nine of cups love
By Keen Editorial Staff

If you pulled the Nine of Cups and you need some help deciphering what the message is in your reading, you’ve come to the right place. Each tarot card is layered with meaning and can be interpreted in so many ways depending on the context it is pulled.

The Nine of Cups speaks of joy and a wish coming true. 

It is a card about being proud of yourself and basking in your love so you can be assured that pulling it in most contexts is a very positive sign. Below, we will explore in detail how to interpret the Nine of Cups in the context of a love tarot reading.

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Nine of Cups Keywords 

Upright: Abundance, wish fulfillment, contentment, living in luxury, getting what you want, happiness, being happy on your own, being proud of yourself

Reversed: Overindulgence, not being on the path you desire, poor lifestyle choices, smugness, selfishness

Nine of Cups Description 

In numerology, nines indicate the end of a cycle or completion. Depicted in the Nine of Cups is a solitary character sitting on a wooden bench. Their arms are crossed, and their legs are open. Their demeanor seems proud, content, and self-assured. Their red hat with the red feathers symbolizes their self-confidence. They are essentially sitting back and enjoying the fruits of their labor after the hard work of harvesting. 

Behind them is a curved structure draped in luxurious blue cloth with nine full cups resting on it. The cups symbolize abundance and achievement of their desires while the blue cloth represents spiritual fulfillment. The yellow backdrop embodies the energy of joy. 

Nine of Cups Love Meaning   

The Nine of Cups is an extremely positive card to pull in a love tarot reading since its core interpretation concerns wishes coming true. If you are asking about a current romantic relationship or potential partnership, the card suggests that this union could give you everything you have been looking for – they may be able to fulfill your physical, spiritual, and emotional needs and you end up settling down with this person. This person could be your soulmate.

Don’t forget to express your gratitude to your partner. Being grateful will enhance your ability to manifest your desires. It is the Law of Attraction.

In a love reading, the Nine of Cups can represent satisfaction and pleasures. Because of this, the card may forewarn against an overly sexual connection in the early stages of partnership that has the potential to burn out. There may be a strong desire between you two and you may feel this person can sexually satisfy your needs.

If you a single, the Nine of Cups suggests you are feeling good about yourself and are content with being single. You are in a state of good self-esteem and people are starting to take notice. You may be taking better care of yourself and starting to get ‘seen’ more by others around you. 

Reversed Nine of Cups Love Meaning  

If you pull the Nine of Cups in the reversed position for a love tarot reading, the card could suggest that someone is not making a move on the other person. They may be complacent and putting zero effort in because they feel they don’t have to since you are doing all the work.

It could also indicate that you are frustrated that your wishes have not come true yet. You may have unrealistic expectations in love or are not putting in any effort to allow your dreams to manifest. If you have feelings for someone, you may not be acting on them and this is the blockage you are experiencing in your love life.

If you are single, the reversed Nine of Cups could be suggesting you spend more time searching within for happiness. Focus on making yourself happy and not others. This will help you attract the right partner to you.

Nine of Cups as Feelings  

Being a card about wish fulfillment, if you ask how someone feels for you, pulling the Nine of Cups can indicate that you are their wish come true. They may feel that you validate them – you make them feel good about themselves and you bring joy into their life. 

Their desire for you is strong and they may want to bend over backwards to keep them. On the other hand, it could indicate that they feel like not having to make any efforts since you are fulfilling their needs. 

When reading the tarot, consider the surrounding cards for a deeper understanding of the message being conveyed. Always go with your first instinct as it is usually the most accurate. You may wish to write down or record your interpretations so you can refer to them at a later date.

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Keen Editorial Staff
Keen's Editorial Staff is made up of world-class writers, astrologers, psychics, and advisors with diverse experience and spiritual sensitivity. 

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