I’ve written interpretations for every card in the Wild Unknown Tarot. As the box of the deck states, there are no rights or wrongs. These are simply my perspectives on the tarot card meanings. I hope you find them useful!
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Mother of Cups Tarot Card Meanings in the Wild Unknown
The Mother of Cups lives in a world shrouded by both mystery and beauty. She dwells in the night-time, just as the Empress and the High Priestess did. Night-time is the realm of the feminine and of inward flowing energy. However, if you look closely, there are white vertical lines dispersed in the black background. There’s a bit of the opposite contained within the darkness.
The Mother herself stands out, a white swan against a black background. She faces to the left, the direction associated with mystery and yin energy. One wing is outstretched gracefully over an intricate goblet. Blue, purple and pink stars sparsely dot the sky behind her. These colors are often associated with spirituality and receptivity.
The Mother of Cups has more mature emotional intelligence than the son or daughter. She is wise to the deeper implications of the world, she sees more than just what meets the eye. She is highly sensitive, yet does not let her sensitivities overwhelm her. Her intuition can seem almost magical. She easily senses what type of care and love is needed in a given situation.
As a court card, the Mother of Cups represents an aspect of the human psyche (For a deeper explanation of the court cards, see this post). This card is associated with the part of you that feels a deep connection to many different life forms. She represents your sensitivity to the world of dreams and myths. She asks you to embody her ideals of living with kindness and compassion.
Queen of Cups Tarot Card Meanings in General
The more common title for this card is the Queen of Cups. The tarot Queens have an internal mastery of the energy of their suit. As such, the Queen of Cups is adept in the watery energy of emotions. The Queen of Cups is highly tuned in to her own feelings, and she is also strongly empathetic. She is aware of the subtle undercurrents of emotions in herself and in others.
The Queen of Cups lives life in a heart-centered manner. Kindness is usually her ideal intention. This doesn’t mean she is naive. In fact, unlike the more starry-eyed emotional approach of the Son/Knight and Daughter/Cups, the Queen has a more holistic understanding of emotions. She can process even the most difficult of feelings while remaining centered.
In a reading
The Mother of Cups can ask you to tap into the traits within yourself that align with her personality. Emotional sensitivity could be needed in a situation. This card can be a gentle reminder to tune into your own feeling states as well as the feeling states of others. There is a time for rationality and logic, but the Mother of Cups reminds us that intuition, trust and the whole spectrum of human emotion can and should also be integrated into our daily lives.