Nine of Cups Tarot Card

Tarot Suit of Cups

Read more about the Suit of Cups below.

The 'Nines' in the tarot deck are the last of the single digit numbers. They are cards of completion, echoing, for example, the 9 months of human pregnancy. These are cards representing an achievement about which one can reflect on progress made and any associated material gains or earnings.

In the case of the 9 of Cups many decks, including for example the Rider-Waite and Robin Wood decks, depict a smug, satisfied character who is content with his or her successful outcome. This is often understood to bring tidings of 'wishes granted' to the seeker, especially when this card appears in a 'Future' or 'Final Outcome' position in a spread.

The 9 of Cups Tarot Card is warm, positive, and reassuring, a welcome card.

Keywords and phrases for some of the possible interpretations of the 9 of Cups Tarot Card include:

  • Satisfaction
  • Security
  • Sensual pleasures
  • Success
  • Well-being
  • Wishes granted

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What about the Nine of Cups Reversed ?

Some interpretations of the meaning of the 9 of Cups reversed include:

  • Wishes granted, reversed aspect may refer to the nature of the wishes e.g. vain, greedy or unwise
  • Sense of 'something lacking' despite superficial wealth or success
  • Emotions becoming 'goals' in themselves rather than indications of the state of one's life or situation (self-focus)

The Tarot Suit of Cups

The Tarot Suit of Cups is associated with the suit of Hearts in standard playing cards.

The "Cups" depicted on tarot cards are usually in the style of goblets, ceremonial, or communion cups (as above). There are meanings associated with each of the suits in a tarot deck, as well as the more specific interpretations associated with each individual card - and yet more precise meanings pertaining to particular cards in particular locations within spreads.

The suit of cups is associated with the element of water (as in water signs of the zodiac). It is also associated with the season of autumn (or "fall" in U.S. English) and with the direction "West".

Cups concern emotions, love, romance, range of emotions, mastery of emotions and feelings, and "gut reactions" that call upon our intuitive as opposed to intellectual development.

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