Self-Care with King of Cups

Welcome to Self-Care with tarot! Each week we will go over one tarot card and explore how it can be used to inspire a self-care activity for the week. This week is the King of Cups.


Introduction and Meaning of the Card

SC-c14-01If you haven’t already, you can explore the basic meaning of this card here, from my Exploring Tarot series, and you can explore the emotional meaning here, from my Emotional Tarot series.

With that said, in the context of self-care, I take this card to mean there is a need to practice caring diplomacy.


My Suggested Self-Care Activity for the Week

Based on the meaning of this card, the activity I would suggest to try doing each day until next Wednesday is to remain aware that there is a healthy balance between your emotional needs and those of others. Try to approach this with the idea that love is a mutual meeting of these needs. A need itself is not negotiable, but how and when it is met can be negotiated between you and someone else.

Take hunger for example. The need to eat is undeniable, but what, where, when, and with whom you eat can be discussed.


Do You have any Self-Care Activity Ideas to Suggest?

Based on the theme of this card, do you have any additional ideas for self-care activities to suggest? I would love to hear them in the comments below!


~ Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (Illustrator and Author) © 2009
~ Credit for 3D model and assets used in this rendered image can be found here.

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