9 of Cups




Upright position:


Satisfaction, harmony, health, victory, success, positive outcome, stability, filled desire, happiness, generosity


The 9 of Cups is one of the most uplifting and pleasant cards to receive in a reading. Known often as the "wish card" it can mean that what you are hoping for or dreaming about most is very likely to be yours – in a brief period of time, generally, too.

General: The appearance of this card is usually a portent of happiness, and good things about to come. It also usually means that what you want is likely to come into being in your life. If asking a yes/no type of question, this card is the most powerful indicator of "yes", but like everything else in the tarot, that is not carved in stone.

Work: Good luck that you hadn't counted on could be yours. If you have a big dream, or are working on a project that has been stalled, this could be the month that it moves forward finally. If you've been interviewing for a job, this could be the time that the one you were really hoping for finally comes through.

Love: This card is a very good omen for your love life. If you're already in a relationship, it's very possible that it will deepen and become better and sweeter. If you're single, this is a great time to meet people. Get out, mingle, have conversations with the people that you meet without being wedded to any potential outcome. The idea is to have fun.

Finances: As this card is a very powerful positive harbinger, it speaks well of your finances, also. This card can mean that the financial situation you are visualizing may well come to pass, although probably not exactly in the way that you wished for it to do.

Health: In general this is likely to be a very serene period in the context of your health. If you have recently had to have tests done, the results are very likely to be to your liking. Use the good energy of this time to reinforce or enhance your habits, adding or increasing exercise or adding to your knowledge of nutrition.

Spirituality: This is an important time to notice, and improve on, your use of positive affirmation and visualization and the ways in which they can enrich your life on every level. Trust yourself. Dream big, then take steps to make them come about.




Reversed position:


Complacency, superficiality, shamelessness, frustration, loss, greed, a lack in money, overindulgence, illness, a wish may not come true


The 9 of Cups, whether reversed or upright, is one of the most uplifting and pleasant cards to receive in a reading. Known often as the "wish card" it can mean that what you are hoping for or dreaming about most is very likely to be yours. The reversal says that the wishes for you will go even deeper; these are not superficial wishes that are at play now. That's a good thing.

General: The reversed 9 of Cups is a signal that things are looking up. Make a point to really stop and think about what it is that you want in your life. You may be pleasantly surprised by how quickly it can come about. Dream.

Work: When you pull the reversed 9, it can signify that you will soon be finding, and feeling, deep fulfillment in your work. There is a lot more loyalty to you there than you would expect. If you're looking for work, this means that you are going to find something much more suitable, much sooner than you would expect. You will feel drawn to the position. Follow your gut, and take it.

Love: Reversed or upright, this card is a very good omen for your love life. Existing relationships are likely to deepen, become sweeter and more meaningful, at very deep levels. If you're single, you are likely to meet someone with whom you can have a deep, very meaningful and real relationship in the next few weeks. Mingle!

Finances: The reversed 9 of cups tells you that rather than only looking at the numbers on your bank balance, you must also consider the quality of your life. If you are healthy, happy, with fulflilling relationships with family, friends, and the community, then you truly are wealthy beyond measure. At the same time, money is likely to be making at least a moderate increase soon when you recieve this card.

Health: If when this card appears in the context of a health question, you feel that your health is reasonably good, you are quite correct. However, this is a time that you can take deeper steps, to not only keep the status quo but also to make major improvements to your health. If dealing with a health concern, the reversed 9 is a sign to go deeper; to look at more than the surface nuts-and-bolts of your illness and to consider any spiritual implications which may help to support your health. In general, though, this card is still very positive.

The reversed 9 of cups is a signal to go deeper. Look beyond surface appearances and things that seem like coincidences. What might spirit/the universe/God be trying to tell you? Make a point to deepen - or to begin - your spiritual practice in whatever way you are drawn to do so. There is more to life than meets the eye.