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Queen of Cups Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Queen of Cups

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

cups-13, queen-of-cups, queen, cups

Description

She is beautiful, fair, and dreamy; as if she sees visions in her cup. This is, however, only one of her sides; she sees, but she also acts, and her activity feeds her dream.

Meaning of Queen of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Good, fair woman; honest, devoted woman, who will do service to the Querent; loving intelligence, and from it the gift of vision; success, happiness, pleasure; also wisdom, virtue; a perfect spouse and a good mother.

Reversed

Good woman; otherwise, distinguished woman but one not to be trusted; perverse woman; vice, dishonor, depravity.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

A fair woman. The loved one. The mistress of a house.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Sometimes denotes a woman of equivocal character.

Reversed

A rich marriage for a man and a distinguished one for a woman.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

An excursion. A journey. A prevented visit Delayed journey.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A fair Woman, Success, Happiness, Advantage, Pleasure

Reversed

A Woman in good position, but intermeddling, and to be distrusted; Success, but with some attendant trouble.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Fair, good-natured woman

Reversed

she has had an unhappy love affair.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

the lady is loved; quiet love; the person will obtain a rich wife; betrothal; marriage; the lady will consent.

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