The King of Cups is a Minor Arcana, or Lesser Arcana, Tarot card which reflects that it is a time for balance, judgment, and actions. The best results in difficult times will be found by embracing diplomacy and wisdom rather than trying to force or push things through. It is time to use one's intelligence while showing sincerity and compassion for the other person. By being sincere and having patience you will accomplish your objectives even in the most trying of circumstances.
One should not mistake the King's kindness as a sign of weakness. The card represents someone who can become very emotional and easily angered if crossed. Traditional values such as honesty and respect are expected, and anything less will not be tolerated. The words spoken will be based upon truth and he will simply demand the same in return. He is there to lend a helping hand, be it at work or in love, and one should not hesitate to ask for help if it is needed.
When you receive the King of Cups Tarot card in a reading, see it as being very positive on several different fronts. Regarding health, the card represents good health or improving health (and without good health everything else in life becomes much less important). In the area of work, the card represents opportunities and success. The efforts made are noticed by others and future advancement is more than likely. Finances will become more stable and secure. Your judgment and decisions will be sound and produce positive results. This is the time to make decisions instead of avoiding difficult choices. Regarding love, the card represents true love where relationships will become lasting and stable. This is the time to embrace the emotions in your heart and to declare love for another.
In the reverse position, the King of Cups Tarot card tells you to be alert on how others treat you. There will be times of manipulation and deception. Others will have their own agenda at hand instead of the greater good. It will be difficult to compromise with others as they will be set in their ways. It is best to avoid important decisions at this time as others do not have your best interests at heart.