The Queen of Cups

Within the context of the tarot deck, the Queen of Cups represents one of the most compassionate, gentle and loving archetypes. She a strong feminine energy and is Queen in the realm of emotions. The blue that is integrated into her garment represents water and is a symbol of the unconscious mind. She is deeply intuitive. The floral elements in both her headdress and garment represent her connection to the earth and her capacity for nurturing those around her. The enclosed shapes are the symbols for the cups (imagine two cups stacked top and bottom). The closed cup shape further illustrates her intuition. The negative space between the symbols forms a heart shape, a representation of her loving nature and the evolution between the Queen of Cups tarot card and the Queen of Hearts in modern card decks.