Excerpt from Dark Days Tarot Guidebook by Emily Mundy:
The Queen of Cups
The Queen of Cups is the goddess of emotions. She is nurturing, compassionate, sensitive, sensual, and sensing. She is the pure force of water, like a mirror reflecting the hidden depths of others back to them. She reveals mysteries to others through intuition and innate empathy. Inverted, this card points to the power of emotional turbulence. Drowning in cyclical emotional patterns or codependency only perpetuates insecurity and exhaustion. If tipped left, excavate into the root of a stagnant emotional energy that drags you into tempestuous currents. Tipped right implies that the querent is leading with their emotions (which can be transformative when gracefully engaged with reason and intuition). Upright, the Queen of Cups points to the heart of the matter and the emotional intelligence to uncover it. Use this card’s energy to affirm as well as release.
upright: emotional intelligence; understanding; reflection; the matter at hand
right: leading with emotions; following the heart
left: emotional weight; tumult
reversed: codependency; fear of breaking emotional patterns
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