The Queen has been able to transform her Cup by uniting feeling with intention: how she regards it indicates her awareness and clear-sightedness, and, in a reading, this card encourages us to do the same. The Queen counsels that we allow our heart to guide us, and with love always as the driving force behind our actions. Her throne is connected to both the land and the sea, and she sits comfortably at this point of convergence.
This card speaks of an innately nurturing and caring personality, and could represent ourselves or someone else in our lives; the reader’s intuition and surrounding cards will help with this. The Queen also points to the importance of trusting our intuition, especially in terms of relationships and creative projects that we may have begun or are considering. She assures us that the love we carry within us is our greatest strength.
The reversed Queen can indicate that we are not allowing our heart and intuition to guide us, and we may be feeling stressed and out of alignment with ourselves by not expressing our true desires or following the path that we are meant to walk. We are in danger of losing the connection between what is in our heart, and how this manifests in the actions we take. In this case, the reversed Queen asks us to reconnect with our inner selves to once more find our balance and to use the voice within as our guide.
The reversed Queen of Cups sometimes suggests that we have expended so much energy in looking after others that our own needs have not been met, and we may be feeling drained. Here, she advises us to practice self-love and to spend some time nurturing ourselves.
The Queen of Cups is the epitome of spiritual connectivity with the world around us, and with a profound awareness of the self. She shows what is possible when we stay true to ourselves and move from the heart in everything we do.