In Tarot, the Queen of Cups is the ruler of the sign of Cancer, and, as far as I'm concerned, the Queen of Summer (though some may argue the Queen of Wands holds that title :-).
The Queen of Cups also came up a few weeks ago as the message for how we can deal with and heal from the emotional intensity of 2020.
The Queen of Cups is best known as the Compassionate Queen, but I wanted to look deeper into her archetype.
In this New Moon in Cancer video, we discuss 3 lessons that I found in the symbolism of the Queen of Cups that can help us to handle emotional intensity with dignity, strength and grace.
#1. A Queen is a DEVOUT Believer in Her Own Self-Worth.
#2. A Queen Loves All of Herself COMPLETELY...Even the Darkness.
#3. A Queen Rules with Compassion...Even In An Unruly Kingdom.
This Full Moon arrives in the sign of Sagittarius. Sagittarius, the Archer, is all about truth and expansion. Sagittarians are often considered to be some of the most honest and straightforward people in the zodiac! I've heard it said that if you think you look ugly in that dress...well, don't ask a Sagittarian if you look ugly in that dress! :-)
This Full Moon brings that same energy, casting its full lunar light on things and revealing them - for better and for ugly - the Truth of the situation.
This Full Moon also brings movement and expansion. This is a time of change, and not just any change but change for the better. Sagittarius is also an incredibly optimistic sign.
And of course, this Full Moon - like ALL Full Moons - is a time of release and forgiveness. Holding onto pain long-term can poison us. Yes our pain has use. Yes it can be harnessed for change and good. But it also needs to be tended to and cut back and pruned like wild vines. Otherwise it can strangle us. It's Full Moon time - time for release and transmutation.
In this vlog, we discuss this, as well as the Eight of Wands Tarot card.