The Daily Draw: Knight of Cups, Reversed

Is This Appropriate?

Knight of Cups ReversedKnights are people of action, inspired by their own abilities to charge off and test their skill, often before completely thinking through the implications. In other words, the knights can be a bit self-absorbed, so caught up in the action of the energy their suit represents that they can forget that those actions impact the people around them.  Don’t get me wrong—knights often have good intentions. That’s not the issue. It’s more a matter of experience and self-awareness.

Let’s take the Knight of Cups, since that’s the one that came up today. The cups are the suit of the emotions, intuition, love and romance.  So what could the harm be in rushing in to share all that energy with the world? For one thing, the world might not be in the humour for it. There are people in the world who would like it to be Valentine’s Day every day, there are people in the world who just about manage to struggle through once a year, for one reason or another, and then there are all kinds of people in between. This isn’t necessarily a good thing or a bad thing, it is just a thing.

Some people can’t help but skip around full of the joys and some people have a hard outer shell that covers a soft center, or soft-ish, in spots anyway.  In the abstract you might think those people would complement each other, and in some cases they might. But in other cases it could be like pairing Spongebob Sqarepants with Clint Eastwood – it wouldn’t really work, and things would turn ugly quickly enough. (We can assume Spongebob is the knight of Cups in this scenario).

As another example, those of us honing our intuitive skills can become quite excited by any personal breakthroughs we might have, and can’t wait to share any new and/or improved abilities with friends and family. However, those people might not be quite as delighted as you that you can now read auras, for example, or know what they are feeling the moment they do. Some of them might actually find this a tad annoying, perhaps even voyeuristic and think, “here’s one more blow to my privacy”.

I’m not asking you to be anything other than yourself, of course not. I’m just asking you to consider the people around you who also have feelings, even if they don’t seem to be as vibrantly colored as yours. It’s all relative.

Whether a knight is upside down or right side, before you go charging in you want to ask yourself if using this energy is going to be helpful or appropriate for a given situation or relationship. Or perhaps whether, in this situation, less is more and what is “normal” to you is way, way too much for the other person.

Published by David Cady

Reiki Master, Rahanni practitioner, musician, writer, free thinker, family man, not necessarily in that order.

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