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The Queen of Cups

What The Queen of Cups means in a tarot reading

The Queen of Cups

The Queen of Cups tarot card

The Queen of Cups is an excellent card representing one being in control of her emotions and is a great card regarding emotions and love.

More than that she is a wise queen that understands that there is a balance between emotion and intuition and seeking out a common ground for your own inner feelings of peace.

Internally the Queen of Cups shows tender love and can reflect good signs as well for feelings of spirituality and harmony. It’s an excellent time to focus on the goals that make you happy and internal love. Pending the placement of the card, there are aspects of your life that are full and like a tapestry of warm colors adding to your own internal peacefulness. The Queen of Cups is already at her station in life and she has figured out the real and true aspects of her life that are worth her efforts. She understands that not all things no matter how well that they may sound, are good options for her. It can indicate a time for you to look at your life and ask yourself if you are truly happy. You want to be sure that the energies that you are putting out into the world are going to be ones that bring rewards back to you that matter and make you feel like you have done something worth doing.

When the Queen of Cups is present you may also want to be on the lookout for an older female, usually, someone that has somewhat of a mothering personality to her. She often will be lending her assistance while you are working out issues in your life and is someone that you want to be sure to be listening to. This is someone that you can trust and someone that you can know is looking out with your best interests at heart.

The Queen of Cups in Love

In love, the Queen of Cups often knows what she wants and can be a good indicator that it is time to follow your feelings or gut about a relationship or someone in particular. With the Queen of Cups showing up in your love reading, you can breathe easier knowing that there is some fulfillment coming your way. Because the Queen is ruler over the realms of the emotional and spiritual, it is also wise to understand that there is little tolerance in your life right now for not being responsible emotionally.

There is an air of acceptance and empathy around you, but do not take that to mean that you can get away with whatever you want. Right now, the pressure is on your whether looking for love or in a relationship to be the open one and to be honest about your feelings. You are in control. You have the power and direction to make things happen in love at this time.

The Queen of Cups in Health

The Queen of Cups can be a concerning card when it comes to health because she often can be a person showing concern or care. Where concern and care are present, it usually doesn’t bode well for health. Now maybe a good time to get your check-up and just make sure everything is on track. The good news is that water is a healing element and anything you catch now should be early on and easy to heal.

The Queen of Cups in Work and Wealth

The Queen of Cups is often a good card in other areas of life, but not the best indicator for finances or wealth. Think of her as a woman not concerned with money. She likes to be comfortable, but she isn’t going out of her way to make money. For you, this doesn’t mean it’s bad news thankfully… but it doesn’t mean good news either! Now isn’t a great time to be focusing on new investments or growth in this area. The card comes up when you are superficially asking about finances can tell you that it is time for you to be focusing on other aspects of your life.

In work specifically, it is a good indicator that you need to consider what you are doing to make a living. Is what you are doing paying the bills but not feeding into your happiness? If you find that you dislike your job it is a great time to find something that is more suitable to you. Be sure to balance out all of your needs in the long run. It is also good to focus on the other cards including this one in reading to see what direction the reading as a whole is taking. Often when the Queen of Cups shows up it will be when there are concerns about happiness but a requirement is present to balance all of your current needs. Focus on what will fulfill your needs in most areas.

Queen of Cups Advice

The Queen of Cups is a card deeply rooted in emotion and intuition. Seeing it in relation to advice reading is a clear message: now is the time to look within yourself and connect with your feelings. The queen of cups naturally avoids any conflict. They represent one's “loving” side. She is the carer, the nurturer, and ensures that her family is provided for. In my view, for advice, this card is saying to act through love and trust your instincts. Be more in touch with your sensual side. The mind, while useful, can sometimes be corrupting when it comes to decision making - it races and overanalyzes while emotions are pure and true. 

Whatever the scenario you are currently facing, the Queen of Cups is suggesting you trust in the deepest part of your own nature - seek settings which are meditative and peaceful, give yourself the space to access the most compassionate and nurturing parts of yourself. All in all, this card has a message of simplicity - it runs in opposition to the quick-moving power of the mind and asks, instead, that you think with your heart. If you keep working with your natural intuition, you won’t go wrong. 

Queen of Cups Yes Or No

If you’re seeking a yes or no answer in a tarot card reading, then the Queen of Cups isn’t a clear signifier one way or the other. That’s because this card is neutral, its meaning can only be derived by the question being asked. The reader can try and gauge this meaning by reflecting on their question and the general meaning of the card, the Queen is a symbol of womanhood, virtue, and emotional wisdom. The clear link between intuition and this card could be a sign that the right answer lies inside of you. Take comfort in this card, all the seeking you must do is within yourself. Try and let your feelings roll over you, see which way they push you, and you will find the solution you desire. 

