Keywords for the Queen of Cups
In the image on this card, we find ourselves down by the water’s edge early on a bright spring day.
To our right, we see yellow cliffs rise up in the background. On our left, we see water flowing gently up against the sand of the seashore.
Directly before us, we see a beautiful woman dress all in shades of blue. Her dress gently flows down to blend into the water at her feet, becoming at one point nearly impossible to determine the sea begins and she ends.
This speaks to how integrated this Queen is with the waters of the unconscious represented by the ocean.
This is the source of her vast creative powers. She draws easily upon the divine source for all of her inspiration and creativity. She easily receives guidance from the deeper waters of the greater unconscious depths.
Interpretation of the Queen of Cups in a Reading
The Queen of Cups in a reading can refer either to someone we know in our external world, or alternatively to ourselves and how we have been showing up in a particular situation.
Either way, it indicates a woman who possesses a certain sweetness and sensitivity to her nature.
She is caring and nurturing to those around her with an almost motherly quality that carries all the connotations of generosity and concern for those she loves, while retaining a certain youthful and spontaneous attitude.
This is a woman who is very creative. She uses her visionary imagination to manifest art, relationships, and much more from the heart.
The Queen of Cups is also the most intuitive and even psychic of all the court cards. Her inner visions are not merely flights of fancy, but rather often intimations of a deeper truth. This is a queen who is grounded in reality, who has the capacity to utilize her inspired visions to make her dreams a reality.