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Nine of Cups Tarot Card: Upright, Reversed, & Love Meanings

Nine of Cups Card Meaning

The Nine of Cups in Tarot stands for wish fulfillment, satisfaction, and sensual pleasure. The Nine of Cups is also known as the Wish Card in certain Tarot traditions. The tone of the Nine of Cups card is smugness, that feeling the cat gets when it manages to catch the canary! The figure on the Nine of Cups card is a man with contentment written all over him. He sits confidently, arms folded, with a smiling face. He seems to exude happiness, and he looks as though he has everything he ever wanted. He seems to say that he could not be happier.

Upright Nine of Cups Card Meaning

When the Nine of Cups is upright in a Tarot reading, it's a sign to seek and enjoy pleasures of all kinds. It's time for pure indulgence and delight in the senses of sight, sound, taste, and feeling. However, you need to be cautious that you don't indulge at someone else's expense. You must pursue pleasure but also have a regard for the consequences. Accept your responsibilities and then enjoy your good fortune.

Reversed Nine of Cups Card Meaning

When the Nine of Cups is reversed in a Tarot reading, it is a card of loss. You might find that what you thought you always wanted isn't what it was cracked up to be. Or maybe you just lost it. Or maybe you're struggling to get it and aren't making any progress. It's possible that your lack of self-esteem and bad feelings about yourself are preventing you from achieving everything you know you can.

Nine of Cups Card Love Meaning

The Nine of Cups in a Tarot love reading is very sexy, indeed! If you are single, it could mean that someone new and exciting (and virile!) is headed into your life. If you're in a relationship, it could mean that a wild and explosively sexy night is in your future.

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