44-Nine of Cups – Reversed Thoth Deck

Your Chosen Card – Nine of Cups Reversed Thoth Deck

When reversed, the Nine of Cups suggests an excessive focus on material pleasures and conspicuous consumerism. Such superficial behavior makes you come across as smug and complacent. Success can be a two-edged sword: it can grant all your wishes, but it can also turn you into a grown-up version of an egocentric spoiled child.

Keywords Reversed: Vanity, conceit, egotism, pomp, pageantry, complacency, unfulfilled desires, superficiality, materialism, overindulgence, reckless generosity, smugness, self-satisfaction, spoiled by success.

Timing: 10 Pisces–20 Pisces. Tropical, 1 March–10 March. Sidereal, 24 March–2 April.
Astrology: The expansive benefic Jupiter (dignified) in the second decan of watery Pisces, realm of the Knight of Cups (Fire of Water) and the dreamy Moon (Pisces). Jupiter is linked to the Wheel of Fortune.
Number Symbolism: 9 – the final single digit, culmination, fruition, attainment.

Etteilla: Success, triumph, achievement, advantage, pomp, gain, pageantry, attire; (R) sincerity, candor, loyalty, ease, lack of affectation, success in business.

When Nine of Cups is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Nine of Cups is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Nine of Cups is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Nine of Cups using cards from the Thoth Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: The Golden Dawn used number associations in various ways to assign meanings to the tarot cards. One of their fundamental ideas was to pair the thirty-six pip cards numbered two through ten with the thirty-six decans of the zodiac. What is a decan?

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Complete Book of Tarot: When upright, the Nine of Cups indicates a period of pleasure, creativity, and enjoyment. Wishes are fulfilled and dreams come true. This is a time of material happiness and success in mundane matters. You feel particularly creative and sociable at this time. Your many blessings are cause for celebration and sharing your happiness with others.

Complete Book of Tarot: we saw in the last chapter that the modern tarot deck consists of seventy-eight playing cards in five suits: Wands (batons), Swords, Cups, Pentacles (coins, disks), and trumps (keys, major arcana). Tarot cards today are used to play card games but more commonly are used as tools for divination. The structure of the current tarot deck derives from the ordinary playing cards (na’ibs, naipes) the Arabs brought to Spain some seven hundred years ago. The practice of playing games with cards was well-established on the Iberian Peninsula by the year 1375 CE.

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Complete Book of Tarot: A fundamental principle is that a card’s essential meaning does not change simply because it appears upside down. What does change is the way in which you perceive the card as opposed to what the card essentially signifies. If you stand on your head, the room you occupy is still the same room. Your perception of your surroundings, however, becomes altered in the process. In other words, the room stays the same but you experience it differently.