“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
~ Dale Carnegie
The 9 of Cups is a card that most people love to see in a reading. It signals happiness, good company, great food, plenty of drink and happy times in the company of friends. The little things in life take on great importance and bring equally great joy.
It is often considered a card of wish-fulfillment but can also indicate wishful thinking if next to cards like The Devil, the 7 of Cups, the 2 of Swords or the 8 of Swords.
Mostly, it brings news of happy times though. This is ‘the cat that got the cream’ card in the deck. You usually feel jammy and smug about your good fortune when the 9 of Cups shows up.
Emotionally, expansive Jupiter in watery and mutable Pisces signifies an urge to merge and become one with the other person. While this can be wonderful if the feelings are reciprocated, it can also highlight boundary issues – especially if this urge is taken advantage of by the object of one’s desire.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”
~ Oprah Winfrey
At the other end of the spectrum, Jupiter in Pisces brings a strong tendency to overindulge. This impulse come from a fear of not getting/having enough. Alcoholism can sometimes be indicated when this card shows up, especially in the company of The Devil, the 7 of Cups and an ill-dignified or reversed Knight/King of Cups.
Physically, all the Pisces cards in the Tarot deck highlight problems with the feet and the lymphatic system.
Affirmation: “I am happy to be alive and content with what I have.”
9 of Cups Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for the many blessings in my life. Open my heart wide to the blessing of gratitude so that I may attract abundance from a place of deep contentment. So mote it be! (listen to prayer on Instagram)
Correspondences for the 9 of Cups
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Archangel: Sandalphon (Angel of Pisces) and Sachiel (Ruler of Jupiter)
Gemstone: Aqua aura, turquoise and mother of pearl
Deck used: Faerie Tarot