The Queen of Cups (Queen of Ice in the Penguin tarot deck) is sensitive, nurturing, caring, compassionate, and intuitive. When you see this card, it represents these traits in you or someone who you know. The card depicts someone who is also a good listener and will be there for you to support you no matter what, and has maternal energy.
Therefore, if this card comes up it shows that either you have a strongly sympathetic or empathetic side or it is someone in your life. And you definitely want the Queen of Cups type in your life especially when you are facing some challenges of your own. The Queen also is indicative of someone who can tune into others on an intuitive level. This court card also depicts someone who is also creative as the Cups suit is one that represents creativity. Those who sense this quality in anyone will also have an easy time coming to them and confiding in them as they know they will not be judged and will be supported instead.
The Queen of Cups in reverse is indicative of a personality trait that is self-centered, and also codependent. But sometimes the meaning is not negative as it can simply represent getting self-care as well which is what everyone needs to do. You cannot pour from an empty cup.
Astrologically this card is associated with Gemini and Cancer.