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King of Cups
by OakDragon

Card Meaning
Artistic Media
Artist's Bio


This card depicts a child's loving drawing of their father, the King of Cups. In it we see the King's dresser with a camera, an advice book the King wrote, a pen, a trophy from his children, and a plaque with a toy mechanical lawnmower on it alluding to his beard. In the dresser's mirror, we see his bed with a tulip motif on the bedspread, a hat hanging on the bedpost and a photo of the King on the far wall.


The trophy and the drawing itself allude to the fact that he is well-loved and appreciated. The plaque represents his tolerance for the opinions of others. The grey beard and his book represent his wisdom. The camera and represents his creativity. The book represents his copious but helpful bits of advice. The pen represents a desire for achievement. The tulips on the bedspread represent his emotional side. The keys represent responsibility. The colorful shirt the King is wearing represents a unique perspective. The adventurous-looking hat represents a desire to find his own path. The perfection of the photo in relation to the rest of the drawing symbolizes the way he is idolized by those close to him. The fact that the King is represented only by a photo, and not the King himself, shows that his actions and his work which provides for his family can be more representative of his filial dedication than can outward affection.

Card Meaning

This King of Cups represents someone who is fair, accomplished, responsible, independent, caring, creative, wise, understanding, and who is a tolerant listener and patient advisor. His advice can be overwhelming and even manipulative at times, but it is well-meant.

Artistic Media

The card is a colored pencil drawing with an added photograph.

Artist's Bio

OakDragon is 31 years old and lives in Jacksonville, Florida. His hobbies include, computers, linguistics, writing, music, and of course, tarot. Go back to the project index, read the traditional card meaning, or get a free tarot reading with this deck.

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