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Nine of Cups Art and Meaning

Moorish Playing Card Deck Fragment

About the Deck

From an uncut sheet found in a museum in Barcelona. This deck provides an important link between the Mamluk deck pattern and the Mediterranean deck pattern, because it shares features of both; in general it looks fairly European, but the wands look like Polo Sticks and the Cups still look like Myriads, harking back to Ancient Chinese money-suited cards.

Provenance

Spain, c. 1414.

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.