Nine of Cups Tarot Card in its core usually represents your dreams, finally manifesting. This card is associated with the Water element, representing the Zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, and its season is Summer.
Nine of Cups, being the ninth card of the Cups Suit, carries all the qualities of number 9, which in a psychic reading would be translated to luck, fulfillment, fate, a time of clarity, the achievement of a goal, culmination, and fruition.
Table of Contents
- 1 Ace of Cups Meaning
- 2 Nine of Cups – One card pull [Yes or No]
- 3 Nine of Cups – Love and Relationships
- 4 Nine of Cups – Finance, Business and Career
- 5 Nine of Cups – Timing
- 6 Nine of Cups – The Message Answer
- 7 Nine of Cups – Cards Combinations
Ace of Cups Meaning
When drawing tarot cards, usually they are put in a vertical setting, spread on a timeline of the past, present, and future. In this kind of drawing, the Nine of Cups may come up straight, as well as reversed. Some psychic readers do like to read reversed tarot cards. Some don’t. Either way, the other tarot cards in the drawing will make up for the way the psychic readers conduct their readings because a Tarot Card deck is connected to the energy of the psychic reader, so it ‘talks’ to them.
Merging the qualities of number “Nine” and the qualities of the “Cups Suit,” the Nine of Cups card would represent:
|Wish being fulfilled||Achievement of goals and desires|
|Manifesting your dreams||Feeling content, satisfied|
|Enjoying your possessions||Feeling fulfilled|
|Enjoying luxury||Beautiful relationship or partnership|
In a reverse position, the Nine of Cups would mean precisely the opposite of its core qualities, bringing in the drawing:
|Dreams not manifesting||Losing your grip|
|Failing at your goals||Emptying your cups, disappointment, failure|
|Low or no self-esteem||Pessimism, depression|
|Lack of fulfillment, devastated|
There are also spreads where the tarot cards pulled are placed on vertical as well as horizontal positions. If the Nine of Cups would sit in a horizontal position, it advises you not to lose sight of what you already have.
You may be trying to manifest another cup in your life, be it another source of income, having another kid, buying a new home, finding a partner. You may be focusing so much on what you want next, that you are not being grateful for what you already have, therefore you are not protecting and nourishing your current possessions. You may find yourself counting what you have and setting goals on the next thing because you feel like that’s the next step, and then your picture will be complete. Life does not work that way. So, remind yourself to keep investing in your current situation, while working for the next big thing.
Nine of Cups – One card pull [Yes or No]
One Card Readings are usually done when you need a fast, straight to the point answer, you wish not to see the future events or the past events, you just need a specific answer on the question, for a present situation that is bothering you. You shuffle the cards, then choose only One Card, or you read the One Card that falls out while you are shuffling. Whichever method you use to pull the card, listed below are some of the questions and answers you may get when you pull the Nine of Cups.
Yes or No Answer
Upright Position: If you pull the card in an upright position, it means Yes.
Reversed Position: If you pull the card in a reversed position, it means No.
Nine of Cups – Love and Relationships
The Nine of Cups would signify that your relationship is healthy, fulfilling, and possibly, all that you were looking for in a relationship. If you have been dreaming about commitment or adding something else to the mix, like better communication, or living together, or having a child, this card is a good omen because it indicates that soon your wish will be fulfilled. Depending on the stage of the relationship, even though you may not be manifesting anything else, it can show that the future holds an engagement, marriage, or children for you.
How someone sees you or feels about you?
The answer would be they see you as someone they have dreamt of, and their dreams have become a reality. In you, they find everything they needed and they are more than pleased with you in their life. It can also indicate that they are happy with you, and they are constantly showering you in gifts, or they want to give more to you. They may be planning a proposal or make arrangements for you to live together. You have inspired them to commit.
Just starting dating?
If you have started dating this new person, the Nine of Cups may indicate that they see you as someone aware of what you bring in the table. They may also see you with awe because you are just as they expected you to be. They don’t feel you have any hidden agenda. They also feel like they can build a healthy relationship with you because they notice you are content and happy with yourself, you do not come with any old baggage, and you are honest about what you want, with yourself and with them.
What not to do?
In terms of what not to do, it would remind you that this card stands for wishes becoming a reality, so be careful what you wish for. It indicates that you are the one manifesting this relationship, exactly as you wanted it, so if there is anything not working on your relationship, remember that the Nine of Cups indicates that you go what you wanted, not exactly the best.
It also advises you to focus on what you have, nurture your partner, do not obsess over something else he or she could have done or change, because everyone has their quirks, all that matters is that in the big picture you get along pretty well, you have a healthy relationship and you respect and support each other.
Reverse Position (Love and Relationships)
If you pull the Nine of Cups, reversed indicates that you may have settled for someone that looked good, but now that you are living a relationship with them, nothing is what it seems or what you expected in the beginning. You both may find yourselves disapproving of each other daily. You may be wondering how it got where it is, how you both can’t see each other in the eye, and where the person of the beginning went.
