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Son of Cups :: Wild Unknown Tarot
Creator’s keywords: peaceful, introspective
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The Son of Cups (often called the Knight in other decks) still has some of the child-like innocence of the daughter, but brings new levels of complexity. While the Daughter of Cups seemed to be in stable water, the lines in the background of this card are slanted. He inhabits a more varied, multi-dimensioned emotional sphere.
The Daughter faced us head on, while the son is gazing to the right. Instead of a rainbow of color in the water, the son has a rainbow of color coming forth from his cup. He’s a little more reserved with his emotions than the daughter. He holds them closer so that he can examine and understand them. He still sees the poetry in life. He is still drawn to self-reflection and beauty. But he can also be prone to dark moods and hurt feelings.
I typically view the Knights as embodying paradoxes, flip sides of a coin. In this vein, the Son of Cups is introspective, but that can turn into being self-indulgent. He is poetic, but that can turn into being sappy. He is intuitive, but that can turn into ignoring logic. Essentially, the Son of Cups is still learning to handle the spectrum of his internal world.
In a reading, this card can ask you approach a situation with sensitivity, imagination and compassion. This card can also call you to examine your deeper feelings and motivations. Is the emotional energy at work within you healthy? Or is it bubbling wildly? The Son of Cups offers you the chance to hone your skills in navigating your emotional landscape.