Everybody’s A Pisces. The beautiful Queen of Cups is the Queen of the Season, and we consider her many desirable attributes: she (or he) is psychic, sympathetic, affectionate, poetic, artistic, and easy on the eyes as is always said about this dreamy Queen of Water. Beauty, being in the eye of the beholder, this card can represent your mother, sister, wife or any woman you love who is, of course, the most beautiful woman in the world in your eyes. Today the Queen is in the lead – to the right, the future position – yet she is looking back (Morgan-Greer) or to the left.
How appropriate that she should be watching the card in the center today – the potentially back stabbing 5 of Swords. (Gemini/Libra/Aquarius). I’m feeling this is about avoiding open conflict – at all costs.
In the Wild Unknown deck the Queen of Cups is the Mother of Cups, a white goose protectively covering a stemmed wine glass with its outstretched wing. Mother Goose.
The ugly 5 of Swords is the energy today which is most undesirable. The ‘win at all cost’ card is not nice and doesn’t play nice. But the characters on the card are key – in the foreground, a hooded human in the shadows holds 3 swords it seems has ‘won’ yet 2 more lie at his (or her) feet having been ‘surrendered’ by 2 humans we watch depart the scene – it’s not worth the fight. It is interesting that the lower half of the hooded face of the sneak on the 5 of Swords, in profile, could very well be the Queen of Cups, also in profile, facing the same direction…perhaps the Queen has had a little ‘work’ done? This combination can talk about plastic surgery. Venus is about all things beautiful and feminine and the Aquarian is all about this New Age – the Queen of Water loves her spa days. Behind her we see the same wobbly water that we see behind her King, yet she is as placid as a lake. I feel the 5 of Swords today is talking about avoiding open conflict. She is not the most intelligent or intellectual of the Queens, and as pretty as she may be, she (or he) didn’t get to be Queen by being a delicate little lily. She is in the upright in these cards, and I’d rather enjoy her positive energy which is sympathetic and patient – and so would she.
The cup itself she contemplates is a matter of consideration. In Olden Tyme decks, the cup has a strange, ornate gold temple-like cover on it, as if she covers her secrets and impressions in order to protect them. On the Morgan-Greer version, the gold cup is oversized and not covered – the cups being associated with our own hearts, it’s an interesting detail. Mother Goose of the Wild Unknown deck extends her wing protectively over an open, uncovered cup. Crowley’s Queen, of course, is a strange long beaked blue bird that seems to be tripping on its own reflection in an abstract blue pond as what appears to be a UFO hovers overhead. Of course. It’s too early for that.
Pisces is represented by a fish in the stars, or rather a pair of fish. One of my favorite lessons of the ICHING is about obstacles: if a fish, happily ‘going with the flow’ and swimming downstream comes up against a rock, he does not try to go through the rock. He simply goes around it or over it and continues on. The Queen of Cups knows this, and is giving me that vibe – at least through her season (March 20).
The Past and the pile o ‘money that is the 10 of Coins or Pentacles or Earth (Virgo/Taurus/Capricorn) has, I have discovered, some wild and various interpretations but there is always a lot of money involved. With this card in the past you could have had issues with money growing up. The Queen of Cups was a Princess, no doubt, and may have been born into it. This card often mean family problems, especially the kind that come up with inheritance or property, and especially when there is this much money involved, 10 being the maximum of the suit.
Perhaps I’m stealing a bunch of ideas from that ‘Renovation Home’ series I can’t get enough of. People buy castles and historic manors and mills and restore them as a historian researches the history of the properties and buildings, and it’s fascinating. At the beginning of each episode the buyers tell us what they’ve budgeted for the extensive crazy renovations and it’s hilarious. Not one of them has even been remotely within budget except one guy who was a millionaire and money was no object and I hope he still is. Inspired by my successful horse stall rebuild after the winds, I’m now wondering if I can’t built her a whole house of her own. There’s a stone castle- like family property on the 10 of Coins, a card of legacy, family and family history.
These Swords could be intellectual property – ideas, writings, credits, and someone may be taking credit for your work as always suggested by this ambitious card, or, in this spread, your actual physical property, bank account or trust fund.
I think the Queens’ cup is relevant today. Although the Morgan-Greer Queen does not cover her cup, she’s probably legally ‘covered’ – the Swords are all things legal including legal conflicts and lawsuits.
This may even be competition for this beautiful human – many ships have been launched, crimes committed, and wars fought over a beautiful face.