Your Chosen Card – Queen of Cups Upright Thoth 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 querents 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 Gemini20 Cancer. Tropical, 11 June12 July; sidereal, 06 July06 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.
Crowley/Thoth: Queen of the Thrones of the Waters. Dreamy, receptive, tranquil, reflective, imaginative, kind, poetic, unruffled, coquettish, prone to fantasy. The traits displayed depend on the dignity of the card.
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 Thoth 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.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
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 virtuesJustice, Strength, and Temperanceall 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:
Creative Tarot: Then there are those who respond not to the synchronicity but to the randomness itself. The meaningless part of it. The twentieth-century avant-garde composer John Cage provides perhaps the best example/way to explain this part of it, even though he chose the I Ching over the tarot to help him compose his projects, the most famous of these being his Music of Changes. The ancient Chinese text, said to date as far back as the tenth century BC, is similar to the tarot, except that it uses tiles or coins rather than tarot cards, and a large book that helps you interpret the patterns formed when you conduct a reading. Cage would ask a question about the composition he was working on, cast the tiles, and then use the answers found in the book to make changes to the music.
Complete Book of Tarot: Third-party readings. A querent may ask you to consult the cards for someone who is not present. Most readers believe you should only do a reading for the querent and avoid consulting the cards to garner information about someone who has not given permission, as it is tantamount to spying. The tarot is not a granny cam. In the words of Hippocrates, ‘Whatever I may happen to obtain knowledge of, if it be not proper to repeat, I will keep it sacred and secret within my own breast.’
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Tarot Triumphs: Once you have become familiar with the basic ways of interpreting the cards (in this case, the keynotes just given), you can start to see how they work in combination. This is the main basis of Tarot divination, and it takes pride of place in the Fool’s Mirror layout. I hope this will become clearer over the next few chapters, where the relating of the cards to each other gives the reading its individuality and relevance.