The Malika of Cups is the queen of emotions, sensitive, empathetic, and instinctive. When this card appears for you, you are being asked to pay attention to the waters that flow within. Are you in control of them, or do they control you? Sufis tell us that mastery is allowing our emotions to soften our hearts, to irrigate the dry, parched landscapes of our souls. This way your feelings can be empowering rather than draining. If you tend to give to others in a way that depletes your own life force, you are receiving a reminder that empathy does not have to be self-sacrifice.