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Nine of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings

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Nine of Cups Meaning - Original Rider Waite Tarot Depiction

Nine of Cups Tarot Card Description

In this card, a middle-aged man is sitting on a wooden bench while his arms are crossed, and his face are showing quite a level of contentment. He is dressed elegantly and has the look of the true satisfaction. The head-dress on his head is red, and is a depiction of his active mind. At his background, you will notice there are nine golden cups, structured and arranged in an orderly manner. The Nine of Cups symbolizes a representation of fulfillment and success, both spiritually and materially. The man shows that expression of success after achieving his innermost desire.


Upright Nine of Cups Meaning

After a long journey, the Nine of Cups symbolizes the finding of self-satisfaction. The emotional journey of the cups is starting to come to a close after the volatile ups and downs you faced in the earlier numbers of this suit. You have struggled to find purpose and joy after loss, you have tasted the different things that life offers, and you have left comfort in order to find greater heights. Here, you have found them, and you are indulging yourself as you celebrate this new stage of your life.

When we look at the Nine of Cups, it can initially seem like one of the most pleasant cards that may appear during a reading. This is also referred as the wish card, which means that the things that you desire for, or your most perfect dream is bound to happen. The Nine of Cups is normally associated with extreme happiness and satisfaction. 

The Nine of Cups is normally associated with extreme happiness and satisfaction.

With regards to your work, there is a good change that something wonderful will happen in your workplace. It is time for you to push on your stalled project or if you have a something that you desire greatly, there is a possibility that you will finally achieve it. It also holds a positive meaning when it comes to love. Your romantic relationship with someone is destined to reach a new level. In case you are still single, this is the time to socialize with new people.

In terms of finances, the Nine of Cups is also a positive messenger. It can mean that the financial state that you are hoping for will soon be achieved. In your health, the test that you have to undergo will lead to positive result. The good energy that you are receiving at the moment should be used to improve your health habits.

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Upright 9 of Cups Tarot Love Meaning

Appreciate what you have when the 9 of Cups appears in a love tarot reading. Wishes here are meant to come true, and it is best to look forwards to the future with gratitude. There is much to celebrate, and if you’re single, love can be found at parties and other happy gatherings. Go and enjoy yourself; now is not the time to be calculating or strategizing about your goals, but instead simply have fun. Lightheartedness can draw others to you. If you’re in a relationship, you’ll find that your love life will feel more cheerful and sweet. This can be a great moment to feel closer with your partner.

Nine of Cups Reversal Meaning

When the Nine of Cups is reversed, you need to think more carefully about the things that you really want in your life. The Nine of Cups reversed can signify that you are looking for a more authentic feeling of fulfillment.

Your path has been a hard one, and you've arrived at a period where you may have the appearance of fulfillment, but something else is missing. This may outwardly appear as smugness, and can indicate your desire to receive attention and recognition for all that you have achieved. But you personally still feel dissatisfaction in yourself - it seems as though your desires are never-ending, a black hole. Where does this stem from? In what parts of yourself are you lacking confidence?

The Nine of Cups reversal denotes that it is time for you to stop placing a value on all your blessings, and instead pay attention to the quality of your life. The true treasures lie in your relationships with your family, friends, and community.

Reversed 9 of Cups Tarot Love Meaning

With the reversed 9 of Cups tarot love meaning, you may find that you your relationship ticks all the boxes, and looks great on paper, but it still feels as though something is missing. Perhaps you and your partner haven’t been as close as you would have wished; maybe there is a lack of a deeper connection. There’s no reason to fret, as this can be solved with earnest and intimate conversation. On the other hand, you may have been so wrapped up in getting into a relationship, that you haven’t noticed that it was you that needed to grow. Sometimes, we can get into a romance in order to distract us from the inner work that we must do in order to be happy. Without doing that inner work, regardless of the wonderful romances that come our way, that dissatisfaction will always stay.

Nine of Cups Tarot Cheat Sheet

Nine of Cups Meaning - Tarot Card Meanings Cheat Sheet. Art from Golden Thread Tarot.

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