Queen of Cups

 

 

 

Upright position:

 

Imagination out-ways one's common sense, a good wife or loving mother, happiness, gentle, a good natured person

 

The Queen of Cups is among the most loving archetypes in the tarot deck. She indicates compassion, love, and concern for ourselves and our fellow man. Often when the "court cards" come up in a reading, they indicate an actual person, in this case a woman, in our lives. The majority of the time when the queen of Cups appears, and is "standing in" for a person, she is representing a female with hair on the lighter end of the spectrum.


General: Generally the Queen of Cups indicates female energy that is solidly "in your corner," that women in your life are very much supportive of you and/or that a woman will come to your aid. The queen of Cups also reminds us to treat ourselves with love and compassion. No matter who and where you are, there are things in you that are worthy of love and respect.


Work:
In the context of work the Queen usually indicates a literal woman who will be very helpful to you. Often this woman has light colored hair. The queen reminds us to bring love and compassion to our work, and that this is possible even if we work in a factory with objects all day rather than people. Things are probably better in your working world when this card appears than you are realizing. Think positively.


Love: When the Queen of Cups comes up in the context of love, she often indicates a very positive outlook about a relationship. If you are single and she appears, it's a good indicator that you should "get out and mingle," as a new, very positive, romance may be on the horizon. The thing is, when she appears, it is easy to get carried away regarding love. Keep your balance and your perspective. Even with the excitement of brand new love, it's important to keep track of the other things happening in our lives.


Finances: The Queen of Cups often indicates good news with relation to finance. No matter what is happening in your financial life, give yourself a break, and know that you can make a positive difference if you have need of more prosperity in your life. The queen indicates creativity and that you can reach out to others (particularly women) now, and get the help and advice that you need to make a positive difference financially. Again, expect positive movement.


Health: This card signifies support and love in the context of health. If you have need of healing, look to women/those with strong feminine energy. She also indicates the need to be loving and supportive of yourself, particularly if you are facing health challenges. If you are dealing with illness of some type, the queen of Cups can mean that you need to forgive and send love to your body. No matter the situation, your body has doubtless been good to you in some ways. Think positively and trust in the universe's healing energy. She can also mean good news with regard to health.


Spirituality:
You are likely to be very in touch with the inter-relatedness of all beings now. The Queen of Cups can indicate marked increases in clairvoyant experiences. Be open to the magical energy of life and feel the love flowing all around you. A woman may be an important spiritual leader to you now. Whether male or female yourself, consider feminine archetypes and energy now. They will lead you into new and deeper spiritual understandings.

 

 

 

Reversed position:

 

An over-active imagination, perverse, pleasure and happiness may turn bitter

 

The reversed Queen of Cups is still among the most loving archetypes in the tarot deck. She indicates compassion, love, and concern for ourselves and our fellow man. Often when the "court cards" come up in a reading, they indicate an actual person, in this case a woman, in our lives. The majority of the time when the queen of Cups appears, and is "standing in" for a person, she is representing a female with hair on the lighter end of the spectrum. However, because of the reversal, it can indicate that this woman may be feeling hurt, put-upon, and can be becoming untrustworthy. Watch the signals.


General: The reversed Queen of Cups reminds us to treat ourselves with love and compassion. Regardless of your past or your circumstances, you are worthy of love and respect. However, there may also be a literal woman in your life whose loving energy may have turned to anger. Watch for this, and if possible, help this woman to understand the things that are happening in her life.


Work: A woman in your workplace may be causing you problems. If so, she would be a once very kind and understanding person, who has now morphed into basically a control freak, and at minimum her loving ways might have turned into being more judgmental and untrustworthy. The best way to handle her is to be considerate of her feelings, and not to give her any information that you wouldn't want shared with everyone. If looking for work, a woman may be helpful in landing a job now.


Love: In general when the reversed Queen of Cups appears in a reading about love, the outlook is good. This card reminds you to stay focused in the loving side of your personality. True, deep love for others also encompasses understanding that other people are on their own timelines. Do not be impatient or forceful or petulant. Good things come to those who wait. Be dignified and restrained, not pushy.


Finances: The reversed Queen says that you must be careful about being too agressive financially. Cautious investments and placements of your money are a better bet now. Allow yourself to think creative and to be creative with your money, but only within reason. Do not gamble or loan more than you can afford to lose. It's possible that not everyone around you now is trustworthy with regard to money. Be thoughtful about where you place your trust. If you can't control your own behavior with money, it's time to get help. You don't have to go it alone.


Health: The Queen of Cups reversed points to needing, and receiving support and love in the context of health. If you have need of healing, look to women/those with strong feminine energy. The reversal also calls you to be loving and supportive of yourself. If you are dealing with illness of some type, you may need to "forgive" and send love to your body. Positive visualization is important now.


Spirituality: When you pull the reversed Queen of Cups in this context, you may be hungry for immediate spiritual experiences and growth. This card reminds you that, again, good things take time, and that part of being loving is to be patient. Be open to - and proactive about - growth but don't be in a hurry.