Nine of Cups

To gain a more complete understanding of the Nine of Cups, an overview of the suit and number is provided first.

Overview of the Cups

Aliases: Chalices

Element: Water

Zodiac: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

Playing Card Suit: Hearts

Class:Artists and Visionaries

Rules: The Heart

The Cups focus on emotions and matters of the heart. 

Tarot card meanings for the Cups suit tend to guide emotional questions of almost any nature. 

Connected to the element of Water, this suit rules the Zodiac Water signs of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio.

If you want to see all of the Tarot cards in the Cups suit, click on The Cups.

The Cups is the Tarot suit long connected with any issues of emotion. 

Ruled by water, feelings can run high when this suit makes an appearance.

When looking at the meaning of each Tarot card in the Cups suit, make note of what other suits are present. 

If there are also a lot of Coins or Wands, this indicates what is actually happening.

The presence of a number of Cups or Swords cards can suggest that this is more subjective, what the querent is feeling.

If you're just learning to read Tarot cards, use the position in the Tarot layout as well as the meanings to guide you. And never forget to listen to your gut instinct, even if it means the changing the official definition slightly.

Synopsis of the Nines

When the Nine appears, it is not the time to focus on what you've already achieved. There is still some more work to be completed to attract what you need.

The Nine indicates that you are nearing the end of a cycle but that you still need to reach beyond yourself to grab success. 

Constant reassessment and drive are an essential part of Nine; it will grant happiness and prosperity to those who work hard.

Nine is often associated with spirituality and indicates that what you achieve now will satisfy you on a deeper level.

Upright Tarot Card Meaning:

 Happy, happy, joy, joy! 

When you have the Nine of Cups, you are in a place of contentment, where love, ideas, creativity and friendship flow quickly and easily.

There is a blissful quality to this card, where you know the value of all the work that went into arriving here; it helps you appreciate it all the more.

All the emotional challenges that have irritated you so far, will suddenly resolve themselves.  

Relaxed and happy, you are open to all the new possibilities arriving now.  Enjoy!                                                                     

Reversed Tarot Card Meaning:

When the Nine of Cups is reversed, you are in danger of forgetting where you came from and taking your current happiness for granted.  </p>

With established relationships, there is always work that needs to take place to make sure both parties are feeling happy and respected.

With all matters, if you ignore the behind-the-scenes maintenance, you are at risk of losing everything that you've worked so hard to create.

Tarot Card Keyword:

happiness, fulfillment, well-being, joy, emotional ease, creative bounty, harmonious relationships, lazy, careless, smug, taking things for granted, selfishness, ignoring work, no maintenance, loss.

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