48-Queen of Cups – Upright Rider Waite Deck

Your Chosen Card – Queen of Cups Upright Rider Waite Deck

Queens are mature nurturing individuals (mother figures) who are responsive to the emotional climate surrounding the querent. They represent important women related to the current situation or significant personality traits needed by the querent to navigate the matter at hand. When upright, the Queen of Cups is a sensitive and nurturing woman who plays an important role in the querent’s life. She is able to tune into the feeling state of those around her and to use her emotional intelligence to reconcile differences.

Keywords Upright: Dreamy, compassionate, sensitive, patient, empathic, intuitive, imaginative, psychic, creative, receptive, maternal, nurturing, devoted, honest, virtuous, wise, affectionate, enchanting, loving, romantic, emotionally intelligent, mystical, otherworldly, spiritually attuned; a woman above reproach.

Decans/Timing: 20 Gemini–20 Cancer. Tropical, 11 June–12 July; sidereal, 06 July–06 August
Astrology: Water of Water. The Queen of Cups gives birth to summer at the June solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.
Associated Trumps: The Lovers and the Chariot.

Rider Waite: Beautiful, fair, dreamy – as one who sees visions in a cup. This is, however, only one of her aspects; she sees, but she also acts, and her activity feeds her dream. Divinatory Meanings: Good, fair woman; honest, devoted woman, who will do service to the querent; loving intelligence, and hence the gift of vision; success, happiness, pleasure; also wisdom, virtue; a perfect spouse and a good mother; (R) good woman; otherwise, distinguished woman but one not to be trusted; perverse woman, a woman of equivocal character; vice, dishonor, depravity.

When Queen of Cups is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Queen of Cups is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Queen of Cups is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Queen of Cups using cards from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: Ruled by the Moon, the sign Cancer comes fourth in the zodiac. Cancer the Crab, an initiatory cardinal sign, is associated with the Chariot, trump VII. In the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, which was popular at the time of the creation of the earliest tarot decks in northern Italy, the chariot and its driver were symbols of the cardinal virtue of Prudence. The three other cardinal virtues—Justice, Strength, and Temperance—all have a specific trump card named after them. The Queen of Cups falls largely under Cancer, a sign whose natives are characterized by these traits:

Tarot Books

Creative Tarot: Ever since those sixteenth-century Venetian sonnets mentioned before, artists and writers have been drawn to the tarot, have written about it and pulled from the imagery for their own work. Some were so taken with the experience of reading tarot that they dedicated themselves to constructing entirely new decks.

Complete Book of Tarot: Fact 12: The history of the tarot is fascinating, but you don’t need to know it to read the cards effectively. On the other hand, learning about the origins of the ideas and symbols artists used to illustrate the cards can give you a greater sense of their meaning and place in Western culture. I enjoy understanding the evolution of ideas and historical trends, so I have included numerous comments about history throughout this text. Knowing a little about the history can keep you from falling prey to many of the false ideas about the cards that have been perpetrated over the course of time. Tarot is a fanciful and imaginative process, so it’s nice to keep at least one foot planted on the ground.

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Tarot Triumphs: As our knowledge of Tarot history grows, different theories will probably continue to emerge, and opinions will not be united anytime soon. Finding out what came first, which elements were involved, and how they came together is a hard task. My guess is that there was some kind of conscious infusion of a teaching tradition into the Tarot cards.