A nine of any suit is also tied very closely with the planet Neptune, which is tied to inspiration. Neptune holds power over dreams and your subconscious mind. This card also has strong ties to the Pisces astrological sign, symbolizing intuition and creativity. The Cups suit would point towards an emotional journey- a new relationship, a new friendship, a new creative project.
On this card, you will find a man with crossed arms sitting on a bench. His face is showing a smile and he is dressed elegantly. By all appearances, he is more than content. Behind him, you will see nine cups, representative of emotional fulfillment and numerous accomplishments.
Upright- Satisfaction, achievement, recognition
The Upright Nine of Cups is another one of the most positive to receive in a reading. It is a good omen and signals that you are ready to receive accolades and recognition for your work. After a long journey through the suit of Cups, this shows the ending of the journey and the happy ending found. This is also sometimes referred to as the “wish” card, which means the things that you wish for will come to fruition soon. In regards to a professional setting, this may be a sign of a new job or promotion on the horizon. With regards to love, this card could point towards a new relationship or your current relationship taking a step forward. Either way, this card is always a good omen and should be a welcome sight.
Reversed- Dissatisfaction, arrogance, snobbery
When the Nine of Cups is reversed, you need to reevaluate your priorities. You may appear to be happy and fulfilled, but be lacking inwardly. You’re lacking deeper connection in life and need some inner work to continue moving towards your higher purpose. For example, you may be meeting professional goals and realize your compensation is not what you expected. This can sometimes manifest as arrogance or snobbery as you appear to have everything superficially but desire more.
**In a yes/no reading, a Nine of Cups is a yes.