Queen of Cups Keywords
|Upright Keywords||Reversed Keywords|
|compassion, warmth, kindness, intuition, healer, counsellor, supportive||insecurity, giving too much, overly-sensitive, needy, fragile, dependence, martyrdom|
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Queen of Cups Tarot Card Description
The Queen of Cups rules the emotional realm. She is the woman whose throne is right on the ocean’s edge, and water is typically symbolic of the unconscious and feeling. Her position at the shore indicates that she lies between land and sea, the place where feeling and thought exist. She holds a cup that has handles shaped like an angel. This cup is closed, which is why the Queen of Cups symbolizes the thoughts that come with our unconscious mind. The queen sits alone, which allows her to think. The calmness of the water and the sky symbolizes the serene mind of the queen. Her feet are not touching the water, which stands for her looking at her thoughts and feelings from the outside.
This Friday night (October 28) we will host an evening of fun and free Tarot readings by Emma of Blue Intuition. I should preface this by saying that we will be serving wine and snacks. Did I say wine? Yes.
The card that I have always thought best represents me is The Queen of Cups. I am an emotional being who is thoughtful and often found day-dreaming. I have a wild imagination and am led by the ideas that spring from my dreams and unconscious.
The flip side of this card is that the person does everything to excess, a and I am always overdoing things. You know this about me if you have seen the cast on my hand. I was at my exercise class for seniors and wrapped the elastic stretch bands tightly around my hands and pulled hard until I felt a pop. I had broken the bone on the side of my hand. I also overdo dinner prep every night, cooking elaborate meals for my husband even though he has not regained his sense of taste since he had a mild case of Covid in January. When i invite people for dinner, I frequently spend an entire day preparing the food.
When I lived in Charlotte I found the perfect apron for me, emblazoned with “Mary Martyr” on the front. My friend Randy Talley saw the apron and demanded I take it off, and then he stuffed it into the garbage. “Look after yourself!” he demanded. “Stop waiting on people! It makes people uncomfortable!”
I wish I could say I have changed. I still overdo and you can expect me to wait on you. Come to Chifferobe tonight and watch me spin out of control!