You can pull the cards I mention below from a Rider Waite Tarot Deck and it will work just fine without all the cards to find out about your guy. Even if you don’t know anything about tarot you can do this!
In Tarot, some minor arcana cards represent a person in your life that might pop up several times. These cards mark who they are and what they’re about. For instance, if my question was about family and my uncle was a major part of my life, he might be shown in the cards as the King of Cups and may show up every time I ask a question about family or about him in particular.
A card may appear reverse or upside down and change if they are upset or experiencing some type of emotional difficulty such as the King of Swords Reversed. But, typically the cards will only switch to three types of cards for one person unless they are really emotional then the cards will be all over the place.
My ex-boyfriend would always show up as the Knight of Cups or the King of Cups when things were well but when we were about to get into an argument he would either turn into the King of Cups Reversed or the King of Swords.
So, let’s find out what these cards really mean and how to identify their personalities.
In this article, I will discuss Cups, Swords and Pentacles on the levels of King, Knight and Page. They are cards in the Major Arcana that can also represent a male presence such as the Emperor, The Priest and occasionally the Justice card but I will stick to the minor Arcana. Yes, I know I left out the Wands. I didn’t want this article to be too long so I left those out.
The King of Cups is a sweetheart when he is upright. He is loving, kind, gently and good with children. His heart is open and is willing to share his world with the people around him. When a guy appears this way, he is a good person to their core. BUT its up to them if they want to express who they really are or not. If they suppress their emotions or refuse to show what they are really feeling they can quickly turn to the King of Cups Reversed and sometimes lash out or start petty arguments. The King of Cups Reversed may also play the blame game because he usually does not take responsibility of his own actions.
The Knight of Cups is fickle, too sensitive and moody despite his romantic exterior. The problem is he bounces back in forth quickly from loving to cold. It can be really confusing for his love partner who feels that his moodiness has something to do with them. The Knight of Cups Reversed is worse. This means he is self-absorb and tends to do things based on if it will benefit him in some way or another.
The Page of Cups can be immature OR playful (it depends what cards are next to it). He usually flirts and say sweet things that make your heart light up. He is not shy about expressing his feelings and it is very genuine. The Page of Cups Reversed can be brutal with his words some might say even verbally abusive. Instead of showing the best of himself, the Page of Cups Reversed shows his worst side.
The King of Swords is a thinker and analytical. He is very good decision maker and mainly because he puts aside his emotions to do what is right. However, when it comes to love, the King of Swords does not allow his emotions to be shared. He may choose to keep his real feelings to himself and if there is love in his heart he will choose to not express it until he feels it is practical. The King of Swords Reversed is controlling and sometimes will show up with the 5 of Wands which means defensive. Once the King of Swords is Reversed things must go his way and he will argue or fight to make it happen. Even if he doesn’t use brute force, he will choose in someway to manipulate the situation almost passive aggressively.
The Knight of Swords is a go-getter. Sometimes he rushes into things before making sure he gets all of the facts. The Knight of Swords also jumps to conclusions, a lot. If this card is next to the Knight of Cups then he is jumping to conclusions based off his insecurity. The Knight of Swords Reversed have anxiety issues and normally can’t “be still” to find the right path. Anxiety hurts his chances to have success in many areas not just in love. He may be indecisive and choose things that are seemingly safe versus the right thing to do.
Page of Swords fight the good fight and will go forward to do what needs to be done. This could be speaking up for himself or a lover. But unlike the Knight of Swords he thinks before leaping. The Page of Swords is good at writing thoughts out, whether it is through messages, college exams or a novel. The Page of Sword Reversed means he will miscommunicate his thoughts and have a hard time expressing what they really mean. He can also be a stalker and overly expressing his thoughts to try to be heard or accepted by the one he desires.
The King of Pentacles will do what he must do to support his family. He is usually good a managing money. I’ve also seen in my experience as a tarot reader, this guy as a supervisor, manager or own his own business. He is reliable in all aspects of life. He rarely is seen without a job or some type of business to bring income. The King of Pentacles Reversed is beaten by the loss of his money or financial stability. He is at his lowest due to losing something he has worked hard for. He might have low self-esteem and feels there is no use trying. He might choose any job over waiting to find something more suitable for his experience and skills.
The Knight of Pentacles is a truly committed person whether it is work, friends or lover. He brings good fortune with him and feels most comfortable in long-term relationships. The problem is that he can be too stubborn and be pessimistic about his view of the world. He’s a hard worker and will see what ever task he is given to the end. The Knight of Pentacles Reversed is not interested in a committed relationship at all. He may choose to walk away from a relationship due to having enough and feels it is no longer working in his favor.
Page of Pentacles is looking for what is shinny and new. He may desire a trophy girl or wife that looks good over someone who has a great personality. He looks for physical aspects of a woman as far as nice clothes, great makeup and what he feels is a sexy body. The Page of Pentacles may also look for someone that he thinks have value such as a woman that makes good money. Watch out for this guy because he may see you as his possession and not an equal partner. The Page of Pentacles Reversed may not see his own worth in life. He may lose sight of his goals and become lazy not feeling as though he has to contribute to the relationship or his financial status.