THE 2019 BIDDY TAROT PLANNER
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Upright: Contentment, satisfaction, gratitude, wish come true
Reversed: Inner happiness, materialism, dissatisfaction, indulgence
In the Nine of Cups, a man sits on a wooden bench – a sign that he is comfortable, but not too comfortable (you wouldn’t want to sit on that wooden bench all day!). His arms crossed and he has a smile on his face, expressing contentment and satisfaction. Behind him is a curved structure draped in blue material, with nine golden cups arranged in an arch. The cups represent emotional fulfillment after the accomplishment of your deepest desires.
NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.
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You know those moments when you look around you and feel your heart over-flowing with love and appreciation for everything you have created in your life? That’s what the Nine of Cups is about – emotional fulfillment, happiness and contentment. When this card appears in a Tarot reading, you feel deeply satisfied in all aspects of your life – relationships, work, lifestyle, well-being and more. You are basking in the abundance of life and experiencing your emotions with such intensity and pleasure.
This is why the Nine of Cups is often called the wish card. It comes as a sign that the planets have aligned and you have everything you wished for. You could not be happier! If you have made your wish and are patiently waiting for it to come to fruition, then this card is a very good omen that you wish will soon be granted.
The Nine of Cups is also an invitation to splurge, indulge and enjoy life’s pleasures. This includes enjoying good food and wine, appreciating the arts, making love, relaxing in a beautiful resort or experiencing beauty. Live in the moment, and give yourself permission to indulge temporarily without feel guilty about the possible negative consequences of such enjoyment.
When you see the Nine of Cups in a reading, remember to count your blessings and express gratitude for what you have created. Start or end every day by creating a mental list of the three things you are most grateful for. Over time, you will intensify your feeling of contentment and your ability to attract what you wish for – it is the Law of Attraction. If you are struggling to find the positive side of life, then expressing gratitude will help you to see what you already have created and that you indeed have a lot to be happy about.
One thing to keep in mind with the Nine of Cups is that he is sitting on a wooden bench, which is comfortable for only a limited period of time. Be aware that contentment and fulfillment, too, are only temporary as everything is always in a state of change. That’s why it is so important to appreciate what you have now and cherish it, because it may be gone later or you may need to adjust and adapt in the future.
Even when it appears you have everything you could have ever dreamed of, it can still feel like there is something missing deep down. You may be pursuing material gain, at the expense of your spiritual growth or emotional fulfilment. For example, you might have the most expensive home or car on the block, but if it means you need to work 80 hours a week and never see your friends and family, you’re going to feel pretty miserable. This is the essence of the reversed Nine of Cups and when it appears in a Tarot reading, it is asking you to reconsider what it is you wish for and align it with your Highest Good. You may have lost touch with what’s truly important to you, instead favouring the ego and what will impress others.
The reversed Nine of Cups is a sign that instead of looking outside of yourself for your happiness, look within. Success and happiness mean different things to different people. So, instead of doing what you think will make other people happy, do what will make you happy. Ask yourself, “What does success look like to me? And how will I know when I am successful?” If your outside world is not bringing contentment, change your definition of success.
Sometimes, the reversed Nine of Cups suggests that you are disappointed and frustrated that your wishes have not yet come true. Your expectations may be unrealistic, or you may not be actively pursuing your dreams, instead hoping that they will manifest with little input or action from you. You may have also chosen goals that are not deeply fulfilling to you and so you have let them fall by the wayside. Now is the time to reconnect with your goals and dreams, and recommit to bringing them to fruition. You may need to tweak your goals so that they are in full alignment with your personal values. And you may need to be more proactive in creating an action plan to see your goals come to fruition.
The Nine of Cups reversed also serves as a reminder not to over-indulge at the expense of your health and well-being. You may be prone to overdoing it when it comes to food, alcohol, drugs, partying or spending. Keep everything in moderation and focus on the long-term consequences of your actions, even if they bring short-term pleasure.