Tarot: 9 of Cups {How To Enjoy Life}

Tarot 9 of Cups, How To Enjoy Life, intuitivefish.com

Power To Fulfill Your Own Desires, Physical Bien-être, Sheer Enjoyment of Life

If there was a “best card to get in a tarot reading,” the 9 of Cups would be it.

If you haven’t overcome challenges and obstacles yet, you will. You feel victorious. You feel free to indulge in life’s pleasures {rather than feel guilty about them.} Your personal desires or a particular wish has been fulfilled.

But the 9 of Cups is about fulfilling your own pleasures and desires. You’ve figured out how to find your tranquility and bliss within; therefore, it’s easy for you to find the same in others and your external world.

While it’s a favorable omen, it’s also a card of change. As Aleister Crowley reminds us:

“Change guarantees stability. Stability guarantees change.”

9 of Cups by [If you know the name of this deck, please contact me], Cosmic Tarot, azurylipfe at Deviant Art and Shadowscapes, intuitivefish.com
9 of Cups by [If you know the name of this deck, please contact me], Cosmic Tarot, azurylipfe at Deviant Art and Shadowscapes, intuitivefish.com

When The 9 of Cups Shows Up In A Reading

Health and Body Image: If you’re not feeling radiant and alive now, you will be! Enjoying life is the best health protocol there is. You’ve learned to rely on yourself to cultivate your healthiest state of well-being.

Occupation and Finances: There’s one word to describe the 9 of Cups as far as it concerns your occupation: success. Your achievement comes or will come from sharing your own abundance with others. What has helped you, helps others.

Relationships: ‘Fulfilled desires’ is the message of the 9 of Cups. You’re free to experience the pleasures of life with another, because you know how to fulfill your own desires. Remember that your hopes and wishes rely on your own power and control of your destiny. This is also a card of loyalty during life’s ups and downs. It might also refer to hospitality, benevolence, and being helpful to others.

Hidden Meaning: Contentment in one’s self automatically translates into contentment with life and with others. All is interconnected.

9 of Cups by Fairy Lights Tarot
9 of Cups by Fairy Lights Tarot

Reversed: The 9 of Cups is such a good omen that reversed, this card is even more favorable than it is upright. It includes opening the heart to the self as well as to others, being free to be one’s true self, intimacy, loyalty and harmony in relationships…. It’s also a sign for good business. But the reversed 9 of Cups might also include errors made, faults and imperfections. What does this mean? It means the ultimate bliss isn’t the absence of flaws. It’s the understanding of why they exist, and the celebration of their unique beauty. Mistakes become an asset rather than an obstacle. They make life interesting, adventurous and worthwhile.

Advice: According to Epicurus, pleasure is simply the absence of pain. Make sure you’re taking time to enjoy the beauty of life even if you don’t have all the possessions your next door neighbor has. Seek to enjoy life on your own, in each moment. Let go of expectations on others, or on external circumstances. Take your destiny in your own hands, and stay loyal to your inner tranquility and bliss, no matter what seems to appear outwardly. Your own self-contentment will naturally shine on others and your external world, and will manifest more of the same. This is how you can count on fulfilled desires without hesitation. The 9 of Cups is also the card of childbirth.

Astrological Association: Leo

Element: Water on the 5th House

Timing: July 23rd to August 22nd, or 9 months

Yes or No: Yes

Elizabeth, also known as Intuitive Fish, is a healthy vegan mama living in the Pacific Northwest. Her life mission involves researching the esoteric arts, guiding souls along their awakening path, and contributing to a world of humans doing what they love. She’s available for readings and counseling, and would love to be your friend on social media.