Short meaning: A sensitive, beautiful woman who is in touch with her sensual side. She is aware of her attractiveness and uses it to her advantage stirring feelings of love, lust and envy in others. Whether a friend or a rival, you have something to learn from her. It is time to pay more attention to your own sensuality and embrace the Queen of Cups within.
In-depth meaning: In a reading, this card could show that the Subject is stirring up feelings in other people because they are looking, and feeling, their best. If not, they should be taking time out to pamper and indulge in things that will make them feel more confident and desirable. There is nothing wrong with feeling attractive and being wanted by other people.
The Queen of Cups is highly desirable and she is very aware, and in total control, of her ability to inspire love and devotion. She knows the impact she has on the people she meets and will use it for her own gain, to some extent. She is a complex person because whilst she is led by her feelings and is, by nature, an emotional being, she is very careful not to show it outwardly, being incredibly protective about her own feelings.
She has some traits similar to the Knight, in that she can change emotional allegiance quickly and easily. This is because she is driven and motivated by emotion. If she sees or finds something that takes her fancy she will easily justify the most callous of actions.
Notes on the image: The image shows a Queen in luxurious gold and green clothing, she is beautiful and approachable as shown by the child kneeling at her feet. She holds her hands ready to accept the Cup offered to her, and smiles gently, to show her caring side. She does not stoop to reach it, however, showing the control she has over her own actions/emotions which she reserves for her own will. It is a small, rather poor, urchin at her feet, who holds the Cup up to her, and who portrays the devotion she inspires in all she meets, despite their status or situation – she knows exactly how to use her allure to the full.