We’ve returned to yoga poses in Margarete Petersen’s Father of Cups – he looks rather like a Buddha, in fact. He doesn’t look particularly watery, but I suppose he’s ‘going with the flow’ in his meditative pose! Plenty of blue surrounds him, though.
I can see, in the unmoving image, the idea of not working from the emotional base, yet being able to understand it and remaining detached. Spiritual; detached compassion. In other decks I often feel that the King of Cups doesn’t always look particularly comfortable, unlike the other Kings. Here, though, I can see this as being able to empathize but still remained detached – a quality every good therapeutic counsellor strives for.
Feelings ebb and flow -Compassion, understanding,
Margarete Petersen Tarot, AGM-URANIA, 2004