Today’s card is the Queen of Cups. Often the court cards signal the arrival or influence of a woman in your life. She will be in her 40s or older with light brown hair and blue or green eyes. Represented the energy of a Queen, this card traditionally portrays a sensitive, vulnerable, omniscient woman who offers unconditional love. She is supremely empathic — sometimes to a fault. Her caring nature exposes her to everybody else’s emotions and needs. This person sometimes has difficulty identifying her own best interests in the midst of her responsiveness to others. As a result, she sometimes appears slightly unfocused or perhaps overwhelmed, filled as she is with “spirits”. She represents the Grail Queen, as well as the ‘Goddess’ of the family.
This card asks us to exercise our empathy. Be nurturing to others in a way that allows them to understand what ‘it’ is all about. The Queen of Cups encourages you to be generous, kind and forgiving. Support the ability of others to get what they want. Also remember at this time that, as with anyone in a care-taking position, you have a fine line to walk. You do not want your loved ones or teammates to become complacent or dependent, as if they can take your support for granted with little or no consideration for your needs. Cultivate an awareness of love as freely giving and receiving. In the process, help clarify the important difference between receiving energy and taking it. Do not allow your willingness to give be misunderstood or abused, as if it were a weakness. Know when to draw the line and then let the love flow.
May you be the recipient of, or appreciated for, some much needed mothering today.