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WTD Card of 2011: King of Cups

Me and the King of Cups from The Universal Waite deck and The Shadowscapes Tarot
Me and the King of Cups from The Universal Waite deck and The Shadowscapes Tarot

A few moments ago I pulled out my trusty Shadowscapes tarot and asked the cards: What is the spirit of Tarot for the next year? In return, I received the King of Cups.

King of Cups from the Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
King of Cups from the Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

As a Court Card, the King of Cups represents a very passionate thinker. He is old and wise and contains much knowledge. A slow thinker, he likes to choose his words carefully. He takes time to make sure things are phrased exactly as he wants it to be said.

As an answer to the question for this year, the King of Cups suggests that we combine both knowledge and heart (passion) together to form a solid and long lasting formation with Tarot. This year will be the year that, if you study hard, and really take the time to integrate the cards’ wisdom, that you go deep and learn to become the mirror that Tarot is.

And on a personal note, the King of Cups is one of the cards that is focused on in the current Lesson (number 6—almost halfway there!) that I’m working on for my Tarot School Correspondence Degree study.

What card did you draw today? How does that perspective reflect the upcoming year’s worth of Tarot spirit for you and the rest of the world? Have more insight into the King of Cups? Please post a comment, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

2 thoughts on “WTD Card of 2011: King of Cups”

  1. I asked my tarot cards the question, “What do I most need to learn right now?”
    I drew the 3 of wands. What I gathered from the book for this deck and online is that this card is about reaching for your dreams or visions. Challenging yourself to put yourself out there and take on roles that are unfamiliar to you. Perhaps, exploring areas that you have kept to yourself and accepting the challenges and work that go with developing those areas of yourself. An exciting period where you will be stretched and challenged and will achieve more than you ever thought possible. But not to forget that it all comes from a well laid foundation, and hard work and creative energy.
    It’s good to have the vision, but without a working foundation and development of the creative aspect it will only remain a vision. The vision can become the reality, if you go to those places in yourself and dare to build, change and develop those areas that are challenging and presenting themselves.

    1. Thank you for sharing your reading Char. This is a lovely reading and it’s been fun seeing you challenge yourself, writing more, and expanding your horizons. I look forward to seeing where your schooling and writing takes you!
      Thanks for stopping by,
      /innowen

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