The Knight of Cups lives his life by one key principle - just do it. He picks up the phone and tells people how he feels, he doesn't shy away from emotional openness, and no matter what the outcome, his honesty makes him a happier person. When the Knight of Cups appears in a spread it suggests that it's time for action and it reminds the querent that they do have enough love inside of them to weather any storm. The card encourages us to see love as a strength, not a weakness. Love can make us feel weak but our capacity for it is what really counts. Be bold. Be adventurous. Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Another great message from the Knight is the reminder to always put yourself out there at social events and gatherings. If you're looking for a partner, don't tell yourself it can only be one very specific kind of person and no one else will do. Don't hold on to preconceptions - that leads to loneliness and selling people short. Don't look down on people or feel that they might alienate or reject you if you try to form a connection. Come out of your shell and see what happens.
The Knight is not just a man of action, however. He's also a thinker. And when it comes to matters of love, the card suggests taking the time to work certain things out. For our own peace of mind we should delve into our reasons for continuously choosing a certain type of person for a mate or why we're scared of committing until it's too late. Take a look at the romantic situation in your life. Have you been unable to find a love interest for quite some time? Ask yourself if you're looking in the wrong places or even if you're looking at all? Nothing in life is going to change if you're too scared to change something about yourself first. Keep attracting the same kind of guy? Wines and dines you, then leaves you hanging? How can you move on from this cycle?
Think outside the box when it comes to friendship and romance. If there's an olive branch to hand out, do it. If there's an insecurity about how people will perceive you, how about showing them who you really are and taking a chance? The Knight of Cups wears armour for a reason, and it's not to shut people out. It's to remind himself that whatever happens in matters of love, he has everything he needs to be able to pull through and carry on with life. He has self-respect, he has common decency and he has a lot of genuine love in his heart.