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Satisfied. Content. Sometimes overly satisfied, and on the verge of complacency.

This how Ive come to view this card on its most basic level. Any thoughts?
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For me a lot depends on the question and the additional imagery of the card. But your basic interpretations all work for me. I'd also suggest overindulgence. Some authors consider this the "wish" card, although I've never really gelled with that interpretation. In some decks, the person has that "cat that ate the canary/I know something you don't" look on his face.

The Tarot of the New Vision gives an idea about what might be behind the table, which I never wondered about until I came to Aeclectic and looked through the RWS forum.... That could also help to inform your interpretation of the card in a given situation.

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Sometimes I feel like this card is saying not to take things for granted. If you do get your wish, really appreciate it.
It also makes me think of how my dad is with sweets. When he indulges in candy and such, he woofs it down. He doesn't take time to savor it so it doesn't matter if it's Godiva or Hershey's. Instead of cups, he sits surrounded by wrappers.
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It also makes me think of how my dad is with sweets. When he indulges in candy and such, he woofs it down. He doesn't take time to savor it so it doesn't matter if it's Godiva or Hershey's. Instead of cups, he sits surrounded by wrappers.
Great analogy
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Sometimes I feel like this card is saying not to take things for granted. If you do get your wish, really appreciate it.
It also makes me think of how my dad is with sweets. When he indulges in candy and such, he woofs it down. He doesn't take time to savor it so it doesn't matter if it's Godiva or Hershey's. Instead of cups, he sits surrounded by wrappers.
If you ever have the chance, rent the movie "Still Breathing." One of the character in it (Fletcher) attempts to make a similar point using a chocolate analogy. If you want/love something, you should honor it and take the time to savior it.

In the movie Fletcher uses this "chocolate" story to basically tell her why he is trying to slow things down between them. Such a sweet movie.

Thanks for reminding me of that scene and how it so relates to the message of the 9 of Cups!
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For me a lot depends on the question and the additional imagery of the card. But your basic interpretations all work for me. I'd also suggest overindulgence. Some authors consider this the "wish" card, although I've never really gelled with that interpretation. In some decks, the person has that "cat that ate the canary/I know something you don't" look on his face.

The Tarot of the New Vision gives an idea about what might be behind the table, which I never wondered about until I came to Aeclectic and looked through the RWS forum.... That could also help to inform your interpretation of the card in a given situation.

Rodney
Thankyou for that picture,it has given me a whole new spin on this card, especially in the positions it has come up in for me lately. Thanks also to HerzogIsGod for asking this question
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As already stated, the interpretations of a card can depend on it's position and the question being asked.

Most refer to this card as the wish card, but not sure where that term came from or why. In some decks, the image definitely refers to a wish.

In my opinion, this card is more of a fulfillment card. The nine's refer to reflections and here in the cups card, from the Rider Waite deck, you see a man that is happy with his acheivements thus far. He has reflected on his worth and value to the situation at hand and is pleased with his findings. It warns against accepting his accomplishments as a sign of completion, for he has not completed his goal entirely.
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In job readings, this card has come to mean unemployment to me - "enforced holidays" also, it advises against trying to drown my frustration over yet another rejection with nine glasses of wine
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Naturally I pulled the Nine of Cups last night in my daily. I took it to mean, among other things, "taking something for granted."


Thanks, eyeDEEclaire
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I've had it refer to the inner self and also the ideal person to marry.
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