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The Tarot of Eli-Minor Arcana: Thoth Tarot- 9 of Cups-Happiness & Tarot of The Ages- Nine of Cups

Western Tantric and Qabalistic Tarot Card Comparisons.

The 9's all refer to Yesod, the 9th Sephiroth that is the Foundation of all manifested forms and forces on Malkuth-the physical and material plane that is called Assiah.THE 9 OF CUPS is theLord of Material Happiness, and is Jupiter in the house of Pisces. The Angels of the Decan are Saliah and Asriel.

The 9s, generally show very great fundamental force because they rest on the Firm Foundational Base of Yesod. (9th Sephiroth on the Tree of Life)

Now this is pure-conscious- emotional power, so that means it can be used negatively or positively, depending on the perspective of the user. Discrimination/discernment is the Key here.

THE 9 OF CUPS is also called the Lord of Material Happiness, as here Jupiter (good fortune) is in the house of Pisces. The Angels of the Decan are Saliah and Asriel.

As you can see by the above illustrations, the 9 of Cups is Yesod in Briah, (see-The Four worlds) influencing the Material World. Here, the benevolence of Jupiter, effects happiness and satisfaction in the Earth plane (Malkuth), by functioning through the Water of Pisces/Moon.

The 9 of Cups-Happiness is a card of sensuality and pleasure, more mystical than convention allows, and less stable than the saturated 10 because it is still on the upswing and is now flowing and reaching towards the mystical states of ecstasy. Here, sensual pleasure, may be felt as a religious experience as the influence of Jupiter is strong in the passive, receptive and somewhat psychic character of Pisces. Jupiter in Pisces also indicates pleasant travel by water and brings good fortune through occupations governed by Neptune. The personality inclination here is a tendency for kindness, quiet and unassuming, with an unambitious approach to life. If the planet is well dignified, there may be a more ambitious approach to occupation.

The Square arrangement of the Cups, on the 9 of Cups, overflowing into one another, suggests Chesed- the Architect as Jupiter and the perfection of Water force, a dreamy current of Consciousness which is also reinforced by Yesod-9, being the number of the Moon. Pisces brings out the most Placid form of Water (consciousness), so this card is a Happiness well-spring that floods into our normal state of consciousness.

The recipient of this Happiness, really doesn't ponder a reason to be happy, for their own consciousness has not reasoned it out as a logical way to be.....they "just are" and they feel "good all over. As you are this far into the blogs you know by now that Yesod, the 9th Sephiroth, is the fluid light Foundation of all manifested forms, a plane in the Universal Collective Unconscious called the Astral; a place which launches all forces on Malkuth-the physical plane. The 9's, generally show very great fundamental emotional force because they rest on the Firm Foundational Base of Yesod and like the element of water, cycle with the Moon. Now this doesn't mean you can blame the moon for being an emotional wreck, but it does caution us that if you feel negative about yourself, or life, the Moon Phase can cause it to be a "High" or "Low" tide moment. Hence, a strong Will- will not be affected, but one of dependency will be. Therefore it is suggested that one think this : 

I Am the Will and The Way, I Am the Wealth and I own the Day!

Now this is energy-in-motion and as pure power to express, as with all power, discernment is necessary. For it wouldn't be prudent to have one laughing and giggling during a funeral or to break out in laughing glea during a sexual union. Male ego's damage easily... as do all images made of smoke!

Therefore, in a positive way, 9 is the number of the Purest Essence of the Element presented. In this case it is Pure Intuitional/Emotional Force. Laugh, jump with joy, dance your glea into the environment as your presence will be felt in a positive manner by the earth itself. Love being you, and then you will know why you exist. For the Divine Creative doesn't build what it doesn't want to be.  

The Tarot of The Ages-Nine of Cups, represents a Mayan family, happy in their life. Each drinking from their Soul cups of 3, furtile with purpose and happiness. Magnolia flowers bloom above them and sweet papaya is open before them and surrounded by 6 of the cups. Now 3 is the sacred number in all ancient myth and religions. The Trinity of Self, is Spirit, Mind and Body. The Trinity Goddess is Maid, Mother and Crone. The Trinity Creator is Father, Son and Grandfather. Here the Menage é Trois of Self is in joyful union as a Trinity of I AM ME! Abundance always begins in the "I AM", where it finalizes in the "Me".

So when the 9/Nine of Cups-Happiness, is thrown during a reading, it implies:

  • Contentment and Satisfaction. 
  • Everything looks and feels "rosy".
  • The querent, is enjoying self-esteem and inner joy; flowing feelings of inspiration and joy. The dull thunk in this chiming joy, is that this is temporary, as Change is the stability of the Universe.
  •  "The cat is away, so the mice can play", kind of moment. 
  • Before reason takes over, and finds the logical points of survival thinking that messes up unmitigated joy.
  • Success. 
  • Material attainment.
  • Advantage.
  • Well-being.
  • Abundance.
  • Good health. 
  • Difficulties surmounted. 

If ill defined by the surrounding cards:

  • Mistakes.
  • Material loss.
  • Imperfections. 
  • Misplaced trust.
  • False freedom.
  • Opposition.
  • Dispute.

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