What does the queen of cups tarot card mean?

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The queen of cups is part of the Minor Arcana deck of tarot cards and is part of the Cups suit.

Keywords: Empathy, intuition, virtue, wisdom


The Queen of Cups is a warm and compassionate woman, often a mother-figure or teacher. She is artistically talented and has a vivid imagination. This card usually represents somebody in your life who you feel you can talk to and take inspiration from. She is very calm and nurturing, and knows just what to say. She has a strong intuition and is very wise, so she gives excellent advice. This person may be who you turn to in a difficult situation for counsel. Listen carefully to what she has to say, as she will steer you in the right direction.

Reverse Keywords: Insecurity, vanity, immorality, deceit

Reverse Meaning

In reverse, the Queen of Cups is a sign that you are being too dependent on other people. In a relationship, you may be too worried about how the other person perceives you, or are too reliant on them. This could lead to codependency and suffocating your partner, leading them to want to step back and give themselves some breathing space. The Queen of Cups leads with her heart and not her head, meaning you may be lacking common sense and making silly mistakes. Examine your current actions and make sure that you’re not ignoring your intuition.

Other Minor Arcana Cards (in the Cups suit)