Nine of Cups



A naked, light-skinned figure sits in a Turkish bath with their left leg crossed over their right. A red cloth is draped over them and they wear a red hat. They rest their head on their left hand and hold a filled champagne flute in their right hand. Eight people with varying skin tones offer additional champagne flutes from the edges of the scene.

Key words

Upright: satisfaction, comfort, wish granted

Reversed: smugness, greed, dissatisfaction

Reflection questions

  • How can I create a sense of gratitude and contentment with what I have while still striving for growth and improvement?
  • What brings me true happiness and fulfillment in my life? Am I prioritizing those things?
  • How can I celebrate my accomplishments and successes without becoming complacent?

Nine of Cups Upright

The Nine of Cups is considered the “wish granted” card— it represents emotional fulfillment and contentment. If this card doesn’t resonate with you at the moment, perhaps it’s time to treat yourself! Whether circumstances have gone in your favor or you’ve made your own destiny, remember to make time for gratitude.

Nine of Cups Reversed

Success can be gratifying but it can also be lonely. If you’ve made material gains but still feel like something is missing, consider nurturing your connections with others. Similarly, it’s important to remember that success can be fleeting— don’t take too long to rest on your laurels or you may miss out on other opportunities.