Queen of Cups/Mother of Water

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The Queen of Cups, with her double water elemental energy, is one of the most intuitive cards, rivaled only by the intuition of the High Priestess.  She functions almost exclusively through her intuition in a way that seems to defy logic.  The Queen of Cups is deeply loving, nurturing, calm and compassionate.  The queen is a master of her emotions.  She holds the only cup in the deck that is covered, an indication that her thoughts come from deep within her unconscious mind.  The Queen of Cups is surrounded by angels, a sea nymph, fish, and shells.  All these symbols suggest the subconscious.  She’s surrounded by water, symbolic of emotion.  However, notice how her feet aren’t actually touching the water.  She’s in control of her emotions and is calm, cool and patient.  Continue reading