Knight of Cups Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
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DescriptionGraceful, 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
Arrival, approach--sometimes that of a messenger; advances, proposition, demeanour, invitation, incitement.
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
A visit from a friend, who will bring unexpected money to the Querent.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Arrival, Approach, Advance
Duplicity, Abuse of Confidence, Fraud, Cunning.