King of Cups

Yuletide, Kwanzaa: – Dec 26th This card shows us how to express nurturance, to attend to our families and to express the protective energy within us towards others.

I drew the King of Cups.

This King has his roots in artistic expression – being a barde – and creativity. But as a King his duty is to serve others. He has channelled his creativity into the service of others and thereby has mastered his need for self-expression and his own feelings. He is tolerant, compassionate, sensitive and jovial, and makes an excellent therapist, teacher or doctor.

So to be caring for and protective of others means to be mature enough to know one’s own desires, needs and wishes, but to let this self-knowledge and insight into the human nature be beneficial for those that it is one’s responsibility to care for. That be children, family, spouse, clients, patiens, pupils or disciples – and simply anyone else who happens to be crossing one’s way.

A challenge for him is to maintain and nurture his own creativity and connection with feelings, dreams and the unconscious, symbolised by the water and the animals surrounding him.

Be kind, wise, tolerant, and mature is what he is telling me.

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