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Card Of The Day - Nine Of Cups

Today's tarot card we are going to explore is the Nine of Cups! As with any tarot card, there are positives and negatives to the Nine of Cups, although most of the time you would find out which one it is based on the cards surrounding it. For now though, we are just going to talk about the general meaning of this card. The Minor Arcana can sometimes be forgotten, as the Major Arcana are the most prominent when talking about tarot, however they are just as important.


Recognition, accomplishment, contentment, happiness, wishes, delight, satisfaction. As you can see from these words, the Nine of Wands is normally associated with joy and fulfilment. Some cards portray extreme happiness easily, while this card isn't as black and white. It makes us ask ourselves, are we really happy with contentment, or should we be searching for more?


Before we look at its meaning, let's take a look at the visuals of the card. As you can see, a man is sitting on a wooden bench. His arms are crossed and he is smiling, showing delight and fulfilment. There are nine cups surrounding him sat upon a curved table covered in blue material. This represents emotional satisfaction after your wishes have come true.


The Nine of Cups tells us to look at our lives and be grateful for all that we have, whether that be in relationships, work, friendships, or in our well-being. The Nine of Cups can also be described as a wish card! If what you wished for hasn't come true yet, this card is a good sign that you will soon be happier than ever. It is saying to enjoy life and all that it has to offer.

What If I Get This Card In A Reading?

If you get this card in a reading, know that your wishes are soon going to come true. You have everything within yourself to succeed and can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Your self-esteem and self-confidence are better than ever and life is going in the direction you want it to. Be proud of what you have accomplished and don't forget to give yourself a pat on the back!

Associated Zodiac Sign

The Nine of Cups is most associated with the zodiac sign Pisces. As the dreamers of the zodiac, Pisces can relate to making wishes and dreaming about the future they want. Pisces understand emotions and Cups are the tarots representation of that. Sometimes Pisces can forget to appreciate the little things in life and this card is reminding them. Remember this quote 'Turn your good thoughts into actions to fulfil your dreams'.

By Pia Talbot

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