Card Meaning: Nine Of Cups

Nine of Cups


    When this card appears in a spread, it usually indicates fulfillment of whishes. The figure is obviously very happy with a situation while sitting in front of chalices that more or less are presented as his possesion. As a member of the Cups suit, the satisfaction is usually emotional or sexual but this is also a very good card for money and generally speaking all kind of material possesions. Not always this situation is permanent if without spiritual support in the spread.


Positive: abundance and satisfaction, succes, wishes fulfilled, victory over difficulties.

Negative: material losses, vanity, blaming others, indulgence.

   A goodly personage has feasted to his heart's content, and abundant refreshment of wine is on the arched counter behind him, seeming to indicate that the future is also assured. The picture offers the material side only, but there are other aspects. Divinatory Meanings: Concord, contentment, physical bien-être; also victory, success, advantage; satisfaction for the Querent or person for whom the consultation is made. Reversed: Truth, loyalty, liberty; but the readings vary and include mistakes, imperfections, etc.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite

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