Tag Archives: King of Cups

What Does The Deck Say? November 30 2015

The Fey Tarot is the work of Mara Aghem. While the card names mostly track conventional tarot naming, the scenes differ from Pamela Coleman Smith’s renditions. Not all minors display the full pip count of their number. Rather, the scenes are meant to evoke the intuition of the reader rather than depend on long lists of regurgitated meanings.

Today’s cards: The Sun, 10 of Pentacles, & King of Chalices. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? November 30 2015

What Does The Deck Say? July 20 2015

The Fey Tarot is the work of Mara Aghem. While the card names mostly track conventional tarot naming, the scenes differ from Pamela Coleman Smith’s renditions. Not all minors display the full pip count of their number. Rather, the scenes are meant to evoke the intuition of the reader rather than depend on long lists of regurgitated meanings.

Today’s cards: Death, Knave of Chalices, & King of Chalices. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? July 20 2015

What Does The Deck Say? April 23 2015

The Sweeney Tarot was designed to read with reversals. Having the expected 78 cards, one could use any system of meanings with it. However Lee Bradford has put deep thought into the meanings of the Sweeney Tarot, making sure it is approachable by all and without occult or religious concerns that would restrict its audience or use.

Today’s cards: 2 of Wandsrv, King of Cups, & 2 of Cups. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? April 23 2015

What Does The Deck Say? February 12 2015

The Sweeney Tarot was designed to read with reversals. Having the expected 78 cards, one could use any system of meanings with it. However Lee Bradford has put deep thought into the meanings of the Sweeney Tarot, making sure it is approachable by all and without occult or religious concerns that would restrict its audience or use.

Today’s cards: King of Cupsrv, 10 of Wandsrv, & 9 of Cupsrv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? February 12 2015

What Does The Deck Say? October 01 2014

The Legacy of the Divine’s meanings are a reconciliation between Waite and Crowley. While purists of either system will be howling at the mingling of meanings and symbolism, the deck stands for itself and Leisa ReFalo’s meanings have proven themselves over the years.

Today’s cards: 3 of Wands, King of Cupsrv, & 7 of Coinsrv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 01 2014

King of Cups

A seated king and his throne dominates this card. The throne is squarely facing the viewer but the man has turned himself and his attention slightly to the viewer’s right. He wears a cap of maintenance under his adorned crown. An amulet in the shape of a fish hangs from his neck and lies over an rich cloak that spills over the left side of the throne. In his left hand is a short scepter. In his right hand is a large formal chalice. Water flows around the dais emphasizing the nature of the suit. Behind the throne, on the viewer’s left is a dolphin. (Really, it’s a dolphin.) Behind on the viewer’s right is a ship with full sails. The sky above is cloudless. Continue reading King of Cups