Nine of Cups Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA stout man has feasted to his heart's content. An abundant supply of wine is behind him, as if to show that the future is also assured. The picture offers the material side of assurance only: it does not reflect the spiritual.
Meaning of Nine of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Goodwill, contentment, physical well-being; also victory, success, advantage; satisfaction for the Querent.
Truth, loyalty, liberty; good business.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
Of good augury for military men.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
Good news. Tidings. Letters. Visits
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Victory, Advantage, Success, Triumph, Difficulties surmounted
Faults, Errors, Mistakes, Imperfections.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
The wish card, good luck
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
beautiful wedding gifts; a rich dowry: golden ornaments; a necklace; a diamond right; a gold watch.