Nine of Cups
Achievement, Success, Satisfaction, Reaching goals, Pleasure
Disappointment, Arrogance, Failing to reach goals, Unhappiness
Nine of Cups
After a long emotional journey of ups and downs, you've finally found self-satisfaction. You've struggled to find the light after living in such dark times, and you've learned different forms of comfort that helped you along the way. Now you find yourself feeling accomplished and confident in yourself, in the sense that, you know how to help yourself when facing difficult times.
Alternatively, this card can also suggest that you may finally have reached a long time goal that you've been working very hard on. You're sitting on your tower of cups feeling satisfied. It's okay to embrace this proud feeling you have, you've earned it!
The Nine of Cups is also referred to as the "Wish Card." This means that seeing this card in a reading could mean something you deeply desire is coming your way.
Card in Reverse:
In reverse, the Nine of Cups can suggest that you may be looking for a deeper and more authentic sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. You may experience short-lived feelings of joy, but they don't bring you the gratification you desire. You've been through a lot in life, and it may appear to others like you've achieved all you've ever wanted, but deep down you feel like something is missing. Are you feeling dissatisfied with yourself? Does it feel like you have a never-ending list of expectations that you just can't seem to meet? Is it possible that you are lacking confidence somewhere?
Try stepping back and enjoying the quality of your life. There is rich happiness to be found in our relationships and hobbies.
Satisfying career, Recognition at work, Achieving work goals
Positivity leading to romance, Enjoying love
Lacking a deep connection, Superficial relationship, Needing to work on ones self
Disappointment at work, Job not being what you expected
Upright: If you are currently in a relationship, there is much to appreciate right now. Your love-life is joyous and satisfying in many ways. Your partner may not be perfect, but they exceed your expectations where it's most important. Right now is a great time to feel closer to your partner.
If you are single, love can be found in many places. Love can be found in gatherings, friends, family and community. Right now feels joyous and positive, and that positivity you're expressing is making you very attractive. Sharing positivity can make one magnetic, perhaps romance is coming your way.
Reverse: If you are currently partnered, everything may be looking great on the outside. Your partner is wonderful and seems like they'd be your perfect match, but you may be feeling like something is missing. You may not be feeling as close to them as you had hoped. Alternatively, you may have rushed into getting a relationship, but forgot to actually focus on yourself. You may have felt pressure from your peers to be in a relationship, but didn't actually take time to grow in areas of your life that need improvement. Without taking the time to work on ourselves, our romantic relationships will suffer.
Upright: The Nine of Cups tells us that you may be well respected by your co-workers. Projects at work can feel easy to finish, and the way you execute tasks has people praising you. Right now may be a great time to ask for a raise, or to see what you can do to expand. If you are currently looking for a job, the positivity and confidence you show may help you find the job of your dreams. Keep looking and take advantage of any good opportunities that show up at your door.
Reverse: You may have just landed the job of your dreams, only to find that it's not what you thought. Things are quickly taking a turn for the worse and you're not sure what to do. Perhaps the work is harder than you thought, or it's simply too much for you. Alternatively, it may be going well, but it's not as satisfying as you had hoped. People may not be recognizing your efforts, all of your hard work is going unnoticed. It's okay to feel disappointed, and it's never too late to stop and start again.