The Lord of the Waves and the Waters King of the Hosts of the

"A beautiful youthful winged warrior, with flying hair, riding upon a white horse, which latter is not winged. His general equipment is similar to that of the Knight of Wands, but upon his helmet cuirass and buskins is a peacock with opened wings. He holds a cup in his hand, bearing the sigil of the scale. Beneath his horses' feet is the sea. From the cup issues a crab.

"Graceful, poetic, Venusian, indolent, but enthusiastic if roused. Ill-dignified, he is sensual, idle, and untruthful. He rules the heavens from above 20 degrees of Aquarius to 20 degrees Pisces including the greater part of Pegasus.

"Fire of Water. King of Undines and of Nymphs."

The King of Cups represents the Yod-Fire Force of the Name in the suit of elemental Water. He is therefore the most active and aggressive of the Royal Water cards. Like a sudden rain storm or flash flood, he is swift but not enduring. Water symbolizes the subconscious realm of the human mind, and the King of Cups refers to that creative spark which ignites and gives birth to unconscious images. He has the qualities of Venus; sensitivity, attraction and grace. He also possesses an air of innocence like that of the Quest

King Water Tarot

knight Parsifal. Quick and enthusiastic, but only for a short length of time. On the minus side, he can be cursory and shallow.

The King is shown wearing blue armour and having enormous orange wings. He has fair hair and warm blue eyes. His personal symbol is the peacock which adorns his crown and armour, alluding to the iridescence of swiftly moving water. In the cup he holds on high is a crab, the symbol of Cancer, the cardinal sign of Water. The horse here depicted is long and graceful compared to the war horse of the King of Wands. This steed seems feminine; able to prance lightly across the great sea without disturbing a single drop of water. Fish, the physical representation of the undines or water spirits, leap at the hooves of the steed. The background color is violet, created from the mixture of red and blue, the colors of (Yod) Fire and elemental Water.

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