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Queen of Cups Art and Meaning

Rider 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.

About the Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Meaning of Queen of Cups from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

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.

Reversed

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

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.