Queen of Cups Past

When the Queen of Cups appears in the past position it is a symbol of a deeply important relationship you had with a person in your past. While this can sometimes point to a male figure, it usually signifies a female presence. Whoever the person, they were emotionally intelligent, deeply caring, and played an integral role in giving you a clear sense of your own morality. 

For this reason, seeing this card in the past position could be a reminder to reconnect with those values you of a female. In this position, it can also be a call back to an event or time in your life in which you were especially compassionate or creative - perhaps it is an old hobby or project you were working on? If this resonates with you, then the Queen of Cups is likely signifying the nurturing impact this creative pursuit had on you personally. It may just be the time to think about starting a new creative project!

Queen of Cups Present 

Though the Queen of Cups has a very clear relationship with tranquility, seeing this card in your present position does not necessarily mean you are currently in the midst of a peaceful experience. In fact, conversely, it may be suggesting that you are weathering a difficult emotional period, one that requires patience and reflection. If so, this card is a reminder to connect with your most nurturing side - give all your love, warmth, and kindness to those around you. This is especially true if you have recently found yourself taking on a maternal role of care (this doesn’t necessarily have to refer to your own children, remember). To make the most of this reading, you should look to be proactive in your empathy, try and be observant of those around you and see where you can help. You have a bright light within you, your creativity and compassion may be the saving grace for someone close to you. 

Queen of Cups Future and Outcome

When The Queen of Cups is related to future and outcome spreads, it signifies an upcoming chapter where you will need to draw from your emotional and spiritual knowledge. When the time comes, you will need to muster your strength to say consistent and calm, no matter how trying the situation. The Queen is a symbol of sensitivity, but also composure - she listens and reflects before she reacts. Try and draw strength by practicing your own endurance in even the most difficult and stressful situations. This upcoming period may be hard for you, others around you will likely be swept up in the chaos and become reactive, but if you can remain patient you will be the saving grace of those closest to you. It may not be an easy role to take on, but it is one that will leave you stronger, more mature as well as filling others with a deep sense of gratitude for your unwavering support and empathy. 

Queen of Cups Love Reconciliation

As a card with a clear connection to emotion, the Queen of Cups is generally a positive card to draw in a love and reconciliation reading. If you’re enquiring about a past relationship, it likely points to a nurturing romantic partnership, one in which emotions run deep and are entirely authentic. It is likely you will get back together. If you’re experiencing trouble in your relationship, it suggests that being emotionally open will benefit your mutual development. Now is the time to talk about your feelings and be open to both of your own unique perspectives. 

If you are single, this card is a signal that a loving experience is coming your way. It might be time to start meeting new people and develop new connections. Remember, this card is all about trusting your own instincts and appreciating people fully, not just on the surface level. Don’t be deterred by anything superficial. Instead, seek real emotional intimacy and you might just find your soulmate. 

Queen of Cups As Feelings

Encountering the Queen of Cups when trying to understand how someone feels about you should inspire reassurance. Just as this card is full of gentle feeling, the person you are curious about is brimming with positive emotion, they definitely feel very warmly towards you. However, it is worth noting, that as this card exists primarily in the emotional realm, this person may not be aware of just how deep their feelings for you go. We can store a lot of emotion in our subconscious, but trust that their true sensibilities will make their way to the surface eventually.

This card may also suggest that someone feels protective of you. They see your sensitivity and may interpret this as fragility. It’s true that if your nature aligns with the Queen of Cups you may be best-matched with someone with a strong rational who can balance out your dreaminess. However, never forget to trust in the strength and power of the emotional, creative realm you’re so in touch with. It is fine to trust in a person who wants to take care of you, but be wary they don’t clip your wings or limit your imagination. 

Reversed Queen in a reading

Reversed the Queen is still present but lacking direction. In the reversed position she can show erratic emotional states. The emotion is there but there is a lack of control and it will often show that there is a more serious underlying issue at hand. With the Queen not in control there is havoc in the castle and in your own life even you may find that you are surrounded with rumors, innuendo, or dysfunction. Now is a time to be on your guard and to walk on eggshells. Be careful how you react and ponder ways in which you are not being reasonable emotionally. Do not allow yourself to get overextended or emotionally exhausted as it is bound to cause problems in your relationships, friendships, and at work. 

