Queen of Cups Tarot Meaning

Queen of Cups Tarot Guide

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This post is intended to be a mini Queen of Cups Tarot Guide. It is important to mention that the longer you work with the cards the more you will discover how they speak to you. For example, the Queen of Cups does have a theme and traditional meaning but I recommend leaving “space” for the card to speak to you. Over time, you may discover that the card represents unique insights or themes for you personally.

Suit of Cups Summary

Queen of Cups Tarot – Upright Meaning

  • As a person
    • Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces
    • Water + Water
    • The Queen of Cups is the most loving, intuitive, and empathetic of all four queens. She has mastered the emotional plane and she holds her chalice out ready to receive what she knows will come. She is a nurturer and protector who deeply understands life and provides excellent advice. She has strong people skills and can be very charismatic. She may be idealistic in some ways.
  • Figurative meaning
    • The Queen of Cups can represent interpersonal relationships that are very strong, supportive, and nurturing. 
    • Mastery of emotional plane, intuition, and occultism.

Multiple Queens showing up in a reading

  • If the querent is female, Two Queens in a reading can indicate competition with another female. Two queens for a male querent can indicate a strong female ally. 
  • Three Queens in a reading can represent a group of females or a female alliance. 
  • Four Queens in a reading can indicate a female authority figure, feminism, or other women’s interest scenarios.

Shadow Side of the Queen of Cups

  • As a person
    • This card in reverse can represent a person who attracts negative relationships and situations. They appear to be kind and nurturing but they are actually very manipulative. This person may also be an energy vampire that feeds off the energy of other people. They can be passive-aggressive and have an addictive personality.
  • Figurative meaning
    • The Queen of Cups reversed suggests that the querent should be careful because someone close to them is being deceptive. It can also represent an older female that has the qualities listed above that are having a negative impact on the querent’s life.
    • A situation that is overly dramatic and includes emotional manipulation.

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