Queen of Cups

Number: 48/13

Element: Water of the suit of Water

Astrological Associations: Gemini and Cancer

Key Meaning: An intuitive woman

The Queen of Cups in Tarot stands for being loving, tenderhearted, intuitive, psychic, and spiritual. The Queen of Cups meaning in a Tarot reading is a combination of the positive water energy of all the Cups and the inward focus of a Queen. She always has a loving and sensitive nature. She never reacts with impatience or anger, and she has a kind word for everyone. She is compassionate and lets her heart lead the way. The Queen is more open to her inner knowledge and trusts her intuition. She reveres all aspects of the divine’s creation, loves and embraces everyone, and is moved by the tragedies and beauties of life.

Upright Meaning:

As a person: The Queen of Cups predicts the positive influence of an intuitive, sensitive woman. She is nurturing and compassionate, with high emotional intelligence. Her work may be artistic, and she may also be drawn to medicine, caregiving, complementary therapies, certain types of sales work, or research in nonmainstream subjects. Given her sensitivity and natural empathy, this Queen has to choose her close friends carefully—but when she makes a connection with a person, she treasures him or her, just like her chalice.

This card often comes up in readings to show the ideal female partner, who is unafraid of intimacy while having stability and appropriate boundaries. It can predict motherhood and children, too.

As an influence: Love and happiness are foremost—falling in love, loving behavior, and emotional honesty. All you need to do is follow your heart. Creative projects are favored, too. Pay attention, also, to your dreams, which hold messages for you.

Reversed Meaning: When the reversed Queen of Cups appears, you suffer emotional or financial pressure. There may be jealousy in a relationship, and most negatively, the card in this aspect can show that someone is unfaithful. As a person, the reversed Queen has obsessive tendencies, competes for attention, and needs to have her own way at all times. She drains those around her, so try not to facilitate her needs. She is not one to commit to love or contribute financially.

About the Deck: “Ciro Marchetti’s Tarot of Dreams” from Tarot.com.