(She is from the Druidcraft Tarot)
In the Celtic tradition, water symbolizes the subconscious, the eternal knowledge, the spirit that resides just underneath our daily doings...this is why the Salmon is sacred...it traverses this knowledge, it lives in this understanding and can tell us what we need to know...
The Queen of Cups tells of a woman who can see beneath the surface. A woman who rests in her knowledge of what she glimpses. She goes to the water and dips in her cup. She sips from it. She closes her eyes and understands.
There is no need to rush. What must happen comes as surely as the Moon cycles through her images.
What must be is reflected in that one single drop.
Being calm and assured of the right outcome, is the attitude it holds.
Spirit tells me that I am this Queen of Cups.
Why else am I drawn to the Springs? Why else do I dream of the sea? Why else do I love all things that hold?
Why else do I love to sit beside the water with my baskets and collect and dream and close my eyes? I listen to the calm that tells me, "All is right. All is as it should be."
How else can I manage to calm my dreamer's heart into assurance that all that I envision will iron out in just the way it should?
This Queen of Cups is taking deep breaths, pushing away the fear of what might "not" happen, girding her heart and saying, "I know this. I know what I want. I know how to make decisions to make this happen." She kisses the Salmon and lets him go.
She sits under a full moon and begins her weaving (of a sort), and sips from a moonlit cup.
She knows what the "or better" might mean...courage, my love, courage.