How well do you know the tarot Queen of Cups card? By the time you finish reading this quick post, you may have a better sense of who she is, the energy she brings, and how she may add depth to your tarot readings.
This post is part of the tarot card of the week series using the Noblet Tarot de Marseille.
The Queen of Cups is seated without moving. This suggests a receptive and focused personality. Her mouth is closed and eyes open. Perhaps her first mode of communication is non-verbal or even psychic. Her blonde hair flows freely suggesting readily available creative power.
The Queen’s wand is held in her left hand and rests on her left shoulder, supporting the idea of a strongly intuitive, right-brained nature. Her cup, the symbol of her house is supported firmly in her right hand. She wears a crown showing that she is of royal station and is worthy of the respect due her position.She is looking at the cup and in so doing consciously directing her attention and intuition to the affairs of heart, soul and spirit. The cup is sealed and capped by a ring. What she offers is from a full supply that is abundant, rare and beautiful.
In this spread 4 out of the 5 cards drawn are majors. This should immediately warn us not to underestimate this Queen of Cups! Despite her gentle appearance she is a powerhouse with vast reserves of intensity just beneath the surface.
Three of the 4 major arcana cards seen here, the Pope, the Hermit and the Star could be said to have an inner focus. Though the 4th major arcana card, Judgement, is strongly outer focused, it is reversed. This implies a softer expression of manifestation than would otherwise be the case.
The Story of the Queen of Cups
The Queen of Cups has proven skill in bringing harmony to people and situations previously in conflict. She approaches solutions from a place of creativity, nourishment and hopeful possibility.
At core this Queen is a wise, intuitive teacher and guide. It’s shouldn’t be surprising to find her with a bevy of followers. They have learned from experience to value of her council and are open and receptive to her every word.
The Queen of Cups has a penetrating depth of understanding and is ready to share. Sometimes she says too much of those things that should remain unsaid! She is comfortable guiding her friends, and falls easily into the role of coach.
There is a danger that her natural interior focus can lead at times to a type of myopia or nearsightedness. In such cases the Queen may miss crucial information from the world around her which is needed to fully understand the situation at hand.
When operating harmoniously the Queen of Cups restores hope. She is like a burst of light in a dark place, a healing balm to a wounded soul, and a cleansing rain which allows new growth to move closer to bloom. She comes with good intentions and speaks openly without guile.
The Queen on a Bad Day
You can hear her sounding her trumpet a little off-key. She is speaking strongly and manipulating changes in relationships that don’t need to be made in the time or in the way that she is causing them to come about.
Hail to the Queen
Queen of Cups, we salute your tender heart and pay tribute to your kind and helpful intentions and acts. Thanks for being an integral part of the tarot court.
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We all need someone we can trust.