09/11/11: Emotional Hangover? | Queen of Cups

queen-of-cups-tarot-meaningI love my Cancer friends. They have ginormous hearts! They are sweet and kind and touchingly protective of their tribe. Few things are as moving as a Cancer’s love. There’s a purity that’s fierce.

There are times, though, when I see emotional squishiness costs in terms of clarity. Once the emotion starts flowing freely, it’s pretty easy to wind up drunk before you know what hit you. The line blurs between reality and imagination; emotions take on a life of their own and you’d best find yourself a designated driver when the full force kicks in. (Look for some Earth energy.)

Today’s Tarot is the Queen of Cups or Queen of the Thrones of the Water, associated with Water in Water (or Cancer, as Cardinal Water). She’s a very watery lady, this queen! I sometimes see her in reference to therapy, introspection, sentimentality, intuitive work, or just flat out emotionality. This version from the Housewives Tarot is clearly not on her first drink, you know?

The Queen of Cups reminds us to take stock of our emotions. What’s in that drink, anyway? And how much have you had? Just enough to relax, with a free flow of feeling, or so much as to secure a killer hangover? You may not have been counting the drinks, but the tab always comes due. So while it’s easy enough to get lost in the fog for better or worse, stopping to ground and reassess regularly will help prevent reveler’s remorse later.

Do you relate to the Queen of Cups?

The Housewives Tarot
by Paul Kepple

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