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Queen of Cups Tarot Card Meanings

Exercise your empathy. Be nurturing to others in a way that allows them to understand what it is all about.

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What does the Queen of Cups Tarot card mean?

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Queen of Cups Upright Meaning

Traditionally, representing the energy of a Queen, this card traditionally portrays a sensitive, vulnerable, omniscient woman who offers unconditional love. She is supremely empathic -- sometimes to a fault. Her caring nature exposes her to everybody else's emotions and needs.

This person sometimes has difficulty identifying her own best interests in the midst of her responsiveness to others. As a result, she sometimes appears slightly unfocused or perhaps overwhelmed, filled as she is with "spirits". She represents the Grail Queen, as well as the Goddess of the Family.

Queen of Cups Reversed Meaning

The Queen of Cups reversed suggests that you stop all efforts to dull your pain or distract yourself from it. Looking the other way is not going to help you anymore. Neither is trying to rationalize away or control the situation.

You must be emotionally honest. Be honest with yourself, and others who may be involved in what you are going through. If you continue to anesthetize the hurt, it won't rise to the surface and be released. Coping strategies that rely on distracting yourself from reality only serve to entrench the problem.

Queen of Cups Advice Position

The Queen of Cups in this position encourages you to be generous, kind and forgiving. Support the ability of others to get what they want. Nevertheless, remember as with anyone in a caretaking position, you have a fine line to walk. You do not want your loved ones or teammates to become complacent or dependent, as if they can take your support for granted with little or no consideration for your needs.

Cultivate an awareness of love as freely giving and receiving. In the process, help clarify the important difference between receiving energy and taking it. Do not allow your willingness to give be misunderstood or abused, as if it were a weakness.

Queen of Cups Love Position

The Queen of Cups is the archetype of loving-kindness. Therefore, she is imbued with a vital concern for the well being of others, including romantic partners. This is a good thing to develop and practice. At the same time, make sure you don't get carried away and lose track of what is healthy and sensible for yourself. Like a mother, the Queen of Cups is accepting and nurturing, with a natural capacity for bonding.

The vulnerability of openness and empathy are important qualities sorely lacking in today's world. Learn to develop these capacities in yourself, but avoid codependency. Love is ultimately about dissolving boundaries, but not at your personal expense. Feelings of emptiness will do you no good. Know your boundaries and make sure you are not being taken advantage of or relied upon too heavily by your next romantic companion. Express loving kindness, but don't let an intense concern for the welfare of others compromise your own well being.

Queen of Cups Career Position

The Queen of Cups in this position points to a situation where emotions are challenging professionalism. Someone around you may be sliding into overwhelm. While the Queen of Cups has wonderful heart qualities of kindness and empathy, she is less able to think things through and remember her boundaries with true objectivity. Be sure to take care of yourself by stating your boundaries and your wants and needs often. Not only will this be good for you, but it also provides an objective lesson for others around you as well. The Queen's powerful desire to merge might seduce you into becoming a protector for coworkers with a need to be rescued. It may be best for all parties if you resist this urge.

The more evolved Queen of Cups possesses emotional integrity. This may help you speak the unerring truth from the heart in all communications, without asking to be spared the harder exchanges. This is a priceless skill. In order to do this successfully, the Queen of Cups needs people around her who are neither defensive, judgmental nor aggressive. Learning to work with someone like her will help you become more sensitive and attuned for the rest of your life.

Queen of Cups in a Yes or No Card Reading

The Queen of Cups is a card of emotional intelligence. If you're looking for simple Yes or No guidance and receive the Queen of Cups, the answer is YES. Respect everyone's feelings as much as possible.