(i) Nine of Cups YouTube Video

Nine of Cups : My in-depth YouTube Video on the Nine of Cups of the Thoth Tarot deck may be viewed below:

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(ii) Thoth Nine of Cups

In the Nine of Cups,the cups overflow with water from the 9 lotuses.

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(iii) Rider Waite Nine of Cups

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(iv) Nine of Cups & the Tree of Life  

Yesod in Briah This returns the suit to the middle pillar and increased stability from the excesses of the seven (Debauch) & the barrenness of the eight (Indolence). We have the fulfilment of the goal of Love which was implied in the 2 of Cups.

Jupiter also rules Chesed which is the highest form of water (Geburah is fire)

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(v) Shemhamphorasch Angels of the Nine of Cups

Sealiah: Rediscovered willpower. Hope and enthusiasm. Restarts what’s stuck. Exalts the humble consciousness.

Ariel: Discovery of hidden treasures. Gratitude. Blossoming of psychic abilities and revelatory perception. Causes the object of one’s desires to be seen in dreams.


(vi) Astrology of the Nine of Cups

1. Decan = 2nd decan of Pisces (11 – 20°) ruled by JUPITER

2. Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter rules Pisces and so we have very strong complementary energies in this card

Jupiter’s philosophical approach aligns well with the spirituality of Pisces.

Jupiter also brings its good luck and happiness with  it hence the title of the card

Jupiter’s softer concerns such are care, compassion & the spiritual life are beautifully expressed through sensitive Pisces. There is an enormous capacity to love, although as so often with this sign, this is often hard worn through lots of difficult times in the past.


(vii) Symbology of the Nine of Cups

Cups arranged in a square =  This represents stability and manifestation.

Cups resting on the calm waters of Pisces.


(viii) Geomancy & The Nine of Cups

Associated with the geomantic figure LAETITIA:

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Latin for “Joy”. The figure resembles an arch, fountain, or rainbow. It is good in situations that concern potential, joy, or happiness. Astrologically it is associated with Pisces and Jupiter retrograde. It is ruled externally by water, but inwardly by fire. It is a positive figure for nearly all questions, representing fast situations and construction. It indicates upward motion, happiness, or joy.


(ix) Quotes from the Book of Thoth

“(Nine).. is also the number of the moon thus strengthening the idea of water. ” (p201)


(x) Divinatory meanings of the Nine of Cups


SometiNine of Cupsmes referred to as the ‘Wish Card’  = things coming true that you have always wanted.

The card represents fulfillment and so things cannot get better than they are at the present moment.







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Unfullfilled wishes and dreams leaving you feeling empty.








(xi) Recommended Video Links

Polyphonic Tarot

Paul Hughes Barlow

Marveena Meek


Nine of Cups Thoth Tarot Card Tutorial

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