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On Vox: The Queen Of Cups

The Queen of Cups Tarot card depicts a mature woman of fair-complexion and golden hair who holds a lidded cup. She is described as a model of a loving virtue, one who is purer of heart than most, a loving mother and a loyal friend. The inverted card may warn the querent of a false lover or a deceitful friend or companion who pretends to be of a pure heart but is treacherous and manipulative.

The Queen of Cups is the Queen of the realm of emotions. She is a beautiful, introspective woman who sits on a throne in the midst of the sea. In her hands she cradles a beautiful cup with handles shaped like angels. The cup is closed, an indication that the thoughts of the Queen originate from the unconscious, from the depths of her own soul. The throne upon which she sits is decorated with images of sea-nymphs, fish, and scallop shells. The sea and fish are symbols of the unconscious mind and water in general represents emotion, spirit, and feeling.


Meanings:
A woman who has more feeling and imagination than common sense.

She is a good wife and loving mother. She is poetic and dreamy. A maternal female. An emotionally secure situation.The Queen of Cups is an adored woman. She is admired for her fairness and honesty. She is warm-hearted and a good friend.

The Queen of Cups indicates a welling up of feelings that may have been hidden or unacknowledged for some time. On the other hand, this card may indicate an overflow of emotion and sentimentality that could be the source of trouble.

Empathy. You need to empathize with human frailty, yours included. Think with your heart, not your head.Be aware of getting too close. Hug someone you care about.

The personality of the Queen of Cups combines the positive water energy of the Cups suit with the inward focus of a Queen. Compassion is her watchword. Her reactions to the world are guided by her feelings. In all matters, she lets her heart lead the way. She senses emotional currents and knows what others are experiencing without having to ask. She understands moods and their influence. She trusts her intuition and so is more open to knowledge that comes from within herself and beyond.

She is often like a mirror, reflecting the hidden depths of others back to them, so they can see their own mysteries for themselves.She is often moved by the beauty and tragedy of life.

In readings, she asks you to think and feel as she does. For example: Are you aware of the emotional climate? Are you feeling loving? Do you trust your heart? Have you received an intuitive message? Have you been moved by another's pain?

When she appears in reference to an aspect of your personality, the Queen of Cups should be taken as a suggestion to think carefully about how you use the vast stores of spiritual wisdom you have access to all the time. She can be a sign that you should use you intuition to guide you - or she can be a warning that you are thinking too much with your heart and not with your head. This can cause your dreams to grow out of control... and out of reach. Like all of the Cups court cards, the Queen encourages a moderate approach to intuition and wisdom. The heart may see farther, but sometimes you will have to look at things with your eyes. 

The suit of Cups represents love and emotions. Seeing her means you will probably deal with issues concerning these matters in the near future. The Queen of Cups is a nurturing personality. She genuinely cares about the well-being of other people. She could be a mother, or a mother figure. The Queen gives freely to others. She is creative, and highly intuitive. You may be called upon to help, or care for, another. You will be glad to help, but make sure you take care of yourself as well. You should pay close attention to your inner voice.

This card emphasizes the need to open up and allow true feelings to show. Although there may be those who do not understand, there should be commitment and sharing with those who do. It speaks of emotional balance. Both lust and love are necessary. However, they should be balanced, the instinct in harmony with the transcendent.

Trust your intuition.


Originally posted on patty.vox.com