Short meaning: An attractive, sensitive man who has been hurt in the past and is able to empathise with others. With such qualities you’d be forgiven for thinking this man is in touch with his emotions when he is not. He talks about them knowledgably but avoids situations where he has to experience them directly. If this is not a man in your life, consider where pain from your past is stifling you.
In-depth meaning: This card refers to a warm and kind man who takes his responsibilities seriously. He understands the importance of emotion and can communicate good advice to the people that surround him. He is attractive and charming and everyone loves him. He is a little weak, though, and likely to shy away from dealing with tough situations.
He can communicate well and empathise because he’s loved, in the past, and lost. The King can give really good relationship advice and talks soundly about feeling, but he cannot apply it to his own life, or the way he handles his own relationships in which he usually fails. He does not like talking about his own emotions and so is not as reasonable, or understanding, in an actual relationship. This King has issues with trusting as a result of what has happened in the past, and so finds it difficult to allow himself to love again.
Notes on the image: The King has a jewel encrusted Cup on a gold topped table, he does not hold it. He can communicate about love and relationships but he will not allow himself to drink from the Cup of Love. He is young; this is to indicate an immature attitude to dealing with his own relationships. His crown bears the same jewels as the Cup to indicate his knowledge of love, but he is not relaxed in love and so sits rather tensely on his throne. There is a red carpet almost like a path to him to indicate that he is approachable. The curtain behind is half drawn to indicate that there is something lacking in his capabilities, regarding relationships.