A few years ago, when I left a job, I pulled Tarot cards for all of my colleagues as a farewell gift and pasted them on thank-you cards. One of my supervisors, a devout Jewish woman, got the Queen of Cups. When I listed some of the qualities (loving, caring, devoted…) she said, “Oh. So I got the Jewish mother card?”

Yes, the Queen of Cups is a Mothering card, but that’s not all she is:

On her good days, running into the Queen of Cups in your reading can mean:

  • A devoted partner
  • Falling in love
  • Finding your heart’s desire
  • Being overwhelmed with joy

On her not-so-good days, this card can mean:

  • Being over-sensitive
  • Depression
  • Longing
  • Being overwhelmed with “the feels” (as the kids say)

* A note: the Queen of Cups Reversed is more likely to mean the not-so-good things. 

All Court Cards can mean roles we play. How does the Queen of Cups manifest as a role you play?

This four card reading, using the Queen of Cups, can provide a clue:


Top card: Queen of Cups. Bottom cards: How are YOU the Queen of Cups?

In my reading, I got the 6 of Pentacles, the Ace of Cups, and the 9 of Swords, Reversed. I see the 6 of Pentacles as a card of giving. I see the Ace of Cups as pure feelings. I see the 9 of Swords as stress, but reversed, I see it as something comforting.

What role does the Queen of Cups mean for me? When it represents me in a reading, it is a call for me to give and share, to be open with my emotions, to offer comfort. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the Court Cards, I am offering a class focusing solely on those cards on August 9th at 7 p.m. at Mind Body Soul Yoga studio in Washington Heights, NYC! More information and registration at this link.

Don’t forget! My July special is still available. $35 half-hour readings (normally $50). Buy ’em now, use them anytime over the next twelve months!