Artist: Anja Uhren
Sensitive, balanced, calm, compassionate, wise, in control
Artist’s Interpreation & Card Meaning
“It’s one of those cards that already has such nautical associations I didn’t really have to get that creative with him. Usually very composed, floating on his throne in a turbulent ocean holding his cup and scepter in both hands. The fish is a very important element for this card as well as the fact that it is so calm and composed which I tried to emphasize with the composition.”
The sea is dark and turbulent, but the King sits on his throne, unphased and unruffled. A fish amulet hangs from his neck, and another is carved on his marble throne. A full, large cup sits in his hand, a trident in the other. Despite the turbulence of the water around him, the water in his cup is still. The fish represents emotion, spirit and creativity, the amulet at his neck illustrating that he harnesses these and is in control of them, his trident is another symbol of his power.
The King of Cups is in complete control of his emotions, using them rather than letting them make his decisions for him. He can connect to them when necessary, giving him compassion and understanding of others, but remains calm in the face of any crisis.
Astrological Association & Element
Water / Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
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