He holds a short sceptre in his left hand and a great cup in his right; his throne is set upon the sea; on one side a ship is riding and on the other a dolphin is leaping. The implicit is that the Sign of the Cup naturally refers to water, which appears in all the court cards.
Divinatory Meanings / Magical Uses
- Fair man
- Man of business
- Law or divinity
- Disposed to oblige the Querent
- Equity, art, and science, including those who profess science, law, and art
- Creative intelligence
- Dishonest, double-dealing man
- Considerable loss
“The Pictorial Key to the Tarot” by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.