Queen of Cups As Friendship

The Queen of Cups is a great card to see in a friendship reading - it is a card of love and community. It points to the power of embracing friends fully and not being afraid to give them all of your love and support. If your friendship group is feeling shut off at the moment, this card is a reminder that there is no better time to reconnect than right now. If a close friend is going through a difficult period, then the Queen of Cups suggests that you should extend your friendship and use your powers of reflection to offer valuable advice. This is a good time to exercise some selflessness - all the goodness and help you bestow upon a friend will come back to you in the end, anyway. 

The Queen of Cups Tarot Card Reversed

Queen of Cups Reversed - Love and Romance

While the Queen of Cups upright highlights the balance and power of emotional tranquility, when reversed it can refer to instability. In a love and romance reading, this is likely to relate to insecurity and jealousy. Are your feelings getting the better of you? Some emotions, such as love and happiness, are very useful driving forces, but negative emotions, such as jealousy or resentment, can cause a lot of harm. This card reversed is a gentle push telling you to reflect on your actions, take a step back, and see if your own behaviour has been fair and measured. If it hasn’t been, now may be the time to make amends by letting go of any feelings of bitterness. Now is the time to focus on your intuition - don’t let your head be clouded with the green mist of jealousy. 

If you are single, the Queen of Cups reversed is a reminder you should proceed with caution. There is an imbalance of emotions in your life right now, and this is not a good state to be in when entering a relationship. Vulnerability can draw in bad-natured people who will see your fragility as a chance to exert power and take advantage of you. If you’re looking for direction, this reversed card implies that time spent restoring emotional balance is important. Seek personal security and inner peace before you begin looking outside yourself for love. The only person who can truly rebalance your feelings within is your own self. 

​Queen of Cups Reversed - Family and Home

Seeing the reversed Queen of Cups in a family and home spread is a prompt to the reader that now is the time to rediscover love in the home. Sometimes, it is easy to forget that love is the core of every family. When you see this card reversed you should take heed: everyone in your home should try and adjust to a more positive outlook. Perhaps the family has become overrun with anger, stress, and instability. This reading may even be highlighting a particular person (possibly yourself), and likely a woman, someone who was once the foundation of the family has become untethered, leading the rest of the family to become insecure as a result. That isn’t to say this woman is entirely to blame for the situation, merely that she has reached her emotional limit. To restore harmony, family members should look to find new ways to express gratitude for each other and display their love. When people feel appreciated it is much easier to overcome resentment which might otherwise seep into the everyday. Female intuition and compassion can amend this and restore harmony in the home.

Queen of Cups Reversed - Work and Finances

In a work and finance context, the Queen of Cups reversed may be highlighting work stress or a burden of emotion relating to your financial situation. You may be overworking and leaving yourself in a fragile emotional state. 

If you’re feeling unsure about your career choices you may also be suffering from indecision, and allowing yourself to become overwhelmed with emotion. Whatever the case, you’re likely feeling unsatisfied. When reversed, this card is a signal that you need to evaluate your situation and your options. Are you feeling stunted creatively? Are the conditions of your work-life leading you to feel stressed? Are you spending money frivolously and then inflicting financial worries? Take the time to fully assess what’s going on in your life and then plan to take action. While you may have been reactive in the past, now is the time to change all that by reflecting deeply and carefully on your career choices and what you can do to make yourself happy and secure going forward.

Queen of Cups Reversed - Health and Wellness

The reversed Queen of Cups in a health reading may be highlighting stress or overexertion. If you’ve been spreading yourself too thin recently, then you should think about taking a pause and giving yourself the rest you need. You may be busy, but in the long run, you’ll only burn out if you keep on at the rate you’re currently operating. Remember that you have to take care of yourself before you can properly take care of others. The result of all this rushing around may also be impacting your emotional wellbeing - when you’re stressed, you’re more likely to be sensitive and if you’re not careful one small comment could be the straw to break the camels back. All in all, the reversed Queen of Cups in this kind of reading is a call to stop and rest for the benefit of your health. 

Queen of Cups Reversed - Personal Spirituality

Seeing the Queen of Cups reversed in a personal spirituality reading is a sign of limited potential. It may be the case that you’ve been ignoring signs to reconnect with your spiritual side or that you have allowed yourself to become so over-saturated with emotions your intuition is not functioning like normal. In some cases, the reversal of this card actually suggests you have psychic abilities that you are not exercising. To remove the spiritual blockage try meditation. Slow down and, with time, you will find yourself back on your predestined spiritual path. 

Upright Queen of Cups meanings in keywords

  • Lady over the age of 40
  • Softness and control
  • Energy and Life
  • Mystical love
  • Caring soul
  • Trance-like energy
  • Offer of love or marriage

Reversed Queen of Cups meanings in keywords

  • Over emotional
  • Depending on others
  • Flighting for passion