Queen of Cups



A light-skinned, naked figure with long blue hair is seen in profile. They have split the earth into two halves to form cups and are drinking nectar from one of the halves. The nectar spills down their chin and onto their other hand, which is holding the other half of the earth (also full of nectar). The background is a blue ombre.

Key words

Upright: compassion, calm, intuition, empathy

Reversed: martyrdom, jealousy, co-dependence

Reflection questions

  • How can I find a healthy middle ground between my own emotional needs and the needs of those around me?
  • How can I build more meaningful and authentic connections with the people around me?
  • How can I become a more nurturing and supportive presence in the lives of those around me?

Queen of Cups Upright

The Queen of Cups represents an intuitive, compassionate person who is an effective communicator. They support their loved ones, holding space for their emotions without taking those emotions on for themselves. They encourage you to nurture your personal relationships while maintaining healthy boundaries.

Queen of Cups Reversed

The Queen of Cups in reverse often shows up when there is a need to set boundaries in one’s relationships. You may create situations where people rely on you because you like to feel needed, or perhaps you focus on others’ emotional well-being to avoid working on yourself. Get in touch with your intuition, don’t be afraid to feel your feelings, and maintain proper boundaries with the people in your life.