Queen of Cups
My self-study of Tarot continues with the Queen of Cups. Or, as I just heard, “emotionista.”
Contemplative; hidden gems; sacred emotion; flow of emotions; river of tears; ocean of feelings; divine guardianship; “ordained” feelings.
Mermaid throne, river or ocean, sand, stones, ornate covered chalice, cliff (of salt?), grass, angels, cross, crown, fluid robe.
That chalice reminds me of the Ark of the Covenant, as depicted in speculative illustration based on what is and isn’t said in The Bible… and “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” of course.
It makes me wonder…
Why would the Queen of Cups, aka the Queen of Hearts, hold water symbolic of emotions in such high regard?
Why would she feel compelled to protect “and serve” those emotions in such a way?
I’m hearing, “Where the river meets the sea.”
Blue, gray, white, black, gold, green, red, pink, ginger, yellow, tan, sage, peach, brown.
It’s specifically the blue on the Queen’s robe that stands out. It’s so deep and dynamic, and the way it’s laid into the imagery gives it incredible movement. At the same time, I have a sense of wanting to piece the blue together to create a clear picture from it.
What the Guide Says About the Queen of Cups
“Beautiful, fair, dreamy woman (as one who sees visions in a cup).
“Divinatory Meanings: Good, fair woman, honest, devoted, who will do service to the Querent. Loving, intelligence, and hence the gift of vision, success, happiness, pleasure, also wisdom, virtue. Reversed: The accounts vary; good woman, otherwise, distinguished woman but one not to be trusted, perverse woman, vice, dishonor, depravity.”
What to say about these divinatory meanings? Maybe pulling out what rings true will be best: devoted, loving, gift of vision, pleasure, wisdom, virtue.
What We Say About the Queen of Cups
Emotions held as though of greatest energy.
Holding a great context of emotional equivalency and surrender.
Intuitive empowerment as through the flow of a river.
Concentration upon inner workings of the heart.
In tune with waves of emotions as from the collective.
Concentration upon divine emotion.
“Hopelessly devoted to you”
Heart over head.
“Treasury” of emotions, sort of on the idea of the Akashic records, except solely for emotional history.
Reserved; emotional reserve.
I Might Ask a Client…
“What is your most sacred emotion?”
“How can you empower your intuition through your emotions, and your emotions through your intuition?”
What comes up for you around this card?