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What does the Nine of Cups mean?

July 31, 2019

RWS 2.0 Nine of CupsHere is a pithy meaning for the Nine of Cups:
Are you a good drunk or a bad drunk?
(Apologies to The Wizard of Oz)

We Tarot readers all develop our own particular meanings and interpretations for the cards. (For example, on reader I know sometimes sees “You missed the boat” in the Two of Wands.) One of my individualized Tarot interpretations is that the Nine of Cups indicates inebriation (especially when the Devil card is nearby in the reading). I mean, come on: look at all those cups on the table behind this guy! It almost makes you want to start singing “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.”

Starting with that take on this card, I came to the thought that some people can handle their drink and some can’t. In other words, it’s a problem for some people but not for others.

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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