The Knight of Cups ~ The Crucible of Desire
Tarot Tuesday! The card for the week is the Knight of Cups, representing: Emotions, desire, imagination, wishes and transformation. Like all knights of the Tarot, the Knight of Cups is a seeker and adventurer. His realm is water, here representing emotions, feelings and sexual desire. He is on a quest to fulfill his deepest longings.
Passion is this knight’s calling card. Passion, like desire, can be a tricky animal. On one hand it’s a powerful creative force that opens new doors of possibility. On the other, it can be all-consuming, unleashing primal energy that may be overwhelming. The Knight of Cups is learning to master these deeper energies.
If the Knight of Cups has come your way, it is a time to make friends with your sexual needs and your passions. To live them out with awareness. You’re sure to discover much about yourself! This knight also hints at transformation. By being willing to go into the crucible of your desires, you will be liberated to live a more authentic life, freed from the secrets and shadows that hide and bide us in our unconscious reality.
I created this knight with the archetype of Lancelot, from the Arthurian legends, in mind. Lancelot, a true Knight of Hearts, fell in love with King Arthur’s bride, Guinevere, but used his desire to destructive ends. He is a reminder that deception, even in the name of love, never wins. Ultimately he became a crusader of Holy Grail, representing eternal love, a love that is only found within.
Wishing you a passionate week!