Herbal Tarot - Knight of Cups - Sarsaparilla

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Description: A cloaked knight is holding a cup. He has a crown of wings. There is a large sarsaparilla plant beside him. On the other side of him is a creek and a forest.

Significant Details: The crown symbolizes travel, especially flying. The cup symbolizes containing emotions. The stream symbolizes life forces. Sarsaparilla symbolizes cleansing the soul.

Keywords: Romantic, Imaginative, Sensitive, Refined, Introspective, Overemotional, Fanciful, Temperamental, Over-Refined, Introverted

Medicinal Uses: Sarsaparilla is a blood purifier and tonic, and is used for rheumatism, gout and chronic skin disease. In India it is used against syphilis. The variety from tropical America “contains the hormones testosterone, progesterone and cortin.” Culpeper’s Color Herbal.

My Interpretation: This is a good time to make travel plans, especially flights. You may encounter someone who is romantic, sensitive, and imaginateive. This may be a time for introspection. You may meet someone who is romantic and sensitie or overemotional and tempermental.

Thoughts/Points to Ponder: The Knight of Cups is the Fiery part of Water. On the Tree of Life the Knights are in the sixth sephira Tephareth, and are ruled by the Sun. Sarsaparilla is ruled by Mars.

This knight looks as if he's ready to "take flight" but the sarsaparilla is keeping him grounded.