Queen of Cups
necklace and bracelets depicts mindfulness over thoughts, speech and actions. The green jewel attached to the ribbons in her hair references the third-eye, or honest-awareness. Because of her emotional control, she has removed the blindness of self-deception that can result from emotional impulses. Both her ribbons and her dress flow downward in a water like fashion showing her capacity for loving nurturing behavior. The shining light appears to beam down directly into her hear showing that she has become a receptive vessel for higher knowledge.
Attitude of the Card
The sensitivity of such a person can lead to creativity. Because the emotional work has been done, this is someone that can truly care about others. Diving into the depths of the water realm, the Queen has seen what is lurking in the dark, but has a commitment to accepting what lurks there as part of herself as well. Having this emotional maturity means that she can work with this "dark matter" and grow with it. It becomes part of her kingdom instead of her enemy.
Energy of the Card
Emotional strength can mean strong emotions - she can really change the weather in a situation. If you have ever heard the phrase "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy" this is the "Mama" that expression applies to. Since her feelings run so deeply, you can count on this Queen for her intuition. From ripples in the water, to great ocean waves, this Queen is aware of all in her Kingdom.
If you're going to gaze into the depths of the water, calm down and hold the cup steady. You are running this show from the feelings outward. If the Queen looks like she is offering you a drink of water, maybe you need to listen to a mature female friend. If you feel this Queen is representing you, remember to tend carefully to the contents of your cup.