Card Meaning: Queen Of Cups

Queen of Cups

Element: Water.
Astrology: Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces.
Age: woman of any age.
Appearance: fair/brown hair, brown or blue eyes.


   This is the ultimate card for intuition, psychic powers and tremendous insights but also for daydreaming and losing in the imaginary world. This card is similar to The High Priestess card in the more than one hallmark. We see that dress is merging with the river beneath her feet just as it does in The High Priestess cards. These are two very watery and feminine cards that are all about misteries, intuition, hidden knowledge and secrets. Pay attention how the cup in her hand is closed, like that there is something hidden. Most of the activity here is going on in the background, in the subconscious. As the other court cards in the Cups suite, this card also sends message that we need to apply intuition in our life.


Positive: dedication to home and family, sensitivity and empathic nature, adored and beloved, motherly figure, caring about others, psychic ability, intuitive, compassionate.

Negative: dishonest, illogical, unfaithful, vain, be careful not to lose touch with reality.

   Beautiful, fair, dreamy--as one who sees visions in a cup. This is, however, only one of her aspects; she sees, but she also acts, and her activity feeds her dream. Divinatory Meanings: Good, fair woman; honest, devoted woman, who will do service to the Querent; loving intelligence, and hence the gift of vision; success, happiness, pleasure; also wisdom, virtue; a perfect spouse and a good mother. Reversed: The accounts vary; good woman; otherwise, distinguished woman but one not to be trusted; perverse woman; vice, dishonour, depravity.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite

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Minor Arcana