The Three of Cups is a card of celebration, reunions, friendship and it foretells positive developments and growth. The Queen of Cups is focused on emotions and emotional matters. She has a gentle, receptive and passive nature and she can be a great helper, healer and counselor. Ill-dignified, the Queen of Cups is the personification of the drama queen. The combination of the Three of Cups and the Queen of Cups points to a supportive, female presence that will probably help with matters of the heart.
To understand the elemental relationships between the cards, we should always take into account their actual meaning. The elements of the cards are Water (Three of Cups) and Water (Queen of Cups). The elements are neutral and rather friendly to each other, but they can lead to excessive passivity or inertia, not being able to make a move that would bring drastic change. With a high amount of water energy, a situation may need to reach a certain level of emotional maturity, before it can be changed and transformed.