When a Queen shows up in a Tarot reading, she often brings a message of nurturing and with the Queen of Cups (Water of Water), what we ought to nurture are our inner senses. We do this naturally as children. For instance, we hum to ourselves, daydream and doodle. We skip along the forest path looking for fairies, not yet realising that these activities are considered childish and pretty useless in the eyes of the world.
“Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more.”
― C. JoyBell C.
The Queen of Cups offers you a cup of inspiration. What does it taste like? How can you nurture your inner senses? What creative pursuits will blossom from this?
As a mystic, this Queen also offers a Cup of reconnection with the Divine. Because it is only through the inner senses that we can truly connect with the world of Spirit. It is not that God is not visible in the 3D world around us, it is that the filter installed in our minds keeps us from seeing God there until we open up to the vastness within.
Affirmation: “I trust my inner senses.“
Queen of Cups Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God, I ask for the grace to value my inner senses equally alongside my five senses today. Help me to not limit myself. Re-open the eyes of my heart and clear the lens of my third eye. Help me to pay attention to and honour the whispers of the soul. Guide me to the people and pursuits that will help bring my inner and outer worlds into balance. Amen and so it is!
Element: Water of Water
Zodiac Sign: Cancer – For timing purposes, the first two decans of Cancer and the third decan of Gemini
Archangel: Gabriel, ruler of the Element of Water
Gemstones: Pearl, selenite, moonstone
Scents: Jasmine and the scent of the ocean
The Queen of Cups in Love and Relationships
“I’m very sensitive in real life. I will start to cry if someone is crying, even if it’s not appropriate. I have that thing in me, a weakness or sensitivity.“
~ Jessica Chastain
Highly sensitive, receptive, gentle, imaginative and intuitive, this fragile flower epitomises femininity to many men. Because of her extreme receptivity, it becomes easy for others to project onto her their ideals as well as their dislikes.
She lets you speak your mind and you feel truly listened to.
This Queen will go along with pretty much whatever you fancy. If you are happy then so is she.
She cares when you stub your toe. The Queen of Wands might laugh at you but the Queen of Cups will be there to rub some Arnica cream on it and kiss it better. (Or she will if it doesn’t happen in the middle of her favourite soap opera, in which case she’ll be too absorbed to even notice.)
You’ll always feel like you’re the man in the house.
Her hunches are often spot on, so if you learn to trust them they can help you with anything from advancing your career to seeing the doctor before anything nasty develops.
To get her way without having to speak her mind, she learns to manipulate others emotionally at a young age.
Tears are her weapon of choice.
It can be tricky to get to know her because of her somewhat nebulous nature.
She prefers daydreams and flights of fancy to housework and easily forgets where she puts things. It helps if you have had police search training if you plan on building a home with the Queen of Cups!
Type of date she prefers
Honestly, as long as you’re happy she’ll be happy. Just don’t take her to see a horror film if you care about her sleep at all.
How to win the heart of the Queen of Cups
If you truly desire to win this Queen’s heart, then make her feel like the princess she knows she was born to be.
Write her a heartfelt poem or compose a song in her honour and she will feel that you see her soul. It’s extremely important to her to feel deeply connected.
It’s all about the soul connection.
Her best match
The King of Pentacles, because he keeps her grounded. However, the Knight of Cups is the one who will win her heart. She may end up marrying the former and lusting after the latter.
Her worst match
The Knight of Wands a) because he wants her body and not her soul and b) thinks she’s faking it (even when she isn’t).
Situation, Challenge, Opportunity and Action Advice
Situation: Nurturing wounded emotions is the most important thing you can do now
Challenge: Emotional manipulation should be avoided at all costs
Opportunity: A chance to confide in someone who truly cares and who may even be able to provide psychic guidance
Action Advice: Nurture your own psychic ability
The Marseille Tarot image in this post is from the CBD Tarot by Yoav Ben-Dov.