is aware of moods and feelings is prone to mood swings helps others open up can be petulant and sulky responds deeply to life gels melancholy and depressed understands the pains of others broods excessively is tactful and diplomatic takes offense easily
Refined Over-refined appreciates beauty in all forms leaves dirty work to others seeks the finest can't face unpleasantness creates a pleasing environment lacks robust good health understands subtlety emphasizes style over substance is suave and gracious gets overwhelmed by pressure
Introspective Introverted values the inner life focuses inward to excess tries to understand why avoids active participation questions motivations is driven to self-examination seeks self-improvement exaggerates personal failings sees below the surface can't relax around others
The Knight 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 Knight of Cups/King of Swords, go to [ King-Knight ] and [ Cups-Swords ]
[ King-Knight ] [ Queen-Knight ] [ Knight-Knight ] [ Knight-Page ] [ Cups-Wands ] [ Cups-Cups ] [ Cups-Swords ] [ Cups-Pentacles ]
On the positive side, the Knight of Cups is a sensitive soul. He is a poet - a lover of all things romantic and refined. He uses his imagination in wondrous ways and taps the deepest levels of emotion. He knows how to create beauty and share it with others. On the negative side, this Knight is prone to flights of fancy and illusion. His melodramatic moods are legendary, and his emotions often get the better of him. He's too temperamental and takes offense easily. He can't stand unpleasantness and will always let others deal with it.
In readings, a Knight of Cups shows that his sensitive style is involved in the situation as an aspect of you, someone else or the atmosphere in general. You need to ask yourself, "Is this Knight's energy helping or hurting?"
If his style is evident, then balance is needed. Are your feelings appropriate or excessive? Are your daydreams unrealistic? Is someone's moodiness driving you crazy? Is your home life ruled by emotion rather than common sense? It may be time for a change.
If this Knight's energy is missing, a dose of poetry may be called for. Are you too restrained? Express your feelings. Do you always make the most practical choice? Go for the extravagant one instead. Do you avoid introspection? Take some time to look within and think about your life. Let the Knight of Cups introduce you to his world of romance and beauty.
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The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.