christmas-day the person will obtain the consent of his or her beloved.