Nine of Cups

Written by Jacob. Published on January 21st, 2014 at 18:00.

Nine of Cups Thoth Tarot

Nine of Cups Imagery

Nine cups are arranged perfectly into a square. Water spurts, gushing voluptuously from the cups with luminous joy.

Nine of Cups Associations

  • Formula: Yesod of Briah + Jupiter in Pisces = “Happiness”
  • Numerical: Prudence, Hesitation, Return
  • Elemental: Mutable Water
  • Decan of the Zodiac: 10º-20º Pisces (March 1-10)
  • Sephirah: Yesod “Foundation”
  • Ruled by the Knight of Cups

Nine of Cups Interpretations

This card is emotionally stable but not necessarily secure if it’s taken too far. The source of happiness comes from the near-completion stage that it’s in, especially after it’s return of the eight of cups. This card is just about having enough of what you need to fulfill your heart’s content. This card in excess can lead to deliriousness as indicated by drinking too much. My pet-name for this card is “Wish Granted”.

Additional Interpretations

“Complete success, pleasure and happiness, wishes fulfilled. Complete and perfect realization of pleasure and happiness, almost perfect; self-praise, vanity, conceit, much talking of self, yet kind and lovable, and may be self-denying therewith. High-minded, not easily satisfied with small and limited ideas. Apt to be maligned through too much self-assumption. A good and generous, but sometimes foolish nature.” 6

“Happiness. Complete success. Pleasure and happiness. Physical well-being. Happiness almost perfect but perhaps temporary. Ill-dignified: Danger of vanity, self-praise, conceit and overindulgence.” 5

“Happiness. Yesod in the suit of Water. Jupiter in Pisces. The nine Cups are perfectly arranged in a square. They are filled and overflowing with water. This is the most beneficent aspect of water.” 5

“Happiness. Jupiter in Pisces. The nine cups are perfectly arranged, they overflow but this is an ordered possessive aspect of love partaking of a ritual.” 5

Axank’s Dream Recall

November 03-06, 2013
I was working as a cashier at a video store. I was new so I didn’t really know what I was doing. My line got really long. It was mostly full of people from organized events. One group were all wearing baseball spirited gear and were having a good time just being around each other.

In this dream I was able to observe happiness from a distance—being surrounded by people who embraced each other with open arms and a desire to love and respect each other.