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Knight of Cups Art and Meaning

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

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.

About the Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

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

Meaning of Knight of Cups from the Rider 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.