The King of Cups card suggests that my power today lies in emotional availability. I inspire, protect and nurture with reliable compassion, respect, and affection. I am a master in the art and am secure enough in my role to connect to, express and pursue my hearts desire while defending the greater good of those who rely on me. I am empowered by consistency and patience while trust is my gift or Holy Grail.
The King of Cups will be making an appearance in your Tarot reading when the need to dissipate the drama is peaking in your daily activities.
He sits on a shell-shaped stone throne, this King with a crown and a cup in one hand. Many Tarot decks depict him holding his royal seal in the other. The unique thing about his repose is that his throne is adrift on a stormy sea. Wild waves and currents toss about the throne but he is as composed as if it were the mildest sailing weather of the season.
This card has an aura of calmness about it. The King and his throne will survive the riotous seas. Cups in the Tarot deck are the suit representing emotions. To be holding his cup so steadily is a sign of controlling one's emotions. A king's official seal is a gold stamp that is embedded into wax in the private correspondence of royalty. To be holding this while resting on his throne means that it is business as usual despite tension in his world.