The Judgment is the card of revelations, announcements, awakenings, rebirth, absolution and of course, judgments. It is also associated with the past and our past actions. The Knight of Cups is emotional, romantic, compassionate. He can be a helper, a messenger or a mediator. In his negative manifestation, he can be emotionally unstable, unfaithful, obsessive and manipulative. The combination of the Judgment and the Knight of Cups show a release of situations or people that keep us stuck.
To understand the elemental relationships between the cards, we should always take into account their actual meaning. The elements of the cards are Fire (Judgment) and Water (Knight of Cups). A combination that shows a battle between the two elements, as Fire and Water are enemies. The Knight of Cups represents a release and the cooling off of intense vibrations, but not before we pass through the fiery energy of the Judgment, which can be purifying, but also challenging.