Your Chosen Card – Nine of Cups Upright Rider Waite Deck
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.
Keywords Upright: Satisfaction, happiness, contentment, enjoyment, success, advantage, pleasure, creativity, celebration, material delights, blessings, dreams come true, fulfillment of desires, cause for celebration, the ‘wish card.’
Timing: 10 Pisces20 Pisces. Tropical, 1 March10 March. Sidereal, 24 March2 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.
Rider Waite: A goodly personage has feasted to his hearts 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; (R) truth, loyalty, liberty; but the readings vary and include mistakes, imperfections, etc.
When Nine of Cups is upright 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 upright card reading for Nine of Cups using cards from the Rider Waite 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: Card 8, the experience of those surrounding the querent, was the Nine of Cups, often called the ‘wish card.’ Most likely this card referred to his girlfriends belief that getting pregnant would be a wish come true.
Creative Tarot: We dont know the full history of tarot, but these are the elements that helped create it. Humans searching for meaning discover it in the everyday things they have lying around. They pay attention to and consider the patterns of the cards. They share their knowledge with others, who then expand on those meanings. They tell one another stories about the cards, thereby creating even more complex patterns and meanings. And then it becomes as if we were never without them.
Complete Book of Tarot: The meaning of a tarot card depends entirely on the intuition and sensitivity of the reader.
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Tarot Triumphs: The Fool (or Jester) and the Magician are strong candidates for jongleur figures for obvious reasons of clowning and performing magic tricks. So is the Hanged Man, taking my preferred interpretation of him as an acrobat demonstrating his balancing tricks. Strength, the woman taming the lion, could be linked to the female jongleurs of the travelers’ bands, whose acts included animal taming. The World, a scantily clad dancer, is also a possibility. Death appeared in similar guise in play-acting and spectacles of the time, particularly in the Dance of Death scenario, so he could have been part of jongleur repertoire. And perhaps a toppling Tower and a rotating wheel might have been part of the props, or, at the very least, a feature in the stories and plays offered. The Wheel of Fortune could have been a gambling game, offered at shows just as people still pick out lucky numbers from a revolving drum at fairs today. The cultural memories of jongleurs and their performances would be likely to linger on after their high point of fame and provide atmospheric, recognizable images that would work well in the Tarot mix. At any rate, whether jongleurs played a part as folk memories, popular performers, or even creators of the first Tarot cards, I put them forward for consideration in the early history of Tarot. The vernacular also brings us more to the heart and spirit of Tarot; although its history and imagery place it among the nobility as well, I believe Tarot embodies a folk culture that may have been there all along and was not just a place where Tarot ended up in later centuries.