The 9 of cups tarot card is a positive card, with the feeling of self accomplishment. You’ve worked hard and can appreciate what you’ve made.
I suggest, while looking at this card description, you have your tarot deck in front of you and decide for yourself if you agree with the feelings on this page or if the card represents something entirely different to you.
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A few words to describe the card:
Breakthrough, Self made happiness
9 of Cups
The 9 of cups is a card of celebration. Not quite the celebration that comes with the 10 of cups, but this is one of internal victory. You’ve worked hard for so long, and this is your chance to take it all in.
Appreciate what you have. This is your time. You’ve worked through the tolls that come with hard work, and have come out the other side with something to show for it.
You can think of this as a freeing moment even, with the ability to recognize what you’ve done to create this. It all comes from you.
As this is the 9 of cups, it can relate to emotional or mental work, where you’re in a good place. And it’s something you’ve put the effort into. This is a card telling you to see and appreciate what you’ve done for yourself. This could be the stability you’ve been looking for.
This can also be a breakthrough card.
Typically, the 9 of cups depicts a person with 9 cups that they’re nearby. These cups are all upright and on display. The person is either smiling or looking happy with what they’ve created. These cups are a prized possession.
Still confused about the meanings of the cards? A few tools that have been really helpful for me have been: practice, taking the time to look at each card, read books like Tarot: Learn How to Read and Interpret the Cards by Kim Arnold. Or try out tarot spreads! Try doing a simple reading every day. The Labyrinthos app is really helpful too. Or try some that I’ve created by looking here: Tarot Spreads.