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King of Cups Meaning - Mother Tarot Minor Arcana Card

King of Cups | Mother Tarot Deck by Wren McMurdo Brignac

Emotion hits in waves, sometimes steady, sometimes calm, sometimes strong. Our hearts are sailboats riding the water, our minds and souls our captains, and our boat’s passengers are friends and family, all of whom are affected by the friction in your world to some degree.

The King of Cups is a mariner confronting strong emotional tides. It takes time to master sailing, but you get the hang of it. Do so for the health of your bodily boat and community.

Ripples grow and waves are motion. One cannot expand without emotion, just as a boat cannot sail without water and wind. Wild seas aren’t for the faint of heart, but it is part of being in charge. Experience knows that grief, disputes and setbacks lay in wait. What’s important is keeping one’s gang and self sound through storms, yielding to their power and understanding their limited timelines.

A leader feels deliberately, like a ship captain feels the deep.


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