You Pulled the Queen of Cups – What Now?

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If you have pulled the Queen of Cups in a Tarot reading, then you have pulled a tender, loving, and intuitive Court card whose energy brings light to dark times and reminds us of the creative spark that exists in all of us.

No matter the context or subject, the loving and kind energy of the Queen of Cups helps to remind us that no matter how bad things get, there is always hope.

The Queen of Cups is one of the Court cards representing the suit of Cups, and she appears just before the King.

While the Kings represent the mastery of their element and express their power in a more external way, the Queens’ energy is more internal. She is on the higher end of mastering the Cups energy, which is emotional, loving, intuitive, and creative in nature, but her energy is directed inwards rather than outwards.

For example, both are leaders. But the Queen of Cups leads with gentle persuasion rather than the direct charisma of the King of Cups. She is the Yin to his Yang.

So what does the Queen of Cups mean in a reading?

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What Does the Queen of Cups Mean?

As with all Court Cards, the Queen of Cups can represent an actual person in a reading or the energy of a situation. There are several meanings associated with the Queen of Wands, including:

  • Loving
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Tenderhearted
  • Compassionate
  • Empathetic
  • Intuitive
  • Emotional
  • Psychic
  • Spiritual
  • Warm

What Does the Queen of Cups Mean in a Love Reading?

If you pull the Queen of Cups for how someone feels about you, it means this person feels very loving towards you. They may also feel that you encompass everything they want in a partner. Their feelings for you run deep. There may be a soulmate connection here.

If you pull the Queen of Cups for how someone sees you, then they see you as someone who has Queen of Cups qualities. They see you as very kind, loving, and sweet. You are someone they feel they can rely on and who is there for them through thick and thin. They see you as someone they can build a life with.

If the Queen of Cups is pulled for where they want the relationship to go, then it points towards serious commitment. If this is on a friend level, they would like to have a deep and lasting friendship with you. No matter the type of relationship, the Queen of Cups points toward a loving and committed connection.

What Does the Queen of Cups Mean in a Career Reading?

In a career reading, the Queen of Cups Tarot card highlights working in a role involving a caring or nurturing profession. This could involve nursing, counseling, teaching, the psychiatric profession, working with children, working with animals, or anything that involves work on an emotional level.

If you pull it for the outcome of a career reading, this card can indicate someone with Queen of Cups qualities. It could be someone who helps further your career with their wisdom, compassion, and sound advice.

What about the Queen of Cups as an Obstacle?

In the position of an obstacle, the Queen of Cups indicates that your emotions may be getting the better of you, and it is time to employ some logic and reason.

As an obstacle card, this Queen can be a little too emotional or sensitive. Sensitivity and empathy are a gift, but when taken to excess, they can be debilitating. There may be too much emotion involved.

A good balance involves an equal amount of emotion and logic. When the Queen of Cups appears as an obstacle, it is a warning not to allow your emotions to completely rule you.

What About the Queen of Cups in Reverse?

Reversed, this Queen loses her healthy approach to emotions and relationships.

This can indicate co-dependency in relationships which makes the connection toxic. There could be an abuser/abused element to the relationship. The Queen of Cups reversed might be someone who puts the needs of others first to the degree of self-debilitation.

Reversed, the Queen of Cups can indicate someone who struggles with self-love. There may be deep insecurities, and to compensate for these, the reversed Queen will constantly put the needs of others before her own to the point it becomes unhealthy.

The Queen of Cups reversed can indicate intuition that has been stifled or misused. There may be difficulty distinguishing between reality and fantasy. Reversed, this Queen can also indicate a creativity block.

The Queen of Cups reversed will always highlight emotional problems, either within the individual or within a relationship or a situation. To turn this Queen upright again, it is important to focus on whatever emotional issues exist and address them.

How Can the Queen of Cups Work For You?

The energy of this Queen is to inspire emotional wellness and loving relationships. Where there is fear, doubt, loneliness, or any debilitating emotion that prevents us from being the best of ourselves, the Queen of Cups brings warmth, love, and light.

She seeks to remind you that you are a person of unique and special talent and that it is the uniqueness of your gifts that makes you who you are. The Queen of Cups believes that love conquers all.

Affirmations associated with the Queen of Cups are a wonderful way to harness the Queen’s energy. Some good affirmations are:

  • I will use my compassion to make a difference
  • I will take care of my own emotional well-being
  • I will show kindness to myself and others
  • I will nurture my creative spirit
  • I will use my intuition to make the right decisions

Queen of Cups: Self-Nurture and Self-Love

The Queen of Cups has so much love and compassion to give. Her kindness is a shining light in this world. Sometimes, all we need is a kind word to help us get through dark days, and this is where the energy of the Queen of Cups is at its most powerful.

Heartbreak is damaging to the Queen of Cups. This is a truly sensitive soul and easily wounded. The Queen of Cups must find balance within to protect her heart and acknowledge when it’s important to say no.

People with strong Queen of Cups energy are very obliging and eager to be of service to others. But they must be careful of being taken advantage of. Often, the Queen of Cups must go through hard lessons in relationships to learn how to take care of themselves emotionally and realize that they have a duty of kindness to themselves as much as anyone else.

There is a Queen of Cups inside all of us. She is the heart and soul that exists within. Allowing the light within us to shine brightly is a challenge that many of us face, but it is through using our own intuitive and introspective abilities that we come to find this balance, which enables us to shine in the outer world. The Queen of Cups reminds us of the love that exists within us all and is a reminder that, in the end, love truly does conquer all.

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About The Author
Sarah Brownlee
Sarah Brownlee is a harmonious Libra Sun, Conflicted Scorpio rising, and a Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac. A whirlwind writer with a passion for Tarot cards and Astrology in all forms, she is fascinated by other realms and experiencing both the negative and positive that goes with its inhabitants. Sarah believes the imagination knows no boundaries; it is not just a gift, but a privilege also, one utilized as a tool of exploration to penetrate the very core of our existence. Sarah has authored three novels, and currently writes Astrology Answers’ Daily Money and Chinese Zodiac Horoscopes, as well as articles.
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