The initial excitement has worn out, and now you see the other for who they are. The relationship is lacking happiness and fulfillment. If you feel they are not the one you want to be with, or they are nothing like you thought they were in the beginning, you may need to break it off, because people do not change, and they are showing you exactly who they are.
Nine of Cups – Finance, Business and Career
In business and career, the Nine of Cups indicates that you are achieving your goals and success in whatever you are doing. It suggests that your expectations are being met, and whatever plans you strategized to reach higher are manifesting the results you have anticipated. Others see you as someone successful, intelligent, and knows what he wants and how to get there. They may even come to you for some advice. Regarding finances, your income is increasing, or you may receive an unexpected bonus.
What not to do?
The Nine of Cups would advise you to thoroughly inform and educate yourself on the opportunities you get before you jump in interviews or accept any of them. You may also be considering leaving a job for another, but this card advises you to double-check the other job you want. It may also be the case when you felt satisfied with your current job, but due to some issues or the latest events, you feel like you can’t work there anymore.
If that’s the case, because colleagues have turned on you, or you have responsibilities you don’t want to deal with, or the income is not increasing, recheck your intentions or get some outside advice. It may be that you are not thinking it through or not considering all sides. For example, your colleagues will be your friends again if you talk with them, or your income may increase if you just speak to the boss, etc.
Reverse Position (Business and Finance)
In this case, it could indicate that you are struggling to find a career or a job that you like to do, that fulfills you or that would meet your income expectations. It can also indicate that you accepted a job opportunity that looked good in the beginning but turns out to be a nightmare, leaving you feeling drained and devastated. It can also be that the job is good, but it is not the job for you. Regarding finances, it indicates that you may experience some sudden losses as a result of an endeavor not providing the expected results or uninformed investments.
Nine of Cups – Timing
When will something happen answer?
If it is a question that involves around the timing of an event and you pull the Nine of Cups, this would mean that whatever you desire or wonder about will manifest slowly. Still, it will grow inflow, as a Water element indicates steady but assertive flowing movement.
How soon is that, it would be kind of complicated because it could mean Summertime, or that of a Zodiac Sign Season Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
It would also be counted in months, or around the 9th, 18h, 27th of a month. The way you want to interpret this is keeping in mind that whatever you are asking about is coming, slowly growing over time and becoming a steady flow of blessings. With the Cups Suit, the best way to go around figuring out the time, would always be to think at least one later, and it would go something like this: If it is already Spring, your best bet would be around Scorpio season.
Nine of Cups – The Message Answer
Sometimes, we don’t have a specific question. We just want to know how our day will look like, or how we should approach the day ahead. This reading is usually done in the morning, so you form an idea of what that day will bring you.
The Nine of Cups would foretell a day when you will feel on top of everything. You feel grateful for all your blessings, and you feel powerful, knowing that you have manifested everything you wanted.
If you pull the Nine of Cups in reverse, it indicates a day when you may experience some sudden losses, or feel lost. You may lose a support system or a connection that you valued. You may also feel like you don’t have anything worth it.
Nine of Cups – Cards Combinations
That’s why it is essential to have a look at how the Nine of Cups communicates with the other Tarot Cards. Taking into account, there are 78 Tarot Cards in a deck. We will have a look at how the Nine of Cups would be interpreted and affect the outcome of the reading in the light of Suits.
Interaction with the Cup Suits
The Cup Suits represent emotions, feelings, relationships, and contract-ships. This is a Suit associated with the Water element. If we were to draw the Nine of Cups along with the Cup Suits, this is a beautiful spread that indicates you have reached a good high on your family relationships, partnerships, friendships, and with your partner. You feel fulfilled, happy, and blessed. If there is anything you wanted, regarding a partner, or a family reunion to get closer to each other, you have manifested it.
Interaction with the Pentacles Suits
The Nine of Cups, along with another card of the Pentacles Suit, would foretell job and business satisfaction. Your education and career choice are paying off. You may have worked hard and sacrificed a lot along the way, but seeing your dreams become a reality right now, you are happy and content for the route you took and all you built yourself. You are proud of yourself.
Interaction with the Swords Suits
The Swords Suit, along with the Nine of Cups, is also an exciting drawing. The Swords Suit gets its share of being a negative suit. This spread would indicate that whatever you have been dealing with has taught you to take better care of what you already have and be grateful for it. As a result of certain events, you know how easy it is to lose something of high value just because you don’t pay attention. Even though you may have missed something, you know how to count your blessings and enjoy them.
Interaction with the Wands Suits
The Nine of Cups and the Wands Suit is a combination that foretells strategized action met with manifestation. This spread indicates that the action you are thinking of and strategizing upon will produce great results. You may be taking a lot of time thinking and rethinking your moves, but this spread foretells a successful outcome to your plan.
Overall, the Nine of Cups, either by itself or pulled in a tarot card draw, is a card of dreams manifestations, counting blessings and being grateful.