While looking for cards to illustrate the cups suit for this post I found that images of our emotional, watery cast of characters were the most inspired, varied and imaginative. No surprise there as the arts are often associated with the Cups suit and artists would find a natural affinity with this watery element.
Robin Wood Tarot
The King of Cups loves a happy celebration so for this happy and kind man nothing other than a raised glass of champagne would be adequate. This King would most likely buy extremely rare vintages of champagne but it doesn’t take much schmoozing before he is popping a cork of something special for you.
Expect to cheers this King at a wedding reception, artist's grand opening or some other emotional or artistic gala, event or fundraiser.
The Queen of cups is a great match for Viognier. Semi dry with hints of melon and honey with a lingering finish, this wine and this woman love deep, complicated sensations. Grabbing you by your senses and seducing you down into a languid bed is truly Viognier and this lovely lady. Expect to take your time.
This wine lingers on the finish; not playful not "clean" but messy and erotic at times. This is the great Titania and I can see this Queen enjoying either a Viognier or a glass of mead from within her flowered bower, beckoning you in with languid eyes and a sly smile.
by Fredrick Burton
Real mean drink Riesling, or at least that is what you would hear from the Knight of Cups. Riesling can be both sweet, semi-dry or dry. Riesling is a white fruity wine that is very compatible with all kinds of foods, especially exotic foods like Asian, Ethiopian and all things spicy. This wine is also known for the wide variety of styles it can accomodate, like this Knight. He loves love and is truly a paramour that sees the beauty and possibility in all love relationships and lovers. Unlike Viognier, a Riesling has bright notes, a spirited wooing with a light finish this Knight and this wine leave you wanting some more. A Riesling full body massage? Yeah, this guy will try it!
The Page of Cups enjoys her very sweet honey, apricot-noted Muscat. Like the Queen, this is a complex but not overly structured wine unlike the Queen’s Vioginer. This is like honey on the tongue and like this page, it stays on your tongue and your mind for more than a minute. Not a wine easily forgotten, pure enjoyment and heady fragrance this Muscat will make an impression for sure.
Uncomplicated, sweet and blends well with so many others just like this playful, sensitive sweetling. Not for everyone and many people who dislike wine in general will love this one. Sing well enough, Troubadour and she might bring a glass to your table with a kiss for your efforts.
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M.S. in Organizational Psychology and Leadership