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Nine of Cups Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Nine of Cups

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

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.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

cups-9, nine-of-cups, nine, cups

Description

A 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 Deck

Upright

Goodwill, contentment, physical well-being; also victory, success, advantage; satisfaction for the Querent.

Reversed

Truth, loyalty, liberty; good business.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Children.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Of good augury for military men.

Reversed

Good business.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Good news. Tidings. Letters. Visits

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Victory, Advantage, Success, Triumph, Difficulties surmounted

Reversed

Faults, Errors, Mistakes, Imperfections.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

The wish card, good luck

Reversed

short sorrow.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

beautiful wedding gifts; a rich dowry: golden ornaments; a necklace; a diamond right; a gold watch.

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