Tarot Tuesday, April 18: The Queen of Cups

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Read on to find out what the Queen of Cups has in store for you!

Welcome to Tarot Tuesday!

Each Tuesday I will be pulling a card from my grandmother’s tarot deck and writing about what the card could mean for the signs, broken up by element. The elements of the zodiac are Fire (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), Earth (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), Air (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), and Water (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces). I may pull cards that I have pulled before, but that doesn’t mean that the individual sign readings will be the same as before. The readings will also correlate with which sign the moon is in currently and which houses the signs and presently reside in. This week the moon is in Aries.

I may pull a card from the major arcana, representing our inner wisdom. Or I may pull a suit card, representing outside influences. I may even pull a court card signifying a specific person in your life. This card can help you set your intention for the rest of the week or it can provide a visualization of your current situation. Don’t forget to check your moon and rising signs as well as your sun sign. You can check your birth chart placements here. 

The Queen of Cups

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This week I pulled a court card, the Queen of Wands. This is the card of love and commitment. A Queen card can represent a feminine person (often a matriarchal figure and/or authority figure) who must balance home life and work life.

Cups are the suit of romance and emotion. This suit can represent all stages of love, whether it be new, unrequited, or long-standing. When a cup card comes up in a reading it can mean that we must make a decision based on emotion rather than logic. This suit reminds us that it is okay to listen to our hearts rather than our heads sometimes.

In my grandmother’s deck, the card is depicted as an feminine figure, the queen, sitting on an ornate stone throne with small mermaid figures carved into it. The queen wears a white and light blue gown with a cloak fastened with a red seashell at the base of her neck. She also wears a large golden crown. She holds a huge golden object in her hand. The object could be a replica of the ark of the covenant since there are two small angel figurines on either side of it. Her throne sits on a beach that appears to be covered in small stones and/or seashells.

Though the card’s image may vary from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. The Queen of Cups can represent a feminine figure who is the object of affection or who is contemplating having kids. This could represent a feminine person who has found love or will find love soon. When this card pops up in a reading, it means that the querent is ready for commitment. This card can also symbolize psychic powers or a prosperous career in the spiritual or healing arts.

The Queen of Cups card comes with a warning. This card can mean that the querent or the feminine person in question may be giving too much of themselves.

What This Card Means For Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

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Fire signs are ruled by their passion and drive. The Queen of Cups speaks to your desire to find a person or environment that will ignite your zest for life.

Aries, don’t be afraid to fall in love again! This card wants you to enthusiastically jump back into the dating pool. Love may be closer than you think.

Leo,  if you feel stuck in a rut, then this card wants you to expand your horizons and put yourself out there. You may just meet someone special.

Sagittarius, this card wants you to find someone who will spark the passion that has laid dormant within you for too long.

What This Card Means For Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

man hugging girlfriend from behind

Earth signs are ruled by their dedication and desire. The Queen of Cups speaks to your need for healing, security, and joy.

Taurus, this card wants you to heal your inner child and examine your dreams. Ask yourself “what do I truly want from a healthy relationship?”

Virgo, this card wants you to let go of a past relationship. The sooner you let go of a negative experience, the sooner you can find a healthier relationship.

Capricorn, if you are in a relationship, then this card wants you to consider taking the next step with your partner. Now is a good time to discuss cohabitation or marriage.

What This Card Means For Air Signs (Aquarius, Gemini, Libra)

couple having a meaningful conversation

Air signs are ruled by their compassion and independence. The Queen of Cups speaks to your desire to connect with others on a more emotional level.

Aquarius, this card wants you to work on your communicative skills with your significant other. You and your partner may be in need of some emotional validation.

Gemini,  if you are single, this card says that your future significant other may be closer than you realize. They may already be part of your community or inner circle.

Libra, if you have a significant other, then this card wants you to reinvigorate that relationship. Keep the lines of communication open and try to reignite that spark.

What This Card Means For Water Signs (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio)

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Water signs are ruled by their empathy and imagination. This card may hold more significance for you because the Cups are the suit of water. The Queen of Cups speaks to your desire to feel safe and secure in your personal and professional life.

Pisces, if you are single, then this card wants you to ask yourself what you value in a partner. If you are in a relationship, then this card wants you to have a financial discussion with your significant other.

Cancer, if you are trapped in a hostile work environment, then this card wants you to go where you find a career that you love and will bring you a sense of personal and spiritual fulfillment.

Scorpio, a bad work environment may be severely impacting your mental and emotional health. This card wants you to reach out to a mental health professional or a confidant that can provide some emotional healing.

Tune in next week for another Tuesday Tarot Pull! In honor of the Queen of Cups, let’s listen to 60’s classic by Shocking Blue!

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