Nine of Cups Tarot Card Meaning & Interpretations
The 9 of Cups is a card of contentment, self-satisfaction and enjoying the good life. The element here is Water which relates to love and emotions. The aspects of the number 9 in numerology are endings, completion of cycles, harvest time, charity and generosity. The number 9 is associated with The Moon, therefore this card can subtly warn of delusions, dreams and things not being all what they appear to be. The imagery of this card is often that of a fat jolly man or couple at a table with 9 filled cups and sometimes plenty of fruit and food. The simplest message here is one of enjoying the fruits of the labours of love with family, friend or loved ones. It could even be a warning about over eating and putting on too much weight!
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THE PICTORIAL KEY TO THE TAROT
By Arthur Edward Waite (1911)
A goodly personage has feasted to his heart's content, and abundant refreshment of wine is on the arched counter behind him, seeming to indicate that the future is also assured. The picture offers the material side only, but there are other aspects. Divinatory Meanings: Concord, contentment, physical bien-être; also victory, success, advantage; satisfaction for the Querent or person for whom the consultation is made. Reversed: Truth, loyalty, liberty; but the readings vary and include mistakes, imperfections, etc.