the queen of cups is the ultimate feminine motherly queen. she is the queen of the emotional realm. she represents all sides of the feminine, negative and positive. she understands all of the range of emotions, negative and positive. she embraces it all lovingly. she is empathetic, intuitive, compassionate, understanding, and accepting. she sees the world through lens of unconditional love despite knowing what it means to feel pain and heartache, which allows her to accept others for their complete selves, negative and positive. this provides her with an intense power. she shows a commitment to living fully, giving and receiving. she thrives as a mother or in a role of caring for others, but treasures her independence. she values creativity and lives artfully and intuitively without effort. she is beautiful and radiant, inspiring others with this attribute. Jason Gruhl of the Fountain tarot deck writes "She has experienced many things; she knows the pain that escorts love, and the failure that accompanies success. The queen of cups knows your depth and what you are capable of, and more importantly she is your biggest fan." Kris Karr of the Wild Unknown tarot portrays the queen of cups as a swan, saying "Like a true swan when the mother of cups is pushed she becomes aggressive and defensive." she demonstrates that her feminine and empathic qualities do not decrease her strength or power. she is a protector and is undoubtedly loyal to those she loves. the queen of cups is the ocean...she can be calm, she can be influenced by storms and become chaotic and cruel, and she has depths that only she may truly understand.
the queen of cups asks us to embrace all aspects of ourselves, while making the choice to live as our highest selves. we are asked to live authentically and even at times, unapologetically. in order to do this, we must begin to dig into our depths. we must unravel ourselves to let loose and discover our core, to untangle what has been woven through our past experiences, our life circumstances, and what we have been told to be true. we must find where the knots are too tight, where we are hanging on to fears or beliefs that no longer serve us. we must find where threads of our being are intertwined with old stories that we need to release. we must find the edges of our soul that have been frayed from trauma, pain, and heartache. as we unbind ourselves from these knots, only then can we begin to mend the seams. the unraveling process is raw, it takes work, it does not look pretty. we do cannot predict what will come undone within us. but what flows out of us must be accepted and then released. we need to let go and move on. we need to make the choice to see ourselves at our core and not be fearful of what we see. we need to love all of ourselves, but also to release what we do not need to hang on to and bring forth the parts of ourselves we wish to cultivate. we can stitch ourselves together however we wish, but for some time before we do that, we may just let ourselves exist as is, resting loosely, free from what was holding us back, to just be. be with ourselves, get to know what we are made of. to learn to love every thread. from that accepting and loving place, we learn to heal. we may mend the holes, the frayed edges, the damage from the knots. we must go through this unraveling, to we see what lies under our surface, to begin to truly love the depths of ourselves, and then we will be able to put all of ourselves out into the world, to let ourselves be seen truly, to open up to receiving the love we deserve, and thus be able to give from a place of authenticity.