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Queen of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Queen of Cups Keywords

UPRIGHT: compassionate | intuitive | sensitive | spiritual

REVERSED: unrealistic | moody | jealous

Queen of Cups Description

The Queen of Cups is depicted as a contemplative woman seated on a throne by the sea, holding a unique, closed golden cup with angel-shaped handles, indicating her deep connection to the inner realms of her subconscious and soul. Her throne is adorned with marine motifs like sea-nymphs, fish, and scallop shells, emphasizing her association with water and the unconscious mind, elements representing emotion, spirituality, and perception.

Surrounded by a serene, cloudless blue sky and calm sea, she embodies tranquility and emotional depth. Despite her proximity to the water, her feet rest on colorful pebbles, symbolizing her ability to remain grounded and not be overtaken by her emotions. This balance highlights her mastery over her feelings and intuition, reflecting her role as a figure of wisdom, empathy, and understanding in the Tarot.

NOTE: The tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider-Waite deck and Decoding The Cards

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The exercises this book are designed to challenge you to delve deeper into the meanings of each card, as well as consider your own personal experiences in relation to the traditional meanings.

Queen of Cups Upright

The Queen of Cups represents a person who is in tune with their feelings and who is emotional and intuitive. When this card appears in a reading, it is a sign to trust your gut and allow yourself to make decisions from the heart.

The Queen of Cups also signifies compassion and kindness toward others. Supportive and caring, the Queen embodies nurturing mother energy. She is well-grounded and can be comforting without taking on the emotions of those around her.

The Queen of Cups asks us to find the balance between our thoughts and feelings so that we can make wise choices without sacrificing our intuition or our sense of self-care in the process.

Queen of Cups Reversed

When the reversed Queen of Cups appears in a reading, it may be a sign of some “drama queen” antics or energy. Reversed, this Queen is emotionally manipulative and isn’t afraid of using tears to get what they want.

The Queen of Cups reversed can also indicate that you are doubting your feelings instead of trusting your instincts.

The reversed Queen of Cups warns to not let your emotions get the best of you and overtake your life — or, on the flip side, to not restrict your emotions and bottle up your feelings.

Finally, the Queen of Cups reversed can indicate you are getting wrapped up in other people’s emotional responses and can even point to co-dependent relationships.

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