can balance the needs of many people keeps everyone working together happily can diffuse a tense situation achieves goals through subtle influence says just the right word at the right time
Caring responds to emotional needs is a natural healer and therapist takes action to help those in need feels compassion for the less fortunate does volunteer and charity work
Tolerant has open and broad-minded views accepts the limitations of others is comfortable with all types of people allows others their freedom is patient in trying circumstances
The King of Cups can form a pair with any other court card. Compare the ranks and suits of the two cards to see what such a pair might mean.
Example: for the King of Cups/Knight of Pentacles, go to [ King-Knight ] and [ Cups-Pentacles ]
[ King-King ] [ King-Queen ] [ King-Knight ] [ King-Page ] [ Cups-Wands ] [ Cups-Cups ] [ Cups-Swords ] [ Cups-Pentacles ]
The personality of the King of Cups is a combination of the positive water energy of the Cups suit and the active, outward focus of a King. He is wise and understanding, with a deep knowledge of the world that comes from the heart. He is a teacher and way-shower who guides his students with loving attention. He cares about others sincerely and always responds to their needs with compassion. He heals with a gentle touch and a quiet word. He is calm and relaxed in all situations, seeming to know intuitively what is called for at any moment. Others turn to him for advice because they know he will listen attentively. There is always a peacefulness around him that others respond to. He is tolerant of all points of view and shows patience in the most trying circumstances. He gives others freedom to grow and develop in their own ways without asking anything in return.
In readings, the King of Cups asks you to take the kinds of actions he might take. For example: responding calmly in a crisis, using diplomacy rather than force, reaching out to help, or accepting a different point of view. This King can also represent a man or woman who acts as he does, or an atmosphere of caring, tolerance and understanding. In a reading, he tells you that his special energy has meaning for you at this time. Let yourself be inspired by this King in whatever form he appears in your life.
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