Nine of Cups Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Water, female, passive energy - emotions
Keywords and Phrases:
Wishes fulfilled, satisfaction, emotional well-being, abundance.
Nine of Cups Tarot Card Meanings
The Nine of Cups represents a wish fulfilled, so it rarely fails to bring a smile to someone’s face when it appears as the outcome card. Appearing in other positions it can indicate what is being wished for, with the following or surrounding cards showing to what extent this is realised.
The Nine of Cups brings abundance and good cheer, material satisfaction, emotional fulfilment, and an overall contented sense of well-being. Whilst this is a lovely card in its own right and greatly enhances others, in relationship readings it doesn’t quite have the settled permanency of the Ten, since it’s the penultimate number of the suit, but does bring great satisfaction as you achieve what the heart desires.
If reversed or ill-dignified, hopes dashed, unfulfilled wish, fly-in-the-ointment scenario, something flawed, for some readers it shows a sense of emptiness with material or physical pleasures, releasing superficial aspects of life.
Nine of Cups Tarot Card Combinations
One of the easiest cards to work with in combinations and probably needs little by way of explanation.
Three of Wands > Nine of Cups: Momentum is gathering as you make progress towards your goals, which will come together just as you hope.
Ace of Cups > Nine of Cups: On cloud nine. A rosy glow surrounds this lovely new beginning and fulfills your heartfelt desires. For singles, a new relationship should be ticking all your boxes.
Seven of Cups > Nine of Cups: When dreams do come true.
Nine of Cups > Two of Swords > The Moon: Uncertainty on how to proceed or what to do next, receiving what you want but then not sure what to do with it.
Three of Pentacles > Nine of Cups > The Hermit: Fulfilment in your work that brings great joy and happiness, taking time to contemplate your next steps.
The World > Nine of Cups: The cat that got the cream. All your plans successfully come together and you're feeling on top of the world.
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