Mother of Cups
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.
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.