Traditionally, the Nine of Cups tarot card shows a jolly man sitting in front of a banquet with nine cups displayed behind him. He’s a bit like Santa Claus, relishing the happiness and joy of having more than enough to share with others.
It’s about having enough – even a bit more than enough – of all the good things in life.
You have emotional resources in reserves. Your wishes will be fulfilled.
The Universe can be very literal, so be careful and clear when making your requests.
Love, creativity, security, good health, and happiness are all yours. You have to ask with clarity and decisive intention.
The Nine of Cups can sometimes tilt toward over-indulgence and dissatisfaction. The only way to counter this is to notice and appreciate all of the wonderful things you already have in your life.
Sincere gratitude is the antidote to worry and lack.
Keywords for the Nine of Cups Tarot Card
- Contentment, satiety, having enough
- Material success, good health
- Abundance, sensual pleasures
- Wishes come true
Keywords for the Nine of Cups Reversed
- Greed, over-indulgence
- Too much
Patterns and Correspondences of the Nine of Cups Card
- The Cups suit = rules the emotions
- Suit of cards = hearts
- Timeline = weeks to months
- Number 9 = completion, wisdom attained
- Zodiac sign = Pisces
- Element = Water
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Nine of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Love
The Nine of Cups is a positive card for love. You have, or will soon have, everything you desire.
Be extremely clear and careful about what you wish for, though. The Universe loves specifics, but has a very literal sense of humor.
If you are looking for a new relationship, focus on what you already have in your life, not on what you lack. Show appreciation to the hobbies, friends, and activities you love and throw your energy into enjoying your current single life. Your energy will draw in a wonderful, compatible person like a magnet. Be the best version of yourself and you will easily attract the best partner for you.
If you are in a settled relationship, show appreciation toward your partner and remind them (and yourself) why they are so wonderful.
Your attention causes whatever you focus on to grow. If you focus on problems, you’ll have more problems. If you pay attention and show gratitude for the positives in your relationship, you’ll have more things to feel good about.
Strengthen and build your relationship by actively appreciating what you love, and honestly and carefully working to compromise together.
Nine of Cups Tarot Card Meaning for Work
The Nice of Cups card indicates material success, but more than that, it indicates fulfillment of your creative desires.
You already have everything you need to master this area of your life.
Instead of incremental progress on improving your weaknesses, throw all of your attention toward your strengths and natural talents. What you focus on will grow, so spend time on the projects and activities you truly love.
Delegate, eliminate, or delay what you don’t enjoy or aren’t good at. If that’s not possible, learn to enjoy the work you must do. Enjoyment comes from how you do the work, not what you do.
If you must wait tables to pay the bills, then be the best damn server you can be. But when you’re not working, completely leave the demands of your job behind.
Your job – your real job – is to bring your desires to life with joy. Devote as much pleasure and attention as you can toward the activities, hobbies, and projects that fill you up.
Be proud of what you can do. Be patient with the process and yourself. And be open to every possibility, synchronicity, and unexpected surprise that may come your way.
Nine of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Health
Even when you’re feeling awful or are laid up in bed with illness, apathy, or pain, there are still things you can do to change your health for the better.
You will always be able to control your own thoughts, beliefs, words, and actions. Start there. Things will soon be changing for the better.
Focus on what you have, not on what you lack. Use your thoughts, beliefs, words, and actions to incrementally improve everything bothering you. The process will start with tiny steps, but they will soon snowball into something much bigger.
Each small step you take is a shout into the Universe about your belief of self-worth. By taking exquisitely good care of yourself, you’ll be drawing in people, energy, and actions to help you heal and grow.
Nine of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances
This card indicates material success is soon yours. You’ve put in the work and it is time for your hard work to pay you back.
The cat has caught the canary. You’re feeling smug and sure of your future, knowing you’ve done everything you can to create the life you desire.
This is a card about contentment, satiety, and security. In all ways, you’ll have enough. This doesn’t mean you’re winning the lottery or doubling your income overnight. But this card indicates you’ll be fine.
Continue to do the work. Share what you create with others. Promote yourself and your work. Do everything you can to the highest standard you’re capable of and continue to push your skills and abilities.
And as you are doing everything you can, be absolutely certain of your success. It’s guaranteed, so never lose the faith.
Do the work. Do the work well. And let the results come to you on their own timeline.
Nine of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance
This is the ultimate “be careful what you wish for” card! When you get everything you thought ever wanted, what happens next? What if you change your mind?
This is a part of your spiritual journey. Like any journey, it’s easier to take when you have your material and emotional needs met.
Your first step is to get clarity on your desires. Not the things you think you want, or what you should want, but the specific core desires you need to feel whole and true.
Then assess where you are today. How far away are you from accomplishing or acquiring your desires?
The Nine of Cups is a message of support. You absolutely will get everything you desire, once you go for your desires with determination, faith, and persistence. What will be your first step?