The King of Cups is the card of wisdom, diplomacy, balance, devotion, and counseling. The king sits on his throne, holding a scepter in one hand and a large cup in the other. He is looking out into the world with confidence and maturity. He is balanced in his approach. He loves deeply, but is also able to know when something is no longer serving him. When it comes to those he loves, he is extremely devoted.
The King of Cups reminds us that in mature love, we always find a good balance between the head and the heart. The pinnacle of love is not in the early stages of infatuation, but is in the steadiness of a loyal devotion that only grows stronger with time. As you continue to emotionally mature, you will grow closer and closer to becoming the King of Cups and all he represents.
If you are asking a yes or no question, and you draw the King of Cups, it indicates a yes. You are filled with wisdom. Balance reigns over your life and this is the right time to move things forward. You stand tall with confidence and high emotional maturity — able to approach all things with balance. You aren’t afraid to speak your mind and you know how to cut off the things that are no longer serving their purpose for you.
For love questions where you want a yes or no answer, the King of Cups indicates yes. You are a mature person who knows that love isn’t something that’s always exciting. You appreciate the loyalty of people and know that with time, things are only gonna get better. Your maturity is something that will attract people, but you are wise enough to also figure out which ones will serve you the best.
For career questions where you are looking for a yes or no, the King of Cups indicates yes. Your strong personality is highly valued in the workplace. You are quick to cut off the parts of the team that aren’t serving their purpose, something that your workplace is highly grateful for. You’re sure to attract professional success if you keep up your performance.
For new and potential relationships, the King of Cups is a yes. You attract tons of positive energy. Your potential partner is feeling very devoted to you and is determined to serve their purpose to you. You understand that they make mistakes and wholly accept them, something that makes them want to strive to be even better.
For existing relationships, the King of Cups is a yes. This person is determined to make things work, just as you are. Your relationship is built on such a strong foundation. You’ve both seen each other and your best and worst, yet even still, you both love each other deeply. You are able to speak about your feelings freely and neither of you feels as though there are barriers that separate the two of you.
If you are asking about reconciliation with an ex, the King of Cups is a no. Your ex is definitely thinking about reconciliation with you as you are someone that they hold in high regard. They still believe that you were the best thing to happen to them and they want to reach out to you once again. However, your wisdom allows you to prevent that from happening as you broke things off with them for a reason. You are smart enough not to return to someone who no longer serves you.
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If you are asking a yes or no question, and you draw the King of Cups reversed, it indicates a no. This card indicates a lack of consistency in your words and actions. There are things that you’ve been doing just for your own gain and the universe thinks that it is time for karma to come back and bite you. And while this card also symbolizes extreme smarts and cunningness, it’s important to remember that you must respect another individual’s emotions.
For love questions where you want a yes or no answer, the King of Cups reversed indicates a no. You seem to have a history of manipulation and selfishness. You disregard another person’s feelings if it means that you can gain something from them, a trait that isn’t very healthy to possess, especially if you want to enter a loving relationship. You lack enough emotional maturity to be able to fully connect with another person.
For career questions where you are looking for a yes or no, the King of Cups reversed indicates a no. While you may be a hardworking person, you also have the tendency to quit working when you don’t see the point of what you’re doing. Your coworkers feel a drastic change in the effort you put in at work, and it is affecting the growth of your professional career. You need to work on your laziness if you want to find success.
For new and potential relationships, the King of Cups reversed is a no. Though you are very emotionally intelligent, you don’t seem to be putting that to good use. In fact, you use your wisdom in order to get what you want. You don’t see the need in putting in effort for another person and you’re perfectly content with letting them run the show, so long as it means you get what you want. You are currently unable to lay down the foundation of a healthy relationship.
For existing relationships, the King of Cups reversed is a no. It’s highly possible that you may be emotionally abusive to your partner. Another issue with that, besides being manipulative and damaging for them, is that you are doing this with full ill intent. You want your partner to have to come at your beck and call — you want them doing everything for you because you don’t understand why you need to put in effort when they’re willing to do enough for the both of you.
If you are asking about reconciliation with an ex, the King of Cups reversed is a no. Your ex knows that you are still hung up over them and are already trying to find ways in which they can use you. They will reach out to you, but you must take caution and remember what they did to you. They will bring wholesome words with them, but will never act upon them so don’t fall for their act. You deserve someone who truly cares about you.
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For relationships and feelings, the King of Cups represents emotional maturity and devotion. The King of Cups is the pinnacle of the suit of cups, which rules over emotions. His steadfast nature paired with his compassion makes him the ultimate symbol of how to treat others to cultivate deep love and loyalty. This card is a reminder that we can get to a place where we have a deep understanding of our emotions without being beholden to their every whim.
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