King of Cups
The King of Cups shows the influence of an emotionally balanced authoritative figure. The King knows exactly what he wants and how to get there because he has managed to find a balance between his logic and his desires. That is why he’s floating in the open sea, without fear of getting lost or drowning. He is calm because he knows how to return to the shore safely. The King reminds us that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. This Card also shows us that there is someone who is coming who will be able to give you precisely what you need, which is understanding, affection, trust, and support.
King of Cups (Reversed)
When the King of Cups is Reversed, you could be losing balance. Losing control over your emotions may be hindering your happiness. The King understands that all energy can become potentially dangerous when allowed to get out of control. Your environment is full of bad energy, manipulation, gossip, and betrayal. This King of Cup’s personality changes considerably when he Reverses. He either falls from his throne or it capsizes. One way or another, this King has lost his emotional discipline. He looks like he may like to drink alone, and might even fall asleep on his throne at times, too lazy or drunk to get up. Changes need to be made.