Queen of Cups Tarot Card Meaning Explained

queen of cups thothKeywords

  • Mother
  • Nurturing
  • Compassion
  • Creativity
  • Care
  • Sensitivity
  • Intuition


General Meaning of the Queen of Cups in a Reading

This is generally a lovely and positive card to get in a Tarot Reading. Being surrounded by Queen card, particularly in your bigger tarot spreads such as the Celtic Cross Spread indicates that either you yourself are embodying a queen-like energy. You are feeling empowered and strong. Otherwise, it can mean that you are surrounded by these types of women in your life. The Queens in the Tarot Cards are very much like the Empress Card of the Major Arcana; abundant and full of life.

The Queen of Cups will usually relate to your Mother or someone who is like a Mother in your life. Perhaps even you yourself, too. She is caring, loving, compassionate and tender. When it comes to your Love Relationships, she is the one who holds a safe emotional space and is forgiving and nurturing.

Symbolism of the Queen of Cups

queen of cups**Note: this card’s symbolism is using the famous Rider-Waite Tarot Deck.

In this card, we can see a woman in royal clothing sitting on a throne carved with cherubs on each corner. These cherubs represent children and potential pregnancy. The woman on the throne is the mother of these children. This woman could be you or someone else in your life; perhaps your own mother.

When it comes to the large cup she is holding, some folks may think that this is a little confusing. She is gazing at the cup with quite an intense stare. This cup represents her creations, whether it’s her children or her creative projects. Learning how to read the cards can come in handy when encountering this card for the first time. At her feet is the ocean, representing emotions and her connection to them. Her treasure around her represents the love and compassion she is surrounded by.

Queen of Cups in the Past

We may have recently added a new member to our family when we get this card in a tarot reading. Or perhaps we have given birth or someone else has welcomed a new angel into our lives. We may have recently also taken on a creative project or built up our relationship with our own Mothers.

Queen of Cups in the Present

When we get this card in the present position of the Past, Present and Future 3 card spread, then we may be pregnant, either expecting a new child or the birth of a creative project in our lives. We may be feeling very in touch with our intuition and emotions, and there is a sense of real love and compassion in our lives. This may also be embodied by someone around us at the moment.

Queen of Cups in the Future

This can be a lovely and exciting card to get in the future position. When it comes to the Cups Suit in the tarot cards, we are often talking about emotions, feelings, and intuition as well as our closest relationships. Here, we could expect pregnancy soon or meeting our soulmate. Connecting with our Mothers or motherlike people and getting in touch with our intuition may also be imminent.

Reversed Queen of Cups

queen of cups reversedThe Queen of Cups reversed indicates that we may be out of touch with our needs and feelings, or that our intuition is blocked. We may also be experiencing problems with our mothers or the concept of motherhood. We could feel a lack of nurturing in our lives at the moment and need to do some work around that for our emotional wellbeing. Pregnancy could be delayed at this point, which may be a little difficult for us.

Queen of Cups Tarot One Card Meaning

When you get this card in a One Card Reading, you or someone else in your life is a mothering, nurturing and creative, caring energy. This woman – or yourself – are exuding a gentle, sensitive energy. It may be a time to become creative or have a child. This woman may be a Pisces, Scorpio or Cancerian star sign.

Queen of Cups Yes/No Meaning

When making a decision using the popular Yes/No Tarot Reading, and you get this card facing up, your Mother or another woman in your life – maybe even you – will prove to be a big factor in this decision. What’s more, their creativity, empathy, compassion, and sensitivity may be of assistance to you. Enlist their help, or tap into this side of yourself, and let your emotions and creativity flow.

When you get this card facing down, there may be a female person standing in the way of your decision and blocking you. This could be your mother or some other motherly figure you may be struggling with. If you are hoping for motherhood, now may not be the time to pursue that avenue – wait a while.

Queen of Cups Summary

This card can represent you or someone else in your life, someone who is like a mother to you or is actually your mother. They will usually be of the astrology water signs. You yourself may become or are a mother already, embodying the qualities of tenderness, love, compassion and kindness.  This card can also represent a connection to your emotions and intuition, as well as creative gifts that you have.

Affirmations for the Queen of Cups

“I am ready to be a Mother”

“I am connected to my feelings but not overwhelmed by them”

“My intuition is strong”

“I trust my feelings”

“I am worthy of nurturing”

“It is for me to nurture myself and the people around me”

“I love and appreciate my Mother”

“I am in touch with my creative gifts”

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Article Info

Date: Mar 06, 2019
Amelie Rose Estrela is an experienced psychic and recently published, esteemed lead author for the Psychic Guild since 2003. She has written hundreds of articles for the website on a range of topics covered within the psychic niche, including Psychics & Mediums, Tarot & Angel Cards, Astrology & Horoscopes (the topic of her newly-released e-book), Love & Relationships, and Spells & Magic. You can find out more about Amelie on https://www.psychicguild.com/about-us/.
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