King of Cups

Upright:  Good advice, creativity, wisdom, reliability, tolerant
Reversed:  Lousy advice, unproductive, unreliable, intolerant

The King of Cups in Tarot stands for wisdom, calm, diplomacy, caring, and tolerance. The King of Cups meaning in a Tarot reading is a combination of the positive water energy of the Cups suit and the outward focus of a king. His knowledge of the world comes from his heart. Wise and understanding, he guides his students lovingly. In all situations, he is calm and relaxed, and he knows intuitively what is required at any given moment.