Especially in combination with other cards, this can be one of over-indulgence and complacency. If you receive this card, keep your eye on the prize and keep moving through the finish line. The nines feel great, and are almost the completion of a cycle. If you keep moving forward, you can accomplish even greater things! This is a great place to be, but don’t stay here too long. You are about to find a community to share your good fortune with.
In a spread, the Nine of Cups adds a little abundance to the cards below.
Hierophant: If the Nine of Cups comes with the Hierophant, it suggests marriage.
Wheel of Fortune: The Nine of Cups in combination with the Wheel of Fortune indicates great luck.
Devil: If the Nine of Cups comes with the Devil, there might be a dangerous tendency towards over indulgence.
Sun: The Nine of Cups in combination with the Sun indicates great luck.
Ace of Pentacles (Coins, Disks): The Nine of Cups in combination with the Ace of Pentacles (Coins or Disks in other decks) indicates great luck.
The Suit — Cups or Hearts
The cup holds water, the heart holds emotion. Water nourishes, refreshes, revives. Emotions remind us we’re alive, give us reason to commune with others. Water can give life and take it away. Emotions can make us want to feel more and wish we could just stop feeling entirely.
This suit invites us to that place below the surface, to search for the Holy Grail, to get in touch with our creative side.
The Number — 9
Nine represents completion, solitude, and protection.