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The Meaning of
the "Nine of Cups" Tarot Card

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Quick Tarot Meanings:

Wealth. A time of plenty, or a person of great means. A comfort and peace of mind that comes from having material desires fulfilled. Opulence.

What is the inverted meaning of
the "Nine of Cups"?

Spending beyond one's means. A loan that cannot be repaid. An abuse of generosity. A false display of power and promise.

Advanced tarot interpretation

(Applies to the upright position)

The Symbolism in the "Nine of Cups" Tarot Card:

A man is guarding nine cups, all carefully arranged on a pedestal, almost an altar, behind his head. He is somewhat corpulent, and as such may be taken as a person who has just finished feasting on food and wine. The wine in the cups behind him is waiting to be drunk, and given his body language he will be the only one doing the drinking.

The Meaning of the "Nine of Cups" Tarot Card:

The question one must ask is: with all his wealth, why is this person feasting and drinking alone? The answer could be an unwillingness to share good fortune with others. The image may also represent great wealth or represent a wealthy person, albeit one that is not exactly into sharing their means with you. Contentment and happiness with wealth fairly accumulated. Physical well-being, momentary satisfaction for the individual. Contentment and victory.

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