Nine of Cups

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Nine of Cups from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck

Nine of Cups is a card used in Latin suited playing cards which include tarot decks. It is part of what tarot card readers call the "Minor Arcana"

Tarot cards are used throughout much of Europe to play Tarot card games.[1]

In English-speaking countries, where the games are largely unknown, Tarot cards came to be utilized primarily for divinatory purposes.[1][2]

Divination usage[edit]

Having your wish fulfilled. Achieving what you desire. Obtaining your goal. Getting what you think you want. Having your dream come true.

Feeling satisfied. Indulging in a little smugness. Enjoying the situation just as it is. Feeling pleased as punch. Getting the results you hoped for. Feeling all's well with the world. Being contented.

Enjoying sensual pleasure. Experiencing luxury. Savoring a delicious meal. Appreciating the arts. Making love.

In its reversed position, this card indicates unrealistic wishes or dreams which are not destined to become reality.


  1. ^ a b Dummett, Michael (1980). The Game of Tarot. Gerald Duckworth and Company Ltd. ISBN 0-7156-1014-7.
  2. ^ Huson, Paul, (2004) Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage, Vermont: Destiny Books, ISBN 0-89281-190-0 Mystical Origins of the Tarot Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.