The 9 of Cups is the card meaning wishes. When you receive this Tarot card, you can be assured that your wants and dreams will be fulfilled, especially if it appears in an outcome or future position of a Tarot spread.
If you have asked about a relationship running smoothly, the 9 of Cups card predicts that, for a time, it will go the extra mile. The 9 of Cups card often pops up to symbolize engagements and marriages so if this is what you’re wanting from your relationship, you have gotten a good card for that!
As this card is associated with luck, you can be sure that you have made sound investments with your time and money. Business plans will pan out and gambles will pay off. Whatever you are working towards will be in sight. The 9 of Cups is good of both business people and gamblers alike.
Remember, however, that getting what you want is only half of the story. If you wish to keep your happiness, you must work to sustain it. Good things come to those who hustle.
The 9 of Cups card is often not too negative but sometimes it can appear in a negative spread position or as a challenge. If it does, it can mean that you’re overindulging in the finer things in life without much thought about the future. You may be making it all about what you desire in the moment and not about what truly matters. If this is the case, you should aim for a more balanced lifestyle.
Another possibility, (if the 9 of Cups appears as a negative) is that you place too much focus on success, status and gaining attention. You crave the high life but don’t want to do the hard work which is required to achieve the things you want. You’re more about quick fixes than you are about grind. However, even in a bad position the 9 of Cups still says there is a strong possibility you will obtain your desires if you do what is required of you.
The Nine of Cups’ Historical Meaning
The 9 of Cups has been read the same for most of Tarot’s recorded history; it has always been the wish card!
The Nine of Cups in a Love Reading
Wondering what your partner or potential partner is feeling about you? Don’t worry, the 9 of Cups means that they feel the way you want them to feel. Their desire for you is strong enough that you can have them eating out of your hand!
The 9 of Cups is your guarantee that you’ll get the things you wish for from your partner. However, make sure you’re clear on what you really want first!
The only thing I would warn against is a partnership which is overly sexual in the early stages of a relationship. The 9 of Cups is the card of physical pleasure but the excitement of this can fizzle out fast. Therefore, this card can warn you not to give the milk away for free if you want them to buy the cow!
The Nine of Cups in a Business Reading
The 9 of Cups is a typical business success card and it predicts that things will go well beyond your wildest expectations. You have something which is super valuable to the world and you need to share it!
The road to the 9 of Cups, however, will not be easy. If you feel as if you’re beginning to loose hope in your business, don’t! You’re nearly there. The 9 of Cups is telling you not to give up when the going gets tough; it’ll all be worth it in the end.
The Nine of Cups as a Yes or No
For any type of Tarot reading, the 9 of Cups is always a yes.
The Nine of Cups as a Positive
In a positive reading, the Nine of Cups can predict;
- Happy partnerships
- Wishes fulfilled
- Having everything you want
- Success in all areas
- Physical pleasure
The Nine of Cups as a Negative
In a more negative reading, the Nine of Cups can predict;
- Wishes will not be what you want
- You’ll get what you want but it won’t be what is best for you
- Over indulging in food and drink
- Too much focus on status, attention and physical pleasures
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