The Nine of Cups, is Yesod (Foundation) in the Suit of Water. This is the Astral Plane Foundation of astral fluids, which when given a thought-form, crystallize light into material forms on the Earth plane. This places the suit of Water back onto the Middle Pillar rather than the Left pillar of Hod and the right pillar of Netzach (see past blogs). Balance is now restored to the Emotions. Nine is also the number of the Moon who rules Water and thus strengthens the idea of Water. Energy-in-Motion flows as water and thus is called the suit of Water which governs emotions.
The ruler of this card is Jupiter in Pisces and is a definite benediction, for Jupiter is the Planet of Chesed (Mercy) which represents the suit of Water in its highest material manifestation. Pisces brings out the placid qualities of water, so happiness is a balanced weaving of Planetary, emotional, and mental forces.
The Nine of Cups has nine cups arranged in a square, each overflowing with healthy moving water. This is the most complete and beneficent aspect of the Force of Water as True Wisdom self-fulfilled in Perfect Happiness.
When this card is thrown during a reading, the querent is experiencing or will experience in the periods of 9 weeks or 9 Months, complete success. Pleasure and happiness where wishes are fulfilled.This is unabashed happiness, where complete and perfect realization of pleasure and happiness is being experienced. The nine of cups also suggests high-mindedness, not easily satisfied with small and limited ideas. A good, generous, but maybe foolish nature.
If ill defined by the accompanying cards, Self- praise, vanity, conceit, much self promotion, yet still kind and lovable. This card is so balanced that it is hard to find any ill definition for it. A person of this generous nature is apt to be maligned through too much self -assumption; However this is not unusual in our over critical society where those of a genuine happy nature are often accused of being naive.
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