Queen of Cups Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
cups-13, queen-of-cups, queen, cups
DescriptionBeautiful, fair, dreamy--as one who sees visions in a cup. This is, however, only one of her aspects; she sees, but she also acts, and her activity feeds her dream.
Meaning of Queen of Cups from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Beautiful, fair, dreamy--as one who sees visions in a cup. This is, however, only one of her aspects; she sees, but she also acts, and her activity feeds her dream.
The accounts vary; good woman; otherwise, distinguished woman but one not to be trusted; perverse woman; vice, dishonour, 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
Sometimes denotes a woman of equivocal character.
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
A fair Woman, Success, Happiness, Advantage, Pleasure
A Woman in good position, but intermeddling, and to be distrusted; Success, but with some attendant trouble.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
Fair, good-natured woman
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.