Queen of Tarot

The ancient wisdom of the cards

Tarot Reading love and future commitment and contentment

Reading Performed 05/06/2023 at 10:51 PM

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The querent is the card that this user felt represented them or their situation best.


Card Meaning When Upright

Power, energy, action, courage, generosity; also complete success and honors.

Card Description

A woman, over whose head is the same symbol of life seen in the Magician card, closes the jaws of a lion. Her benevolent strength has already subdued the lion, which is being led by a leash of flowers. Fortitude, in one of its most exalted aspects, is connected with the Divine Mystery of Union. It connects also with untouched innocence, and with the strength that resides in contemplation. These higher meanings are hinted at in a concealed manner by the leash of flowers, which signifies the sweet yoke and the light burden of Divine Law, when it has been taken into the heart of hearts. The card has nothing to do with ordinary self-confidence—it concerns the confidence of those whose strength is God and have found their refuge in Him. In one sense, the lion signifies the animal passions, and the lady called Strength signifies the higher nature of Man in his liberation. The higher nature of Man has walked upon the asp and the basilisk and has trodden down the lion and the dragon (see Psalm 91:13).

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The Meanings of these Tarot Cards

This Covers You

This card gives the influence which is affecting the person or matter of inquiry generally, the atmosphere of it in which the other currents work.

Eight of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Work, employment, jobs, craftsmanship; skill in craft and business, perhaps at an entry level.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

A young man in business who has relations with the Querent; a dark girl.

Card Description

An artist at his work in stone, which he exhibits in the form of trophies.

This Crosses You

It shows the nature of the obstacles in the matter. If it is a favourable card, the opposing forces will not be serious, or it may indicate that something good in itself will not be productive of good in the particular connexion.

Ten of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Advantage, profit, success, favor, but none of these are permanent; also power and authority.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Victory and consequent fortune for a soldier in war.

Card Description

A figure lies on the ground, pierced by the swords of the card.

This Crowns You

It represents (a) the Querent's aim or ideal in the matter; (b) the best that can be achieved under the circumstances, but that which has not yet been made actual.

Ace of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Immaculate love, joy, contentment, home, nourishment, abundance, fertility.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Inflexible will, unalterable law.

Card Description

A hand extending from a cloud bears a cup pouring out four streams. Calm water lies beneath, and on it are waterlilies. A dove bearing in its beak a communion wafer marked with a cross descends to place the wafer in the cup. Dew falls around the cup on all sides.

This is Beneath You

It shows the foundation or basis of the matter, that which has already passed into actuality and which the Significator has made his own.

Four of Pentacles from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Suspense, delay, opposition.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Observation, hindrances.

Card Description

A crowned figure with a pentacle over his head clasps another pentacle with his hands and arms. Two pentacles lie beneath his feet. He holds on to what he has.

This is Behind You

It gives the influence that is just passed, or is now passing away.

The Star from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Loss, theft, deprivation, abandonment.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

The Star, Dog-Star, or Sirius, also called fantastically the Star of the Magi. Grouped about it are seven minor luminaries, and beneath it is a naked female figure, with her left knee upon the earth and her right foot upon the water. She is in the act of pouring fluids from two vessels. A bird is perched on a tree near her; for this a butterfly on a rose has been substituted in some later cards. So also the Star has been called that of Hope. This is one of the cards which Court de Gebelin describes as wholly Egyptian-that is to say, in his own reverie.

Card Description

A large, radiant star of eight points, surrounded by seven lesser stars—also of eight points. The female figure in the foreground is entirely naked. Her left knee is on the land and her right foot on the water. She pours the Water of Life from two great pitchers, irrigating sea and land. Behind her is rising ground, and on the right a shrub on which a bird perches. The figure expresses eternal youth and beauty. The star is l'etoile flamboyante, a symbol of Freemasonry. The figure communicates to the earth around her the substance of the heavens and the elements.

This is Before You

It shows the influence that is coming into action and will operate in the near future.

Queen of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When 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.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Sometimes denotes a woman of equivocal character.

Card 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.

Your Self

Signifies the person or thing about which the question has been asked, and shows its position or attitude in the circumstances.

The Empress from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Light, truth, the unraveling of complex matters, public rejoicing, indecision.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings (When Upright)

The Empress, who is sometimes represented with full face, while her correspondence, the Emperor, is in profile. As there has been some tendency to ascribe a symbolical significance to this distinction, it seems desirable to say that it carries no inner meaning. The Empress has been connected with the ideas of universal fecundity and in a general sense with activity.

Card Description

A stately seated figure, having rich clothing and royal appearance, a daughter of heaven and earth. Her circlet holds twelve stars gathered in a cluster. The symbol of Venus is on the shield, which rests near her. A field of corn is ripening in front of her, and beyond there is a waterfall. The scepter she bears is topped by the globe of this world.

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Your House

Your environment and the tendencies at work therein which have an effect on the matter €”for instance, your position in life, the influence of immediate friends, and so forth.

Seven of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Desire, will, determination, project.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Success, if accompanied by the Three of Cups.

Card Description

Cups holding strange visions are presented to a figure in the foreground, as if offering a choice.

Your Hopes and Fears

Knight of Swords from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Upright

Skill, bravery, capacity, defense; hostility, wrath, war, destruction, opposition, resistance, ruin. This may sometimes signify death, but it carries this meaning only when near other cards of fatality.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

A soldier, man of arms, satellite, stipendiary; heroic action predicted for soldier.

Card Description

A knight rides at full speed, as if scattering his enemies. He is the prototypical hero of romantic chivalry. He might almost be Galahad, whose sword is swift and sure because he is clean of heart.

The Final Result

The culmination which is brought about by the influences shewn by the other cards that have been turned up in the divination.

Temperance from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Card Meaning When Reversed

Things connected with churches, religions, sects, the priesthood, sometimes even a priest who will marry the Querent; also separation, unfortunate combinations, competing interests.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings (When Upright)

Temperance. The winged figure of a female--who, in opposition to all doctrine concerning the hierarchy of angels, is usually allocated to this order of ministering spirits--is pouring liquid from one pitcher to another. In his last work on the Tarot, Dr. Papus abandons the traditional form and depicts a woman wearing an Egyptian head-dress. The first thing which seems clear on the surface is that the entire symbol has no especial connexion with Temperance, and the fact that this designation has always obtained for the card offers a very obvious instance of a meaning behind meaning, which is the title in chief to consideration in respect of the Tarot as a whole.

Card Description

A winged angel, with the sign of the sun on its forehead, and on its breast the square and triangle of the septenary (symbolism of the number seven). The androgynous figure pours the essences of life from chalice to chalice. It has one foot on the earth and one on water, illustrating the nature of the essences being poured. A direct path leads to heights on the horizon, and above shines a great light, through which a crown can be vaguely seen. Here is some part of the Secret of Eternal Life, as available to man in this existence.

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