Herbal Tarot - King of Cups - Saw Palmetto

Soaring Eagle

You can see the King cards here.

Description: A king is sitting upon a rock with one arm resting on a knee while holding a cup. The rock is surrounded by water, and a fish is poking out of the water. There is a saw palmetto shading the king.

Significant Details: The crown symbolizes authority. The cup symbolizes containing emotions or life forces. The waters symbolize life forces and emotions. The saw palmetto symbolizes male virtues. The fish symbolizes receiving messages.

Keywords: Wise, Calm, Diplomatic, Caring, Tolerant

Medicinal Uses: Native Americans used the saw palmetto as a digestive tonic and to improve male virility. Today, it is used for enlarged prostate and to treat impotence. It is soothing and expectorant and can be used for bronchitis and catarrh. American Nature Guides Herbs by Anna Kruger.

My Interpretation: This may be an emotional time for you. You may soon receive an important message. This is a good time to be calm and tolerant of others. You may need to be patient in any problems you encounter. You may meet someone (or already know someone) who is wise, diplomatic, caring and tolerant.

Thoughts/Points to Ponder: The King of Cups is the Airy part of Water. The Kings are in Chokmah, the second sephirah, on the Tree of Life and are ruled by the Zodiac.

The king is seated comfortably on the rock. Is he talking to the fish?