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Knight of Cups Art and Meaning Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Designation

Knight of Cups

About the Deck

Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Tags

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

Description

Graceful, but not warlike; riding quietly, wearing a winged helmet, referring to those higher graces of the imagination which sometimes characterize this card. He too is a dreamer, but the images of the side of sense haunt him in his vision.

Meaning of Knight of Cups from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

Arrival, approach--sometimes that of a messenger; advances, proposition, demeanour, invitation, incitement.

Reversed

Trickery, artifice, subtlety, 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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